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Australian Regional Tourism

Australian Regional Tourism (ART) is the peak national body representing regional tourism practitioners. ART acts as a hub for collaboration, cooperation, ideas generation, knowledge sharing, networking and so much more. On behalf of its members, ART advocates for sustainable regional development and amplifies key messages to government, other industries and industry sectors, researchers, educators and the public.
Australian Regional Tourism
Australian Regional Tourism
Thank you to everyone who tuned into the second session of the ART webinar series 'Redesigning Regional Visitor Centres'.

Joining us was Jo Seabrooke, Manager Tourism Services at Barossa Council and Ali Uren, Founder of Kiikstart.

If you missed the session, catch up via The Tourism Hub, where Ali and Jo will be providing an online Q&A for those who missed the session:
Australian Regional Tourism
Australian Regional Tourism
BBRF Round 4 Opens - better get your skates on, applications close 19 December 2019!!

The latest $200 million round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will be wholly and solely dedicated to helping the communities hardest hit by the crippling drought.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack announced this as part of the Federal Government’s latest package of assistance to combat the drought.

“Communities across the country are suffering from the effects of this prolonged dry-spell and this extra funding will help get local projects and infrastructure work under way to strengthen regional economies, keep tradies in work and money generating through local stores,” Mr McCormack said.

“This kind of support helps ease pressure on drought-affected communities in these difficult times.

“We are here for our regional and rural communities doing it tough through drought and we will continue to support them for as long as it takes through dedicated initiatives such as the BBRF.

“The BBRF is a core plank of our commitment to supporting stronger regions and supporting local jobs by investing in ‘shovel-ready’ projects across regional Australia.”

Minister for Drought David Littleproud said the projects would see new money flow into rural towns and businesses.

“The BBRF is about building large infrastructure projects that create new jobs and provide opportunities to build on and diversify these communities economic base,” Minister Littleproud said.

“This means more work for local tradies and businesses such as local hardware stores.”

Applications open on 14 November 2019 and close on 19 December 2019.

For further information on eligibility and how to lodge an application, visit is now open and can be accessed at The Guidelines and other supporting material is also available here.

#justfiveweeks Senator Jonathon Duniam
Australian Regional Tourism
Australian Regional Tourism
Australian Regional Tourism chair Coralie Bell says the best way to help is to pack your bags and visit.

"Visiting regional Australia is not just an adventure, it's a way to really give back," Ms Bell says.

"Tourism plays an important role in creating and supporting jobs, but it also celebrates culture, stories and the essence of who we are — it's important socially as well as economically."

and from Twitter

Join Linda Tillman from @tilmagroup & Ali Uren of Kiikstart, this Wednesday 13 November, at 10am for ART's first Webinar Session: 'What is the role of Local Government in a Modern and Changing Tourism Industry?'
Register here:
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ART recently launched its 'Visitor Economy Thinking for Local Government' toolkit at the annual Convention held in Devonport.

Get your copy today via The Tourism Hub:

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What's on your schedule next week?
We are looking forward to experiencing the best of Tasmania's #cradlecoast during ART Convention 2019, including the glorious tulips that will be on show! 🌷
📸: Table Cape Tulip Farm (via Facebook)

#ARTC19 #regionaltourism #tasmania
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Where are your visitors going?

Visit The Outdoria Group at #ARTC19 and find out how to turn their data (gathered from 13 geo-powered apps) into actionable insights for your organisation.

Limited places left! Register now:

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WISDOM work with regions to help create dynamic and engaging destination brands that resonate with target markets. With a diverse yet complementary suite of skills, they can help you navigate your brand journey and elevate your marketing to new heights.
Chat with them at #ARTC19