Australian Regional Tourism is pleased to announce that the City of Newcastle will be hosting the 2023 Australian Regional Tourism Convention (ARTC) to be held 10 – 12 October 2023.
It has been a highly competitive environment to attract the convention, and this announcement follows a successful submission by the City of Newcastle.
Newcastle is renowned for its innovative and creative community and vibrant cultural history. The convention presents an exciting opportunity to highlight its plan to become a nationally significant destination for cultural tourism.
“We are thrilled to be working with the City of Newcastle to deliver the 2023 Australian Regional Tourism Convention.” said Coralie Bell, Australian Regional Tourism Chair.
“The City’s evolution as an events city has stepped up a notch recently with various major events being secured, providing immediate and ongoing benefit for the community and the economy, with greater visitation and investment outcomes. This is all integral to the shaping of a thriving visitor economy.” continued Ms Bell.
NSW Minister for Tourism Ben Franklin welcomes the announcement and said it was a privilege for the state to host this significant industry event.
“We are committed to making NSW the premier visitor economy of the Asia Pacific by 2030, and securing strategic industry events as part of our regional conferencing program will grow our capacity to achieve that ambition.” Mr Franklin said.
Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes is pleased with the announcement and the opportunity to host the 2023 Australian Regional Tourism Convention, which will provide another boost to the city’s economy.
“This is welcome news for our city with large-scale business events proven to be a significant contributor to Newcastle’s visitor economy.” Cr Nelmes said.
“Securing the bid to host the 2023 Australian Regional Tourism Convention against other destinations is a testament to our city’s world-class facilities and amenity and is indicative of a thriving economy. Newcastle continues to shine as a destination and we look forward to welcoming the 250 plus delegates in October and showcasing our city’s diverse offering including its rich heritage, spectacular coastline and vibrant nightlife.” continued Cr Nelmes.
The Australian Regional Tourism Convention is a must-attend event for local councils, regional tourism organisations, tourism professionals and government personnel wanting to contribute to the future of regional tourism in Australia. Every sector of the tourism industry is invited to attend the convention and take the opportunity to collaborate and investigate solutions to shared challenges while shaping the future of Australia’s regional tourism.
Regarded as the most significant annual event for anyone engaged in regional tourism, the convention provides delegates the opportunity to connect, share ideas and engage in robust discussions around opportunities and challenges being faced by the industry.
More details via the conference website