7 December 2023
Tweed Wins Destination and Visitor Economy Conference
Tweed Shire Council has won the right to host the 2025 Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Destination and Visitor Economy Conference, which is the largest local government sector tourism forum in the nation.
Hundreds of delegates will converge on the Tweed to hear from tourism experts and stakeholders, leading researchers, practitioners, and industry experts on the latest trends in tourism.
LGNSW President Cr Darriea Turley AM said cities and towns throughout NSW needed a vibrant tourism sector.
“I want to congratulate Tweed Shire Council on winning the right to host the event in 2025,” Cr Turley said.
“The conference allows mayors, general managers and council officers the opportunity to hear first-hand all of the latest innovations, from how to attract tourists to their regions to how to showcase the experiences they have to offer.”
Mayor of Tweed Shire Cr Chris Cherry said that being selected to host one of the premier events on the NSW local government calendar was a thrill for the region.
"Located on the border between NSW and Queensland, the Tweed is the gateway to NSW and one of the fastest-growing regional cities in the state,” Cr Cherry said.
"The conference will provide a great opportunity to highlight some of the unique issues facing council in this region, while showcasing the incredible beauty and experiences on offer.”
The Tweed has a strong track record for hosting outstanding events that blend seamless conference sessions with dynamic delegate programs, including opportunities to experience the region's natural beauty, from its coastal villages to riverside and hinterland towns.
The Tweed Tourism Company General Manager, Sally Scott, said the region's strong reputation for delivering professional and memorable business events was centred on an engaging delegate experience program paired with exceptional meeting venues.
"We are excited to welcome delegates to the Tweed for this major event and look forward to creating a program around the conference agenda to showcase our region's unique experiences and landscapes, from wellness team-building adventures to agritourism site visits and unforgettable evening social events.”
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