Targeted events are hosted, as part of the DestinationQ partnership, to enable tourism businesses, government and industry to connect, collaborate and work together to strengthen the Queensland tourism industry.
The annual DestinationQ Forum is Queensland’s leading tourism industry event, bringing industry and government together to connect, collaborate and share knowledge to grow the visitor economy. This partnership facilitates ongoing engagement between industry and government to deliver on key priorities to drive growth and jobs in the state.
The DestinationQ 2020 Forum was held virtually on Friday, 4 September 2020. Presented in partnership by the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and Tourism and Events Queensland, the forum focused on supporting the state’s tourism industry to understand and adapt to the continuing impacts of COVID-19.
Guest presenters and panellists offered perspectives on the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19 and provided inspiration for the future of tourism, examining new opportunities and profiling sustainable operating models.
A recording of the DestinationQ 2020 Forum is now available along with the presentations from guest presenters:
- DestinationQ 2020 Forum recording
- Economic impacts for Queensland Tourism - Jarrod Ball - Chief Economist, CEDA (PDF, 1.1MB)
- COVID-19: Epidemiological update, likely scenarios in next year, and implications for tourism and borders - Professor Tony Blakely, Population Interventions Unit, CEB, MSPGH (PDF, 1.1MB)