International speakers from the UK, US and Europe to headline TTF Outlook 2018 Conference

A hotel security expert from the USA, the head of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and the key architect of Scotland’s ascension to become one of the world’s hottest tourism destinations will headline an exciting program of international speakers at Outlook 2018: TTF’s Tourism Industry Policy Conference.

Outlook 2018 is Australia’s pre-eminent national tourism industry and policy conference. Since its inception in 2006, Outlook has developed into one of TTF’s signature events for its members and the wider tourism industry.

This year Outlook – to be held in Sydney on Thursday 17 May and themed ‘Ahead of the Curve’ – will feature some of the biggest names in global tourism, with three high calibre international speakers to deliver keynote addresses:

High Alert: Impact of Terrorism on Tourism

How can Australia manage new and emerging security threats for hotels and major events in a brave new world? Hear from internationally recognised security expert, Mac Segal, on what our tourism sector can do to prevent and react to terrorism threats.

Managing Overtourism – From Barcelona to Berlin, is Australia next to suffer from tourism fatigue?

From Barcelona to Berlin and Angkor Wat to Maya Bay, iconic visitor attractions around the world are becoming victims of their own success due to overcrowding. Will Australia be next to suffer from ‘tourism fatigue’? Chair of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Luigi Cabrini, will share his insights on how we can manage overtourism and whether Australia could be the next destination to suffer from being overrun by visitors.

From the highlands to one of the hottest tourism destinations worldwide – lessons Australia can learn from the Scottish experience

In the past 10 years Scotland has reinvented itself to become one of the world’s hottest tourist destinations. Inaugural Scottish Tourism Alliance Chief Executive,  Marc Crothall, is one of the key architect’s behind Scotland’s success. Hear first-hand some of the challenges and learnings that Marc has faced along the way and how they can be applied here in Australia.