INTERESTING TIMES AHEAD
THE Eclipse has come and gone and having worked on it for three years it was with great relief the skies cleared for the thousands from around the world that gathered at every vantage point to view this phenomenon.
An interesting flow-on was from the Palmer River event, with Cape Tribulation reporting its busiest time for 10 years. We have been busy with media since then with a group of German media in the region last weekend experiencing the reef and rainforest with a distinct slant to the environment and our own regional media famil who will be presenting articles to help encourage and drive the market during the ChristmasNew Year period.
At Tourism Australia’s market briefings last t week we heard there will be significant activity next year for our traditional western markets. There are already signs the US market is travelling again.
Further good news was the success of Tourism Tropical North Queensland in securing substantial funding in the contestable RTO grant.
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree worked with TTNQ and provided some dollar-fordollar opportunities for our region. Finally I would like to congratulate the great work of the Eclipse Task Force and the support of the public.