Sell­ing in NZ

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

OUR TPDD Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fice, Doug Ryan, is cur­rently in New Zealand trav­el­ling through the north is­land mak­ing sales calls on re­tail travel agents. This fol­lows on from at­tend­ing Queens­land on Tour New Zealand with 55 other Queens­land prod­uct and des­ti­na­tions where we took part in work­shops l a s t week. In ad­di­tion, Doug also had the op­por­tu­nity to be part of the TNQ des­ti­na­tion we­bi­nar ses­sion for New Zealand House of Travel agents, if that’s not enough New Zealand fo­cus, TPDD were also part of the Trop­i­cal North Queens­land stand at the Flight Cen­tre con­sumer show in Auck­land over the weekend. Feed­back from New Zealand has been fan- tas­tic with high lev­els of in­ter­est in the Port Dou­glas and Dain­tree re­gion as well as good des­ti­na­tion un­der­stand­ing with trade.

The Port Dou­glas and Moss­man Gazette team have be­gun sell­ing space in this years Dis­cover Par­adise which will be launched in early May with nearly 125,000 copies be­ing dis­trib­uted through­out Vic­to­ria, NSW and Queens­land. We are very ex­cited about work­ing on an­other fan­tas­tic edi­tion fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful re­design into an A4 land­scape last year.

TPDD are fi­nal­is­ing a cam­paign in con­junc­tion with Quickbeds to drive sales in April, May and June. This will tar­get both con­sumer di­rect and trade with a fa­mil­iaris- ation com­po­nent later in the year.

Ear­lier this week I hosted US travel blog­ger Dave Thomp­son who was rev­el­ling in the in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ences on of­fer in our re­gion.

Cur­rent op­er­a­tor feed­back is reporting trad­ing sim­i­lar to this time in pre­vi­ous years how­ever our ac­com­mo­da­tion providers are showi n g s l i g h t l y stronger book­ings for the com­ing week.

Yours in Tourism,

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