Tourism Talk

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - TOURISM TALK -

SOME more great news with air­lines with Jet­star start­ing di­rect ser­vices to New Zealand and Cathay go­ing seven days a week out of Hong Kong. The Cathay flights give us great links to Europe and UK.

While at the Aus­tralian Tourism Ex­change in Ade­laide I was chat­ting to man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Tourism Aus­tralia An­drew McEvoy and in­vited him to visit the Dou­glas re­gion and hear first-hand from our op­er­a­tors on the state of the in­dus­try.

Not only is An­drew vis­it­ing, but he is bring­ing sev­eral of his mar­ket­ing team - ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager of mar­ket­ing Richard Beere, gen­eral man­ager of trade mar­ket­ing Matt Cameron-Smith and do­mes­tic, New Zealand mar­ket­ing man­ager Tim Jones.

This is an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to talk first-hand with the head of tourism in Aus­tralia and see where we can lever­age sup­port.

The ses­sion starts at 2pm next Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 18 at Sea Tem­ple Re­sort and Spa. Please RSVP to info@ tpdd.com.au

We are in the fi­nal stages of our “What’s New and What To Do” cam­paign.

This flyer is dis­trib­uted to over 1500 travel agents in the do­mes­tic mar­ket and used as a ma­jor ed­u­ca­tion tool for the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket.

Our UK and Europe rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ros Har­ries will be dis­tribut­ing them while train­ing over­seas.

We are still wait­ing on the re­lease of the TNQ brand­ing. This should come out di­rectly af­ter Tourism Queens­land re­lease their new brand­ing. We are host­ing a num­ber of di­rec­tors from cruise com­pa­nies over the next cou­ple of weeks.

With the cruise in­dus­try the fastest grow­ing tourism sec­tor in Aus­tralia it is im­por­tant that we main­tain our re­la­tion­ship with the in­dus­try and en­sure Port Dou­glas and the re­gion re­mains a high pri­or­ity in their itin­er­ar­ies. I look for­ward to catch­ing up with you all at Sea Tem­ple on Wed­nes­day.

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