Australian Society of Travel Writers 2017 AGM & Awards for Excellence
Proudly sponsored by Visit Sunshine Coast and Tourism and Events Queensland
The Australian Society of Travel Writers Committee is thrilled to invite members to attend the 2017 AGM and Awards for Excellence on the Sunshine Coast. This year’s convention will feature an array of inspiring speakers, new award categories, and entertainment provided by The Deadliners. Registrations are now open, with more information to be released over the coming months.
Date: Friday 18 August – Sunday 20 August 2017
Venue: Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Ocean Drive, Twin Waters QLD 4564
CONVENTION PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- 2 nights’ accommodation
- Breakfast daily
- Welcome cocktail event
- 2-day ASTW conference and AGM
- Awards for Excellence dinner
- Resort activities
- Return airport transfers
Transfers will be provided from the Sunshine Coast Airport on Friday 18th August to the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, and Sunday 20th August to the Sunshine Coast Airport.
If you require a transfer, you must advise your flight details at time of booking.
FOOD – GLORIOUS FOOD
The Sunshine Coast is renowned for the freshness and unique flavours of their local produce. ASTW members will experience the best this destination has to offer.
Please advise if you have any special dietary requirements at time of registration.
Friday August 18
Registration and check-in
12:00pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 5:00pm
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Welcome Cocktail event
Saturday August 19
7:00 am – 8:30 am
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
ASTW Convention and AGM, including lunch
6:15 pm – late!
ASTW Awards for Excellence Dinner
Sunday August 20
7:00 am – 9:00 am
Post convention famils commence
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Checkout and transfers to airport
Convention package including accommodation
Writer Member: $500 incl. GST
PR Member: $650 incl. GST
Partner: $300 incl. GST
Convention package, without accommodation
Writer: $250 incl. GST
PR: $325 incl. GST
Partner: $250 incl. GST (Ticket for Welcome Event & Awards Dinner only)
Secure your place today. Bookings will close on 7 July, 2017.
PRE AND POST FAMILS
ASTW members will be given the opportunity to discover the many secrets that the Sunshine Coast offers in two-day pre and post small group famils.
Expressions of interest (EOI) are now open for eight different famil themes, plus Sunday day tours. Please select up to three famils that you would be interested in, indicating your preference for pre or post convention. Click here to view.
Famils will be offered free to Full Writer Members, other members will be offered spaces on the famils on a space available basis at a special industry rate.
The full famil program details will be provided when bookings open in April.
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. Payment accepted by Visa or MasterCard only. Full payment is required no later than 7 July 2017. No refunds will be issued after 15 June 2017. Bookings will close on 7 July, 2017.