Parkes Shire Council welcomed over 200 delegates to town for the 2018 Local Government NSW Tourism Conference this week. Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM said the event was a huge boost to the local economy. “These delegates were particularly important as they were tourism specialists and will become advocates for the whole Parkes experience.”
Parkes Shire Destination Development Manager Kelly Hendry said: “The conference reinforced the value of tourism to local economies with the return on investment shown to be higher than that of mining and manufacturing with every $1 spent by visitors, generating a further 92 cents in other parts of the economy.”
The three-day conference was opened by NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall.