Australian Regional Tourism Convention

The Tweed – 23/25 October 2018


Australian Regional Tourism Convention (ARTC) is the most significant event in our industry’s calendar. From 23-25 October, the regional tourism community will come together to discuss, debate and celebrate innovation.

The 2018 ARTC theme is “pushing the boundaries”. What does the future of regional tourism look like? What small changes can we make today to see big results tomorrow?

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Program highlights

  1. Learn how to foster sustainable growth with Nigel Collin, a memorable speaker and business coach. Nigel will share strategies from his business help book, “Game of Inches”.
  2. Explore agritourism in regional and rural Australia. What are its challenges and opportunities? Learn about the national strategic priorities identified and next steps.
  3. Got a problem that needs a fresh perspective? Share your challenges and work with others to create solutions – practical, collaborative problem solving at its best!
  4. Tune into ‘Destination Focus’ – an opportunity to explore and compare two contrasting ends of the destination management spectrum from digital marketing strategy to product development strategy – what’s best for your destination?

View the full program here!

Who should attend?

The conference is a must-attend event for local councils, regional tourism organisations, tourism professionals, business and government personnel who wish to contribute to the future of regional tourism in Australia.

Convention on the Move Program for Study Groups

Destination Tweed are hosting three industry famils on Tuesday 23rd October. These tours are a wonderful way to get out and explore The Tweed whilst providing hands on opportunities for industry to learn more about agri and food tourism, farm tourism and aquatic and nature tour. View famil options here.

Bookings can be made directly by contacting Shona (Destination Tweed) on or Phone 0472 846 794

Exploring the Tweed

The 2018 ART Convention is travelling to the Tweed, in far north-eastern New South Wales. The Tweed is rich in history, offering you plenty of site-seeing opportunities, local hospitality and breathtaking coastal and country scenery. Local restaurants offer fresh seasonal local produce from the Tweed and Northern Rivers regions. Find out more.

The venue

The convention will be held at Salt Village (Peppers and Mantra), conveniently located within 15 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport. The venue boasts natural and extensive grounds perfect for exploring and networking.

Photography: Destination Tweed, Ryan Fowler

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Our convention partners receive generous exposure for their brands, while contributing to the sustainability and vibrancy of Australia’s local communities. Please email if you are interested and a sponsorship prospectus will be forwarded to you.

Help us spread the word!

This convention helps drive the advancement of regional tourism across Australia. If you’re part of the regional tourism community, we invite you to help spread the word by sharing the event details in your e-newsletters, on social media and elsewhere.

Join the online conversation using the event hashtag #ARTC2018

Convention partners