Mackay to host Australian Regional Tourism Convention

The Central Queensland city of Mackay will host the 2024 Australian Regional Tourism Convention from 9-11 October.

The coastal city in the heart of Queensland’s sugarcane farming region is a popular tourist destination, being home to national parks and Australia’s longest stretch of subtropical rainforest.

“We are excited to work with Mackay Regional Council to deliver the 2024 Australian Regional Tourism Convention,” says Australian Regional Tourism chair Joel Chadwick.

“The convention is renowned as the preeminent event for industry stakeholders to share insights, network and collaborate.

“With the recent surge in attendance – attracting more than 200 delegates in recent years – it is evident interest in growing Australia’s regional tourism sector is on the rise.”

The annual Australian Regional Tourism Convention provides delegates opportunities to connect, collaborate, share ideas and discuss issues facing the nation’s regional tourism industry.

The event is open to local councils, regional tourism organisations, tourism professionals and government personnel seeking to learn and contribute to shaping the future of regional tourism in Australia.

“What better way to show off our fantastic region than by hosting the Australian Regional Tourism Convention,” says Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson.

“Our tourism businesses are integral to driving investment into our communities, supporting sustainable growth and job creation.

“We have some outstanding, award-winning tourism businesses here and council is committed to supporting them to shine so they can promote the liveability of the Mackay region.”

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