Tourism Fundamentals Workshop (Dwellingup)

Workshops - Dwellingup

The tourism industry in Western Australia can be hard to get your head around, with more acronyms than you can shake a stick at. Do you know your TCWA from your TWA? How about your RTO from your ITO?  And what can they do for my business?

If you’re new to the industry, or you just feel like you need a refresher, then this is the workshop for you. The workshop gives you an introduction to the often complex tourism industry, so you know exactly where your business sits and how to maximise your networks. Having a more in-depth understanding of the tourism eco-system means you will have the tools needed to utilise your networks and contacts to help promote your business and attract more customers.

The workshop covers the following topics:

  • The broader tourism industry
  • Who’s who in the tourism Industry
  • Tourism accreditation
  • Western Australian Tourism Awards
  • Your target markets
  • Your elevator pitch
  • Make your brochure leap off the rack
  • Australian Tourism Data Warehouse
  • Working with industry associations and government agencies
  • Tourism distribution
  • Industry rates and commissions
  • Tourism trade and consumer shows
  • Tourism industry research
  • Tourism subscriptions

This is an entry-level workshop ideal for those who are new to the industry, or those who want a refresher about the broader industry and key ways in which they can utilise the network to promote and grow their business.


Karen Priest’s extensive career spans 30 years' in the tourism and hospitality sector in the United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand and Western Australia. She has served on several tourism industry boards and committees, including Tourism Council Western Australia (TCWA), and is known for developing and implementing strong growth strategies using her effective leadership, sales, marketing, communication and presentation skills.

Karen is the Principal of Smart Tourism, a boutique marketing consultancy which provides strategic solutions and advice to the tourism industry. She has an extensive hotel management background and gained significant destination marketing and management experience working in senior roles with various regional, state and national tourism agencies.

With her passion for tourism marketing and helping businesses succeed she is highly regarded by the industry as a specialist in her field. 


Tourism Council WA is working with our partner venues to ensure best practice hygiene and social distancing practices are adhered to during this event. If you are feeling unwell or have recently returned from interstate or overseas please do not attend this event. 

Nov 17, 2020
09:00 - 12:00
The Dwelly Pub
9 Marinup Street
Dwellingup WA 6213
Sep 21, 2020 - Nov 12, 2020
Member price (inc. GST) $75.00
Non-Member price (inc. GST) $150.00
Price Detail Once registration is received, a confirmation email and tax receipt will be issued. Payment for the order must be completed using PayPal/credit card at the time of registration. Government Departments requiring an invoice can contact Tourism Council WA (TCWA) to arrange. By registering for this event, you agree for your information to be shared with event partners at the discretion of TCWA. Only employees of current financial members of TCWA are eligible for the Member Rate. Prices are inclusive of GST. Cancellation Policy: If minimum numbers are not met, you will receive notification of the cancelled event/activity and your payment will be reimbursed. Any cancellations made within 4 working days of the scheduled course will not be refunded or credited, however name changes will be accepted. Cancellations or name changes must be made in writing. Payment must be received prior to the event to confirm registration.


Tourism Fundamentals Workshop (Dwellingup)

- Dwellingup

(inc. GST)