Scenery along the Cradle Coast in Tasmania

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 ‘Getting ready for the spotlight’ – Is regional Australia finally a genuine part of our national tourism agenda, and are we ready?


Call for Papers – Presenters

Interested in presenting at ART19? Well we would love to hear from you. You can submit your EOI and find out more here


Registrations and Convention Program

Early-bird registrations will open online in May, check back soon.


About 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.


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