Promotion and Publicity for Your Tourism Business Workshop (Kalgoorlie)

This is an intermediate level workshop ideal for business owners or marketing managers looking to increase their knowledge about publicity and public relations, and implement new strategies for their business.

As consumers become more and more savvy to advertising, editorial coverage in the media is becoming increasingly valuable. Editorial or public relations (PR) coverage is much more in-depth than advertising and helps tell your brand story in much longer form. It is also much more trusted by your customer than an advert.

Your public profile is precious, and there are many ways in which you can gain free publicity for your business both online and offline. This workshop will help you understand how to craft a story and get it in front of the right people. We look at all media channels, including newspaper, TV, radio, websites, blogs and social media platforms. We will also cover the ways to work with Tourism Western Australia to host famils, and how to do it yourself.

The workshop covers the following topics:

  • How to create a PR plan and define your objectives
  • Generating publicity
  • How to write a media release that gets results
  • Managing negative publicity – the do’s and don’ts
  • How to get your message to the media
  • Using social media for media relations
  • Media monitoring and measuring the results
  • Hosting media
  • Managing influencers
  • Crisis management

Due to the impact of COVID-19, this workshop will focus on domestic-facing promotional activities.



Karen Priest’s extensive career spans 30 years' in the tourism and hospitality sector in the United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand and Western Australia. She has served on several tourism industry boards and committees, including Tourism Council Western Australia (TCWA), and is known for developing and implementing strong growth strategies using her effective leadership, sales, marketing, communication and presentation skills.

Karen is the Principal of Smart Tourism, a boutique marketing consultancy which provides strategic solutions and advice to the tourism industry. She has an extensive hotel management background and gained significant destination marketing and management experience working in senior roles with various regional, state and national tourism agencies.

With her passion for tourism marketing and helping businesses succeed she is highly regarded by the industry as a specialist in her field. 


16 Sep 2021


8:30am - 12:30pm


Rydges Kalgoorlie


21 Davidson St
Kalgoorlie WA 6430

Registration date (open - close)

6 Jul 2021 - 10 Sep 2021


Member - Promotion & Publicity
Non-Member - Promotion & Publicity

Booking conditions

Payment for the order must be completed using PayPal/credit card at the time of registration. Government Departments requiring an invoice can contact Tourism Council WA (TCWA) to arrange. By registering for this event, you agree for your information to be shared with event partners at the discretion of TCWA. Only employees of current financial members of TCWA are eligible for the Member Rate. Prices are inclusive of GST. Cancellation Policy: If minimum numbers are not met, you will receive notification of the cancelled event/activity and your payment will be reimbursed. Any cancellations made within 4 working days of the scheduled course will not be refunded, transferred or credited, however name changes will be accepted. Cancellations or name changes must be made in writing. Payment must be received prior to the event to confirm registration.

Event sponsors

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