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Tourism conference win for Parkes

Tourism conference win for Parkes
March 16, 2018

Parkes Shire Council has this week hosted more than 200 delegates at the 2018 Local Government NSW Tourism Conference.

Presented in conjunction with Destination NSW with the theme The theme of the conference was ‘Tourism: It all adds up!’, the event included workshops, case studies and panel discussions.

Attended by tourism managers, mayors, councillors, industry professionals and volunteers from around NSW, the event presented, according to organisers, the opportunity "to listen to and learn from industry leaders on a range of topics relevant to developing, sustaining, and marketing the regional visitor economy."

The conference included discussions on short-term holiday lettings, successful destination campaigns; the growth of the camping and caravanning sector and the benefits of a night-time economy.

The main conference on Tuesday and Wednesday was preceded by an optional Accredited Visitor Information Centres Summit on Monday.

These centres, which are often the first point of call for visitors coming into an unfamiliar town or city, carry the gold ‘i’ logo on a blue background which are instantly recognisable.

Commenting on the Conference, Parkes Mayor Ken Keith stated “business events, such as the LGNSW Tourism Conference, contribute close to $30 billion a year in direct expenditure nationally.”

Parkes Shire Destination Development Manager Kelly Hendry added “(delegates) had the opportunity to engage in a range of local experiences, with site visits showcasing recent improvements to the Peak Hill Gold Mine, the reinvigoration of Trundle and how the Henry Parkes Centre ties together a number of tourism icons.

“Organisers, delegates, VIPs, observers and even locals have all been extremely glowing in their remarks on how well the conference ran.

“The highlight of the conference was the Night with the stars dinner held at the Parkes Radio Telescope, complete with observations by the Central West Astronomical Society, a performance by local songstresses Amitie, and a guest appearance by actor Roy Billing who played the Parkes Mayor in the 2000 Australian film, The Dish.” 

Image: Parkes Radio Telescope 

2nd February 2018 - TRA RELEASES UPDATED TOURISM PROFILES FOR MORE THAN 200 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS

15th January 2018 - REGIONAL COUNCILS URGED TO CATER FOR RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND MOTORHOMES 

14th November 2017 - NEW BRAND AND NEW BOARD TO REPRESENT TOURISM IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

29th May 2017 - AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL TOURISM NETWORK ELECTS NEW CHAIR

26th April 2017 - LOCAL COUNCILS MAKE BIG INVESTMENTS IN TOURISM 

21st December 2016 - TIME FOR REGIONAL TOURISM TO SHINE AS NSW GOVERNMENT APPOINTS NEW PROMOTIONAL STRUCTURE

19th August 2016 - 40% OF AUSTRALIANS PLAN A HOLIDAY IN NSW

6th July 2016 - REGIONAL TOURISM OVERHAUL TO UNLOCK POTENTIAL OF NSW VISITOR ECONOMY

17th June 2016 - FIGURES SHOW NSW AS AUSTRALIA’S NUMBER ONE REGIONAL DESTINATION FOR VISITORS 

15th April 2016 - FESTIVAL LEGENDS HEADLINE NSW REGIONAL EVENTS CONFERENCE

21st March 2016 - AWARDS TO RECOGNISE BEST OF REGIONAL TOURISM

10th February 2016 - INAUGURAL NSW REGIONAL EVENTS CONFERENCE TO BE STAGED IN WAGGA WAGGA 

24th December 2015 - FUNDING BOOST FOR TOURISM IN REGIONAL NSW 

18th November 2015 - VISITOR CENTRES PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN INFLUENCING TOURIST BEHAVIOUR

11th November 2014 - REFURBISHED PARKES SWIMMING POOL LOOKS FORWARD TO THIRD YEAR OF INCREASED USE 


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