Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania

Parks 21 - Annual Nature Based Tourism Operators Forum

The Parks 21 Forum is the must-do industry event for CVS Licensed and all nature tourism operators working in and around Tasmania's extraordinary nature reserve areas.

A joint initiative of TICT and the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, the annual Parks 21 Forum is held in September/October each year in-time for the start of the peak nature tourism season.

Each year's program includes:

  • Key note address from the Minister for Parks
  • A comprehensive update from the General Manager of the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service on infrastructure and maintenance spending, leasing and licensing issues.
  • Practical workshop-style presentations on ecotourism market trends and sustainability practices.
  • Ample networking opportunities with fellow nature tourism operators and Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service management and staff

Following our Parks 21 Forum, delegates are encouraged to stay on for our annual ‘Tourism and the Environment’ Luncheon

This Luncheon is designed to shine a light on the role of tourism in conservation, with a key note speaker from the conservation sector or a tourism leader achieving great things in responsible environmental management. Past Luncheons have heard from the CEO of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Daniel Gschwind, in 2017, on the work this industry is doing around Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef, along with James Hattam in 2018 on the work of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy.

Stay tuned for details of the next Parks 21 Forum and Tourism & the Environment Luncheon.