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Adventure Queensland (AQ) is thrilled to announce the dates for the highly anticipated industry-led events. The Adventure Tourism Awards and Youth Tourism Conference will be held at our favourite venue on the Gold Coast on November 6th and 7th 2024.

AQ is dedicated to showcasing and honouring exceptional tourism experiences, individuals, and destinations within this vibrant and essential sector. Previously, in 2018 and 2019, AQ introduced the Adventure Tourism Awards and Youth Tourism Conference, garnering widespread acclaim across Australia and New Zealand.

In 2023, the industry-led awards program makes its triumphant comeback in a special one-time format, aptly themed ‘SURVIVOR’. It’s an opportunity for industry members to come together and celebrate our resilience – for persevering through unprecedented challenges, the entire youth and adventure industry deserves acknowledgment.

Alongside the awards ceremony, the half-day Youth Tourism Conference promises an array of engaging presentations designed to inspire discussion and provide valuable insights into the latest technological advancements, marketing trends and initiatives driving sustainability in the industry.

Save the dates, 6th and 7th November 2024, as we unite to recognise excellence, foster innovation, and chart the course for a prosperous future in youth and adventure tourism.

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A word from our Chair. Peta Zietsch on the return on the most anticipated event of the year for our sector.

Adventure Queensland AQ could not be more excited for the return of the Adventure Tourism Awards and Youth Tourism Conference in November. We have some great speakers lined up for you this year and a format that invites us all simply to celebrate our very survival. It’s important that our industry comes together, as one voice, to not only celebrate our successes but to also
collaborate on topics that impact our sector that is why we are so excited to facilitate an event that is put together by the industry for the industry!

20123 ~ Peta Zietsch / Chair of AQ

Backpacker & Youth Tourism Advisory Panel (BYTAP) Chairperson Wendi Aylward has warmly welcomed the return of the event.

“Having the opportunity to connect with our industry cannot come at a better time.  With Working Holiday arrivals returning to pre-pandemic figures, the event will be an opportunity to take stock, acknowledge our achievements and look towards 2024. I look forward to attending.

2023 ~ Wendi Aylward / Chairperson Backpacker & Youth Tourism Advisory Panel (BYTAP)

our 2023 Major Sponsors announced

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Thank you to all of our past Sponsors

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