Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Tourism summit-member discount




Destination Southern Tasmania (DST) is soon to hold its annual tourism summit and is offering its Member price to AMaGAT Members. If you have been thinking about how to attract tourists to your place we encourage you to consider attending and taking advantage of this generous offer. It will give you some BIG picture thinking.

TAKING TOURISM TO NEW HEIGHTS
8.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday 6 August 2019
Blundstone Arena (Bellerive)
Cost: Members* $245 per person.
Non-members tickets are $275 per person.

Anyone wanting to claim the member prices should select the “member” ticket option giving their AMaGA membership number and the museum they represent.

Who is Destination Southern Tasmania? 

DST is the regional tourism organisation for Tasmania’s southern region. Incorporating 11 Council Partners, Industry Membership and a partnership with Tourism Tasmania, DST is focussed on increasing visitation, increasing yield and increasing regional dispersal. It works within the policy framework set by the Department of State Growth and its suite of initiatives to grow tourism including developing the links between culture and destination appeal.

Check out these two documents:

Why would you attend this summit?

The theme of this year's summit is very much aligned with the essence of museums; both small and large; whether a gallery, museum, history room, historic house or place. The theme is about thinking and talking about connecting: with place, with communities, with stories and with each other. Its rationale feeds into the sustainability of any business or endeavour..."the most successful businesses, and the businesses that will survive hardship are inclusive, collaborative and connected".  Attendance will give you the opportunity to step outside your museum connections into a related and important area of growth.


A great program

The full Summit program can be found here. It offers a diverse and engaging range of practical sessions that can speak to organisations across the state including:

  • Scott Rankin, Creative Director and CEO, Big hART and 2018 Tasmanian Australian of the Year
  • Todd Babiak, CEO, Brand Tasmania
  • Rebecca Summers, Senior Events Producer, Business Chicks
  • Bill Forrester, Co-founder Travability Travel
  • John Fitzgerald, CEO, Tourism Tasmania
  • Bill Lark, Godfather of Tasmanian Whisky
  • Giles Fisher, Freycinet Marine Farm
  • Dewayne Everettsmith, Cultural Awareness Coordinator, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
The booking link can be clicked through from here


You may wish to showcase your business through the Partnership Opportunities

The Summit presents an opportunity to showcase your business to the southern Tasmanian tourism industry. DST is looking for partnerships and collaborative opportunities in the form of speaker gifts, session sponsors, accommodation partners, trade displays and more. If you are interested in exploring these opportunities, have a look at its partnership prospectus HERE, email Natalie, or give the office a call on 6223 5650.

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