Symposium in detail: cultural tourism

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More detail from the inaugural Rural Arts and Culture Symposium, Saturday November 15 in Forbes.

Panel 1: tourism & regional arts and culture.


For the overview of the whole Symposium click here

The day was split into three panel discussions, two sessions of 20×20 project presentations and an informal afternoon discussion.

Panel 1:

LISTEN: Audio from this session (55mins) (listen on Soundcloud) (free)

‘Our destination management plan has identified that this region [NSW Central West] is the richest cultural heritage part of NSW’ – Lucy White, CEO Central NSW Tourism

A definition of ‘Cultural Tourism’ [via Lucy White]: Attending one or more of: festivals or fairs; performing arts or concerts; museums and galleries; historical or heritage buildings, site or monuments; art or craft workshops or studios; Aboriginal sites; arts and cultural displays.

Some Cultural Tourism statistics for the NSW Central West [via Lucy White]:

  • Central NSW Tourism’s cultural heritage register lists 1130 significant sites
  • Overnight cultural heritage visitors spend $1030 per trip in regional NSW, compared to $578 spent by general ‘other’ visitors.


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