Developed in partnership with regional tourism experts and focusing on tourism development, the ART Webinar Series has been specially designed for regional Councils and Visitor Information Centres (VIC).

Upcoming sessions



Next session: 31 July 2020, 11am

The next session will focus on the Australian tourism opportunity. TA Managing Director, Phillipa Harrison will be joined by Australia’s Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, who will give an update on Australia’s response to coronavirus.

While there may be an opportunity for questions due to high demand, attendees are encouraged to submit a question upon registration and the most common questions will be asked during the webinar.
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Build Back Better Webinar Series
Industry leader discussion panels: Getting ready for travellers to start traveling again is key to ensuring your business is set up for future success and ATEC is here to help you!
Register here for the next session.

Road to Recovery Tourism Tutorials
ATEC has developed the ‘Road to Recovery’ Tourism Tutorial Series, a 36-week program designed to provide our industry with all the necessary tools in order to be ready for the bounce back. The Road to Recovery Tourism Tutorials are just 45 mins, are free of charge and will be hosted every Thursday at 2 pm (AEST).
Register here for the upcoming tutorials.

Previous Sessions

What Tourism Businesses Can Do Right Now to Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

Thursday 26th March 2020

Following on from the ART COVID-19: Impacts On Tourism online discussion, Australian Regional Tourism partnered with Tourism e-School to deliver a practical online workshop to support tourism operators as we navigate our way through these difficult times.

The online workshop provides practical ideas and live examples of how tourism businesses can use this time to focus on business development and get ready for the bounce back post COVID-19.

Also see Tourism e-School’s blog posts developed to support the regional tourism community:


COVID-19: The Impacts on Tourism

Thursday 19th March 2020

To support our regional tourism communities during these unprecedented times, ART hosted an online panel discussion to provide guidance to local governments supporting their local tourism operators and industry through the impacts of COVID-19.

The panel discussion facilitated by Lauren Douglass, ART Executive Officer included:
• Coralie Bell, ART Chair, Tourism Manager Shoalhaven City Council
• Dominic Mehling, Industry Relations Manager at Tourism Australia
• Dean Long, CEO at Accommodation Association of Australia
• Shane McClelland, General Manager, Communications at DNSW
• Linda Tillman, Managing Director at Tilma Group

The topics covered include managing event and accommodation cancellations, and visitor communications.


Redesigning Regional Visitor Information Centres – Barossa Relaunched 2019

Monday 2nd December 2019

In this 30 minute ART webinar, learn about the journey from concept through to reality. Interviewing Jo Seabrook, Manager of Visitor Services Barossa Council, and Ali Uren, Founder of Kiikstart, ART will be unpacking what it takes to imagine a VIC that is best placed to meet the ever changing needs of guests while leveraging the community and the visitor family and friends market.


What is the role of Local Government in a Modern and Changing Tourism Industry?

Wednesday 13th November 2019

This 30 minute ART webinar, presented by Linda Tillman, Managing Director of Tilma Group and Ali Uren, Founder of Kiikstart, will encourage solution focused thinking and challenge regional tourism leaders as they consider ‘what is the role of Local Government in a modern and changing tourism industry?’


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