The Australian Regional Tourism Convention will be held on the Cradle Coast of Tasmania in 2019

Australian Regional Tourism Convention

Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 October 2019

Devonport, Tasmania


The Australian Regional Tourism Convention (ARTC) is a must-attend event for local councils, regional tourism organisations, tourism professionals and business and government personnel who wish to contribute to the future of regional tourism in Australia.

ARTC19 will uncover the big challenges for our regions, and they’re big, and explore what is required to compete in an increasingly competitive global market. What do mega trends and disruption mean for tourism in regional Australia and what opportunities do they create for you?

This year’s convention theme is ‘Exploiting the new found focus on regions’ – is regional Australia ready for the spotlight?


Registrations and Convention Program

The ARTC19 Program is now available, and is set to feature:

  • Launch of ART Local Government Engagement with the Visitor Economy Paper
  • Visitor Servicing and staying relevant in an increasingly digital space
  • Beyond 2020 – visionary business and people development
  • Exploring top regional tourism challenges
  • Tourism in protected areas, and more…

Download your copy of the ART 2019 Conference Program today.

Ready to register for ARTC19? We’d love to have you join us in Devonport this October! Early-bird registrations are now open and close on Saturday 31 August, head to our Registrations page for more information and to register now.


Exploring Devonport and the Cradle Coast

Go where the world’s still wild, in a wilderness landscape full of breathtaking scenery, remarkable history, gourmet produce and the world’s cleanest air. Cradle Mountain is our region’s gem, and the Cradle Coast spans the distance from Cradle to the coastlines of the north and west of Tasmania, as well as King Island. From bustling rural cities to village life or a secluded hamlet by the beach, there’s that special somewhere for everyone.

The region presents significant opportunities across a diverse range of industries from advanced manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, mining, retail and tourism to the rapidly expanding renewable energy and agri-tourism sectors. Commerce and industry in the region are supported by outstanding infrastructure including a network of highways and roads, a number of ports, including Tasmania’s largest port at Burnie, and two regional airports serviced by major and regional commercial airlines.

Find out more about Tasmania’s Cradle Coast here.


ART Convention 2019 Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Convention Coordinator.

  • Registrations cancelled more than 60 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees
  • Registrations cancelled less than 60 but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registrations fees
  • Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund

Substitute delegates are welcome; however the Conference Coordinator must be advised in writing (email) of any substitute delegates who will be attending.

Sharing of registrations with other parties is not permitted.

All amendments to registrations including arrival and departures much be advised in writing to the Convention Coordinator.

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