Tourism movers and shak­ers meet

Albany Advertiser - - NEWS - Tayler Neale

Tourism in­dus­try stake­hold­ers from across the State are meet­ing in Al­bany this week as part of the WA Re­gional Tourism Con­fer­ence.

The in­dus­try event, which be­gan yes­ter­day, aims to pro­vide busi­ness de­vel­op­ment and ed­u­ca­tion along with networking op­por­tu­ni­ties within the tourism sec­tor.

Tourism Coun­cil WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Evan Hall said it was fan­tas­tic for the event to be held in Al­bany.

“We are de­lighted to be bring­ing the WA Re­gional Tourism Con­fer­ence to Al­bany for the first re­gional event of its kind,” he said.

“The event is an op­por­tu­nity for tourism busi­ness op­er­a­tors and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the tourism in­dus­try to en­gage in pro­fes­sional and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment, net­work with in­dus­try col­leagues, and hear from in­dus­try-lead­ing speak­ers on crit­i­cal is­sues and in­no­va­tive ideas. The con­fer­ence will be at­tended by more than 200 del­e­gates from through­out WA, with ad­dresses from Min­is­ter for Tourism Paul Pa­palia and Dome Cafes founder Pa­tria Jaf­feries, among oth­ers.

The event will be held at Cen­ten­nial Sta­dium with a tour of Al­bany’s key tourism des­ti­na­tions to­mor­row.

The con­fer­ence will be pre­sented in part­ner­ship by Tourism Coun­cil WA, Vis­i­tor Cen­tres WA, the Car­a­van In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion WA, the Western Aus­tralian In­dige­nous Tourism Op­er­a­tors Coun­cil and Aus­tralia’s South West.

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