Travel, Go Holidays, Air New Zealand as well as a meeting with Qantas.
The feedback was encouraging for Port Douglas.
I spent the remainder of the week travelling around the North Island calling on 58 retail agencies, presenting to over 100 agents and holding information sessions every evening.
Again the feedback was great for our area.
The Port Douglas Daintree video is playing in many of the agencies, so with the extra Jetstar flights our bookings from NZ should be on the rise.
Discover Paradise was delivered in the Weekend Australian and we have received fantastic feedback from the industry including the CEO of Advance Tourism in Melbourne and Chair of Tourism Queensland.
With this hitting our major domestic markets last weekend it will be a great driver for the season backing up our other campaigns.
The results of our Colonial First State Myer shopping centre promotion throughout our domestic markets has come in.
The promotion reached over seven million shoppers, while over 125,000 database members were directed to ours and participating products websites.
There was an 18.9 per cent increase in retail travel agent sales into the region over the same period last year.
In all, the value of the promotion was in excess of $150,000. Not a bad outcome for a local tourism authority.
The results of our My Kitchen Rules and Neighbours campaigns are coming in with great results.
The Tiger Air flights have resumed and are reporting good loadings, so our article in the inflight magazine, Tiger Tales, is getting some great reach right through Asia and into China.
Tourism Queensland has carried out an audit of cruise ship welcomes in Queensland and the initial reports are that Port Douglas rates as one of the best.
So with some good marketing campaigns, air capacity, good weather and some indication that forward bookings are improving, this season should be the best we have had for some time.