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November 15, 2017 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Australian Regional Tourism Ltd, formerly the Australian Regional Tourism Network Inc not only has a new name but a new brand and a new Board for 2017/18.

Last month, Australian Regional Tourism (ART) welcomed 130 delegates from every state and territory to the annual Australian Regional Tourism Convention in Canberra, ACT. Held at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre on Monday 23rd October, the Welcome Reception attracted 90 guests who were addressed by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr. The new branding was released on the night.

At the Annual General Meeting, held on Wednesday 25th of October many of the companies 112 members cast their votes and the 2017/18 Board was elected. Simon McArthur, Stuart Lamont, Linda Tillman and Lucy White will remain on the Board and will see the company through this period of change.

ART will be governed by the following directors in 2017/18:

  • Simon McArthur (Chair), Managing Director, SMA Tourism
  • Coralie Bell (Deputy Chair), Tourism Manager, Visit Shoalhaven
  • Stuart Lamont (Treasurer), CEO, Caravan Industry Association of Australia
  • Linda Tillman, Managing Director, Tilma Group
  • Lucy White, Destination Development Manager, Destination Bathurst
  • Nick Baker, CEO, Outdoria
  • Andrew Hiebl, CEO, Association of Australian Convention Bureaux Inc
  • Dale McIver, Director, Alice Event Management & Consultancy
  • Patricia Wilkinson, Tourism Strategy – Senior Project Officer, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Chair, Simon McArthur said “Last months AGM was very well attended, and the vacancies were hotly contested. I am pleased to welcome the new Board members to Australian Regional Tourism and would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing Board member, Stephen Schwer for his contribution as Deputy Chair”.

Some of the hot topics covered at this year’s Convention included ART’s national Agritourism project, the sharing economy in regional Australia, enabling infrastructure, data, regional cruise and air access and tourism 2030.

ART would like to acknowledge Austrade and Visit Canberra for their continued support of ART and the Convention.

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