New workshops to help tourism businesses

Published on Jul 2, 2018

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A new program of workshops has been announced by Destination NSW to help tourism businesses advance their product offering.

The NSW First Program is a Destination NSW initiative that assists NSW tourism businesses to develop, promote and sell their tourism products. The program includes face to face workshops around NSW, as well as on-demand webcasts to cater to busy round-the-clock tourism businesses across NSW.

On top of the calendar of workshops and webcasts, resources and guides will be made available under the NSW First Program for the NSW tourism industry.

New workshops for the 2018-19 NSW First Program are now open for registrations, with on-demand webcasts to be added throughout the year.

Some up and coming relevant workshops include:

Inbound Strategy Workshop, 21 August 2018, 9am to 2.15pm.

VENUE:  Rydges Newcastle, 350 Wharf Rd, Newcastle NSW 2300

COST:  Workshop Cost: $50.00

The practical Inbound Strategy Workshop is designed to provide tourism businesses, such as tours, attractions and accommodation, with the necessary steps to develop and sell export-ready tourism products to the international travel trade. Topics range from market insights and tips, and product tailoring to developing trade sales materials and presentations, polishing business processes and planning trade sales activity. This workshop will suit businesses that have been operating for at least one year and have previously attended an Export Ready 101 workshop or webcast.

Tourism Manager Forum, 22 August 2018, 1pm – 4.30pm

VENUE: Rydges Newcastle, 350 Wharf Rd, Newcastle NSW 2300

COST:  Free

This session for Local Tourism Organisations, tourism managers and destination marketers provides an overview of the Destination NSW programs available to support regional tourism development. Find out how you can tap into the NSW First Program to support tourism businesses across the State to develop, promote and sell regional visitor experiences. Discover more about the Regional Tourism Fund and the Regional Flagship Events Program, to give you and your stakeholders the best chance to become a successful applicant.

Webcasts that can be watched online for free, at any time include:

  • Regional Event Funding – Applying For The Incubator Event Fund
  • Regional Event Funding – Applying For The Flagship Event Fund
  • Regional Tourism Fund – Co-operative Tourism Marketing Program
  • Regional Tourism Fund – Tourism Product Development Program
  • Export Ready 101 Webcast
  • Inbound Strategy Series
  • Aboriginal Tourism

You can register to attend the workshops, or watch webcasts online via the NSW First event calendar at Be sure to register to receive updates on the link.

Contact with any questions about the NSW First Program.