Astrotourism Workshop

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, 17 Dick Perry Dve, Kensington

Western Australia has one of the best dark night skies on Earth and is well placed to take advantage of this natural asset. At a time when global light pollution is increasing like never before, Western Australia is set to capitalise and add a new layer to regional tourism economies. Join FACET, the WA Parks […]

Heritage Tourism Workshop

Heathcote Cultural Precinct - Blue Water Grill, Applecross

This workshop will feature award winning heritage tourism projects and celebrate best practice heritage conservation, adaptation and reactivation, tourism and interpretation of our heritage sites and places.  It will explore innovative ways to interpret and promote Western Australia's cultural heritage and include examples of the positive economic and social impacts of sharing our heritage through […]

Role of Hotels in Placemaking

Fraser's Function Centre, Kings Park

It is vital that destinations are able to create a clear point of difference so they can stand out in an increasingly competitive tourism marketing.  In recent years placemaking and place activation have become critical tools for planners, architects and destination marketers to help create that point of difference and a strong and authentic sense […]

Capitalising on Western Australia’s Unique Flora

Fraser's Function Centre, Kings Park

This workshop will explore opportunities in the development of product that take advantage of our unique native flora and create a point of difference for the tourism industry. You will gain an insight into the Aboriginal perspective on native flora as bush tucker and medicine throughout the six seasons;Be inspired by creative design that celebrates […]

Connecting Tourism Industry with Student Internships

Torndirrup Room, Dept. of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions

A win win for students, businesses and education providers. Selected universities will explain the types of internships available and how to connect with the right people. Hear some success stories of past internships. Presenters include: Dr Sonia Ferns - Curtin UniversityScience Curriculum Academic LeadFaculty of Science and EngineeringSenior Curriculum Advisor Learning and Teaching Dr David […]

Fresh Thinking – Culinary Tourism


According to Tourism WA's Taste 2020 Strategy, culinary tourism is Western Australia's international point of difference.The theme of FACET's 2018 Conference was  'Fresh Thinking - Culinary Tourism' and was held in Busselton from 22-23 November.  The program explored the opportunities to grow culinary tourism in Western Australia, showcasing what is trending in food & wine in Australia […]

Celebrating our Parks

Government House, Perth 13 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Washington

The theme of FACET's 2017 Conference was 'Celebrating our parks'. As an organisation dedicated to encouraging people to experience and enjoy our extraordinary natural and cultural landscapes, FACET was delighted to be working with the newly established WA Parks Foundation to celebrate, promote, protect and enrich our parks. The conference was well attended and delivered […]

Uncovering Western Australia’s Unique Sense of Place

State Library 70 Parry St, Fremantle, Washington

FACET's 2016 annual Tourism Event will explore how to draw out the unique elements that creates a strong sense of place In a world where everything seems to have become the same it is increasingly important for destinations to establish what makes them unique.  Destination development, destination branding and place activation are all strong current […]