The Tourism Industry Division of the NSW Business Chamber has described the appointment of six new Chairs of Destination Networks as a massive step forward for regional tourism across the State.
“This is good news all round and will give a big boost to regional tourism,” said Executive Manager of the Tourism Industry Division, Dean Gorddard.
“I’d particularly like to congratulate Cameron Arnold, the Chair of the North Coast Destination Network, who is on the Chamber’s own Tourism Advisory Council.
“The NSW Government should be applauded for the introduction of a skills based board for each of the Destination Networks across the State.
“The Chamber congratulates the Government on investing $43 million of funding over four years to help develop initiatives to boost the growth and dispersal of regional tourism in NSW.
“The focus on strategic destination management planning which will be coordinated under the framework of a State-wide Destination Management Plan is long overdue.
“We look forward to consulting closely with the Boards of the Destination Networks on advocating policy settings for regional tourism including providing strong recommendations for the future directions of the proposed Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan priorities,” Mr Gorddard said.