Tourism Talk

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - TOURISM TALK -

WHAT a way to start the sea­son. Car­ni­vale, Co­ral Coast Triathlon, Heleikiki Ocean pad­dle, four cruise ships and the Cairns iron­man all pro­duced good num­bers for the re­gion. We have some ini­tial fig­ures on our me­dia for Car­ni­vale with the lead up famil gen­er­at­ing over $930,000 worth of me­dia ex­po­sure.

We fa­cil­i­tated Cox­ies World TV travel show, dur­ing Car­ni­vale he has a huge au­di­ence and is very pop­u­lar in Mel­bourne. They have some great footage and it should go to air shortly.

Talk about Mel­bourne, it’s great to see the Colling­wood AFL team up in Port, get­ting some great news cov­er­age, even if I am a Cats’ sup­porter.

Now with fan­tas­tic weather the tourists are ar­riv­ing for what looks like a great start to the sea­son. Whole­salers out of NZ are re­port­ing ex­cel­lent sales for July and Au­gust.

We have been busy host­ing me­dia and in­dus­try with more to come. Our Blog­gers group, men­tioned in this edi­tion, were blown away by the area. While host­ing them, one face­booked an im­age of the sun­set from On The In­let to her 42,000 fans and within 15 min­utes re­ceived over 3000 likes. The reach of so­cial me­dia is in­cred­i­ble.

We are off to the Aus­tralian Tourism Ex­change in Perth this week to meet with whole­salers from around the world. We cur­rently have over 85 ap­point­ments in four days, so a busy week ahead.

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