2021 Destination and Visitor Economy Conference



Events Team

Phone: 02 9242 4000 

An aerial view of Port Macquarie

LGNSW Destination and Visitor Economy Conference 

Wednesday 26-Friday 28 May 2021

Our host council and destination in 2021 will be Port Macquarie-Hastings. The conference will be held at Sails Resort Port Macquarie - By Rydges.

Port Macquarie is a fantastic tourism destination in NSW, with a range of attractions including a 9km coastal walk, eight beaches, scenic lookouts, the Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park and the world-famous Koala Hospital. 

It is home to excellent local tourism businesses that provided an outstanding example of how to pivot in a crisis when the area’s operators adjusted their offerings to visitors following the impacts of bushfires and COVID-19.

Port Macquarie-Hastings has long charmed the leisure traveller with a vibrant culture, buzzing arts and food scene, and stunning coastal and country beauty. The region has had recent major capital investments, re-vamped hotels, foreshore and coastal walk upgrades, a new university campus and new airport terminal.

The conference will aim to embrace not just tourism, but also a wider aspect of economic development relevant to regional and metropolitan councils.

Further information will be available in coming weeks.