BOOKING A SPEAKER  OR THEMED WORKSHOP   Inquiries concerning your conference, workshop or seminar needs and themes can be directed to:  Bruce Dickson Phone (1) 503 977 2772 tourismsolutions@msn.com
‘TAILOR MADE’ OPTIONS: TAILORED TOURISM WORKSHOPS AND REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS  At TDS, we welcome requests for the preparation & provision of special workshops and engaging seminar presentations - i.e. tailored to your specific needs. But applicable to the specialist knowledge found on this website. In essence, your choice of ingredients and ‘home delivered’ to your doorstep. We are also available for contributions to panel discussions surrounding relevant topics & themes of value to tourism development.
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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS Tourism Conferences, Seminars & Workshops     TDS senior consultant, Bruce Dickson, is regularly invited to speak at at industry conferences and seminars, ranging in focus from - the Governor's Conference on Tourism in Oregon and Sydney's Tourism Olympic Forum, to the NSW Community Economic Development Conference and the Oregon Main Streets Network. His lively, illustrated presentations invariably deliver fresh tourism insights, provoke new thinking and stimulate genuine audience interest. The focus of their content is always on the substance - what really matters and will produce truly practical, empowering results. As an experienced industry trainer, he also tailors tourism development workshops for tourism marketing organizations, industry associations, precincts and destinations. Bruce has lectured on tourism and regional development at leading Australian Universities. TOURISM CONFERENCES & MAIN STREET SEMINARS:  Presentations prepared for these events have included - “17 Ground Rules for Community Tourism Success.” “Tourism Strategic Planning 101.” ”Destination & Experience Development 101.” “The emerging value of the Australian tourism source market to America.” "The meaning and regional significance of nature tourism." "Making visitor centers more user friendly and viable." “The special significance and value of networking to tourism." "Sydney's International Visitors and the Day Tour Market."  “The impact of geotourism values on NSW coastal destination choice". Destination/Industry-based Workshops TOURISM INDUSTRY TRAINING & DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS: Context-based - Destination Development/Community Tourism Development (Cities, Counties, Villages, DMOs, Ports) Tourism Precincts (Main Streets, Downtowns, Tourism Districts, Waterfronts) Special Interest & Niche Tourism (Cultural, Nature, Indigenous, Wine & Food, Self Drive) Purpose-based - Strategy development; Vision setting; Skills development; Tourism Asset & Marketing Theme mapping. [...] COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY TEACHING: Bruce has guest lectured and tutored in colleges & universities on tourism, regional development, cultural development, and media & communication issues. These institutions include: University of Technology, Sydney (Tourism & Hospitality degree students) and University of Queensland - Brisbane.   Previously he also lectured on a full-time basis on written communications at the Business Studies Department of the former Queensland Institute of Technology (now Queensland University of Technology).  
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