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Geelong to host inaugural Victorian Tourism Conference 2014

25 /02/ 2014 Comments are Closed

Geelong will be the host city for the inaugural Victorian Tourism Conference, as announced by Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) Chief Executive Dianne Smith in Geelong today.

It is anticipated that more than 200 tourism and event operators from throughout Victoria will gather in Geelong for the conference, contributing over $134,000* to the Geelong region.

“We are really excited to be bringing our industry conference to Geelong,” says Ms Smith.

“The conference is a great opportunity for people from throughout our industry to share ideas, experiences and learn best-practice strategies to grow their businesses. It also provides an opportunity for the Geelong region to showcase its amazing tourism assets, as tourism is an increasingly important economic driver for the region.”

The Victorian Tourism Conference is an industry led event which explores future trends, the latest research, consumer insights, and examples of leading operators aimed at strengthening and showcasing the industry.

Tourism Victoria Chief Executive Leigh Harry says “Tourism Victoria is delighted to be the Principal Partner of the inaugural Victorian Tourism Conference”.

“This conference supports Tourism Victoria in conjunction with the industry, in the delivery of Victoria’s Regional Tourism Strategy 2013-16, by recognising and addressing the challenges facing the industry over the next few years.

“It creates a platform for tourism excellence, which will assist our industry to be sustainable and competitive into the future,” says Mr Harry.

The announcement was made at the Geelong waterfront where Ms Smith was joined by mayor of Geelong, Darryn Lyons, and Tourism Greater Geelong and Bellarine’s Roger Grant and Tracy Jamieson.

The Victorian Tourism Conference is being developed in partnership with and supported by Tourism Victoria.

The conference will run 14 – 15 July 2014. For more information please contact conference@vtic.com.au, call (03) 8662 5425 .

*Figure based on $336 per delegate per day – Tourism Research Australia ‘State of the Industry 2012’

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30apr2:00 pm4:00 pmThe Great Ocean Road Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Alkina Lodge

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01may9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Accessible Tourism Masterclass9:00 am - 5:00 pm Crowne Plaza Melbourne

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