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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.
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Australian Regional Tourism
Applications are now open for the fifth round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Out of the $200 million fund this round has $100 million earmarked for tourism-related infrastructure.

Applications can be submitted through the online portal -
Australian Regional Tourism
Australian Regional Tourism
ART and Airbnb work together to support Agritourism development

“What we’re hoping that this will do, is get more people in different areas, not just go the traditional regional areas but really go further afield and explore more of our own backyard,” Nick Baker said.

The idea is existing farm stay operators share their knowledge with farmers needing a financial lifeline.

If you missed ART Board Director, Nick Baker, on ACA earlier this week, you can view the link here.

Australian Regional Tourism
Australian Regional Tourism
Our second day of Convention is well underway and we have just wrapped up an inspiring live Q&A with the panellists from our Crisis Management session.

A huge thank you to JK and Dr Fiona from Mentemia, Craig from Exceptional Kangaroo Island, Sara from Sovereign Hill and Trish from the ART Board for sharing their passion and insights.

Some key words and sentences from this session included:
- Empathy
- Balance
- Celebrate
- Prioritise your own wellbeing
- If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me
- Concentrate on what you can control today

Mentemia has also extended free access to their app until February so make sure you download it and take a listen.


and from Twitter

We’re thrilled to release the program for the 2020 ART Convention. You can view the program on our website -
Don't forget that Convention early bird registrations close today. Visit the link above 👆 #ARTC20

Registrations for the 2020 Australian Regional Tourism (ART) virtual Convention are now open.

The Convention will be held from 27-29 October.

The convention theme is ‘Building resilient and adaptive communities that thrive’.

Find out more

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Have you got a suggestion for a keynote, workshop or masterclass for ARTC20? Then we would love to hear from you. Call for papers are now open
#ARTC20 #regionaltourism
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Drum roll please...the host destination for the 2020 ART Convention is...Ballarat, Victoria.
We hope you can join us from 26-28 October in @cityofballarat as we celebrate the 2020 theme of ‘building resilient and adaptive communities that thrive’
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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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