Kalgoorlie-Boulder to host 2023 Regional Tourism Conference

Published on Friday, 24 June 2022 at 9:00:00 AM

Kalgoorlie-Boulder has been announced as the host city for the 2023 Perth Airport WA Regional Tourism Conference.

Announced at this year’s WA Tourism Conference in Perth, the dates for the regional event will soon be confirmed, with delegates eager to book their attendance as soon as possible.

The event will provide opportunities to network and engage with industry stakeholders and hear from industry-leading speakers.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler said the City is looking forward to welcoming delegates and showcasing Kalgoorlie-Boulder as a tourism hub for the Goldfields region.

“We’re honoured to have been given the opportunity to host this prestigious conference and have planned a great schedule of events and experiences for them to enjoy” he said.

“Having been selected recognises the commitment the City has made through our Tourism Strategy to support and grow tourism offerings for our City and the great Goldfields region.”

“This provides us a fantastic opportunity to promote not only our unique attractions but also our tourism operators and initiatives to the industry at large.”

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall praised the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s strategic efforts in growing its tourism industry and said this was a factor in its selection as conference host.

“The 2023 WA Regional Tourism Conference is expected to attract more than 250 delegates from across Western Australia, with estimated expenditure in the destination of more than $200,000,” Mr Hall said.

“We’re looking forward to showcasing the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the surrounding region to tourism businesses and industry delegates from across Western Australia, who will then promote the destination to potential visitors.”.

Known as the WA Tourism Conference in its inception in 2015, the event has grown significantly over the years and is co-hosted by several organisations including Tourism Council WA, Visitor Centres WA, Caravan Industry Association WA, the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council, and the Forum Advocating Cultural and Eco Tourism.

The 2023 conference will be the 4th held in a regional location, with previous events hosted in Geraldton in 2021, Karratha in 2019, and Albany in 2017. 

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