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​​​​​​​​The industry events calendar features upcoming events coordinated by Tourism WA or other organisations, which may be of interest to WA’s tourism industry. It includes trade events, training for tourism operators, workshops, industry briefings, networking opportunities and award night presentations.​

​​Tourism Australia has also developed a nation-wide industry events cale​ndar focusing on trade activities. Visit Tourism Australia’s website to view the calendar.

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2018 events

Tourism Council WA 2018 training workshops
Tourism Council WA has announced its training workshop schedule for the first half of 2018, delivering a range of industry-relevant training across Western Australia. These workshops are regularly updated to ensure they deliver the latest information and insights for your business. Training will take place in Albany, Broome, Exmouth, Geraldton, Kununurra, Margaret River, and Perth. For more information or to register, visit the Tourism Council WA website.


June 28
Meet the experts in exporting  | Perth
Learn more about exporting into key Asian markets at a small business networking event hosted by the Small Business Development Corporation and the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation. The event, which will be opened by Tourism Minister Paul Papalia, provides an opportunity to make new contacts in the State Government’s overseas trade and investment offices, gain insights into doing business in these regions and learn what is required to incorporate exporting into your business operations. It will be held at the Small Business Development Corporation office at 140 William St, Perth. RSVP Wednesday June 20, 4pm. Click here to register. 


July 17-18
NoVacancy Accommodation Business Expo | Sydney
NoVacancy Accommodation Business Expo is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive business event for those who own, run and market hotels, motels, serviced apartments and other accommodation properties across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Held at the ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, the expo covers all aspects of running an accommodation business - from purchasing, operations and finance to design, refurbishment, marketing and sales. The event will include 170+ quality suppliers, business education and valuable networking opportunities. Complementary tickets can be secured here.


August 20-23

India Travel Mission | Jaipur, India
ITM is an opportunity for representatives from the Australian tourism industry to establish business relationships with key qualified travel agencies and tour operators from India, including the main cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune and Jaipur.

August 26-31
Corroboree Asia | Gold Coast
Corroboree Asia is an Australia-based trade event that combines a training workshop and familiarisation visits exclusively for qualified Aussie Specialist agents from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. These qualified Aussie Specialists actively sell Australia as a preferred long-haul destination to Asian travellers with many of them being frontline retail agents as well as a mix from wholesale and online travel agents.

August  27
AHA 2018 Perth Airport Accommodation Hotel Awards for Excellence & Devil's Lair Gala Ball | The Westin, Perth
This event is widely recognised and celebrated by the West Australian hospitality industry each year. This event celebrates the hotel accommodation industry, showcasing and awarding excellence across WA’s leading venues, their staff, and their commitment to building the State’s reputation as a tourism destination. Guests are treated to a night of elegance, a specially crafted menu and premium beverage offerings, while celebrating the successes of our flourishing hotel accommodation industry.   


September 3-5 
 2018 WA Tourism Conference | Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
The WA Tourism Conference returns to Perth in September. Sponsored by Tourism WA and jointly hosted by Tourism Council WA, Visitor Centres WA, Caravan Industry Association WA, WAITOC and FACET, the event will present an opportunity for professional and business development, networking and engagement with industry colleagues, and the chance to hear from industry-leading speakers. For more information, visit the Tourism Council website

September 16-19
Luxperience | Sydney
Luxperience is the only travel event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere that connects the world’s most exclusive travel providers dealing in luxury and experiential travel.

September 18-21
The World Youth and Student Travel Conference | Edinburgh, Scotland
As a part of the ongoing youth campaign, Tourism Australia will once again be sponsoring the Australian Village at this year’s World Youth and Student Travel Conference.

September 20
Finals Fever | Fremantle
The finalists in the 2018 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards will be announced at Finals Fever. This year, the event is hosted by Little Creatures Fremantle, beverage sponsors of the 2018 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards.


October 14-17

Tourism WA Greater China Travel Mission
The Greater China Travel Mission aims to increase awareness of Western Australia as a holiday destination and provides WA operators with a platform to develop and increase business opportunities with key trade partners in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The host city will be announced shortly. More details on registering for the Tourism WA Greater China Travel Mission 2018 will be available in June/July.

October 16-18
IMEX America 2018 | Las Vegas, USA
IMEX America is the USA’s largest meetings industry trade show. It is a global exhibition event for incentive travel, meetings and events that attracts thousands of professionals from the USA and internationally. With more than 3,000 hosted buyers attending, IMEX America provides opportunities for business, networking and education.

October 30-November 2
Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference | Victoria
The Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) has announced the ninth Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference (AITC) will be held in Lorne, Victoria. Facilitated by WAITOC, hosted by Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation and supported by the State Government of Victoria and Outback Academy, the conference will table the opportunities and challenges within the industry and include presentations by tourism industry leaders.


November 5-7
World Travel Market | London
Meeting Place is a vital part of the export tourism calendar, helping businesses build valuable commercial connections. The event provides peer to peer discussions on issues and opportunities impacting the growth of our industry and offers an amazing destination showcase. Registrations are now open.

November 10
2018 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner | Crown, Perth
The Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner is the tourism industry's night of nights - announcing the medallists in this year's Awards program at Crown Perth. The evening features a great range of entertainment, including MC Peter Rowsthorn and music from The Murphy Brothers, alongside delicious food and beverages from sponsors Little Creatures and Happs Wines. 

November 12
AHA Hospitality Awards for Excellence & Gala Ball | Crown, Perth
The AHA Hotel Awards for Excellence has grown to be the biggest night on Western Australia’s hospitality calendar, celebrating excellence in hotels, accommodation, restaurants, small bars, employees and dining and entertainment venues. This Gala Ball includes the presentation of over 40 individual awards, recognising excellence across Western Australia’s hospitality industry.


December 7
Tourism Council WA Xmas Tipple
Reflect on another great year with industry colleagues at the traditional Tourism Council WA Xmas Tipple. This event is an opportunity for the tourism industry to join together and relax, reflect and enjoy following another year filled with hard work - including local beverages, great food and a visit from Santa.

For a full list of 2018 industry events download the industry events calendar.

Last Reviewed: 2018-06-13