Destination Byron Blog2019-06-05T06:35:39+00:00


Sustaining Tourism Growth in Queenstown: final report

Relative to its population, Queenstown experiences a disproportionately high international tourist load compared to other tourist destinations across New Zealand. This report examines Queenstown’s challenges and aims to outline how this popular tourist centre can sustain a proportionate balance between residents and local businesses and international visitors. Download the full report here.

Airbnb in the Byron Shire – Bane or Blessing?

Conducted by the Southern Cross University School of Business and Tourism (SBAT) Tourism Research Cluster Project Team, the Airbnb in the Byron Shire – Bane or Blessing? An Investigation into the Nature and Range of Impacts of Airbnb on a Local Community report offers preliminary summaries of data on the perceptions of Airbnb’s impact on the Byron Shire community. Through interviews and surveys, the researches worked to profile the nature of Airbnb in the region and understand Byron Shire residents’ [...]

Letter from the President: March 2019

Destination Byron are pleased to confirmed the speaker line up at this year’s Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Tourism Symposium – Friday 7th June 2019 at Elements of Byron. Attendees will hear an inspiring key note from Australian tourism legend Robert Pennicott. Robert is the founder of Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, a multi award winning ecotourism company in southern Tasmania. In 2011, Robert circumnavigated Australia in a 17-foot inflatable dinghy raising funds for charity, was named Tasmanian Australian of the Year 2012, [...]

Letter from the President: February 2019

Destination Byron’s major focus areas over the coming months are to deliver a world-class event series for members in 2019, improve the quality and frequency of news to members, and engage sponsors to fund these efforts. The committee started the year with a rebranding exercise which will be visible across all touchpoint over the coming months. For those interested in the 2019 event series, a summary can be found on The hallmark event this year will be the ‘Ballina [...]

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