Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

TPDD ap­plauds Melissa Head and the Knock­out Events team on a suc­cess­ful Port Dou­glas Car­ni­vale de­spite the ex­treme weather con­di­tions. The events were well thought out, en­ter­tain­ing and pol­ished. The Dou­glas party spirit was alive and well with lo­cals in­spir­ing vis­i­tors to make the most of the bad weather. Many of the re­gions op­er­a­tors have just re­turned from the an­nual Aus­tralian Tourism Ex­change on the Gold Coast. TPDD par­tic­i­pated in the me­dia pro­gram with 21 ap­point­ments with free­lancers and pub­li­ca­tions from around the world. The Great Bar­rier Reef Drive was very well re­ceived and the des­ti­na­tion can ex­pect fur­ther me­dia cov­er­age as a re­sult. The trade por­tion was held over four days with TPDD con­duct­ing 95 ap­point­ments. Feed­back from our in­ter­na­tional trade part­ners is that the re­gion is set for fur­ther in­bound growth off the back of the lower Aus­tralian dol­lar and con­fi­dence in global mar­kets as well as Aus­tralia’s strong se­cu­rity stand­ing. We are cur­rently fi­nal­is­ing our mar­ket­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for the com­ing fis­cal year and Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Tara Ben­nett, is happy to meet with op­er­a­tors to out­line our plans. TPDD ac­tiv­i­ties will con­tinue to tar­get key do­mes­tic and in­bound mar­kets to boost year round visi­ta­tion and over­all yield. Dou­glas and bring­ing over 1900 pas­sen­gers with her! This visit is part of a 10 night Queens­land cruise, de­part­ing from Syd­ney. Sun Princess will be an­chor­ing at 07:00 and de­part­ing at 18:00. The ship is head­ing out to Wil­lis Is­land fol­low­ing time in Port Dou­glas.

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