Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

Con­grat­u­la­tions to TPDD mem­bers Mossman Gorge Cen­tre, Ocean Sa­fari and Cape Trib Beach House for tak­ing home awards at the re­cent Queens­land Tourism Awards. The state awards are hotly con­tested and our win­ners have proven they are lead­ers in their sec­tors. Ear­lier this month it was all about Busi­ness Events as Port Dou­glas played host to the an­nual Sell TNQ trade event or­gan­ised by Busi­ness Events Cairns & Great Bar­rier Reef. The twen­ty­five highly qual­i­fied buy­ers plus me­dia were treated to wildlife at­trac­tions, rain­for­est ex­pe­ri­ences, off-site din­ing, reef ad­ven­tures plus site in­spec­tions of some of our key con­fer­ence and in­cen­tive prop­er­ties. Feed­back to date has been ex­tremely pos­i­tive and we look for­ward to wel­com­ing the pro­gram back to the re­gion in three years’ time. The an­nual free Dain­tree Ferry pro­mo­tion is live with free ferry travel avail­able to re­gional res­i­dents of Cairns, Cas­sowary, Table­lands and Cook Shires. TPDD is work­ing with Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil to raise aware­ness of the free travel and the diver­sity of ex­pe­ri­ences on of­fer with the aim of at­tract­ing more re­gional vis­i­tors to the Dain­tree over the com­ing months. TPDD is very busy fine tun­ing cam­paign ac­tiv­ity for the first half of 2017 as we strive to see fur­ther growth on what has been an ex­cel­lent 2016. Tourism Events Queens­land launched their new ex­pe­ri­ences mar­ket­ing fo­cus on Sun­day. The $90 mil­lion cam­paign is a move away from a des­ti­na­tion fo­cus to ex­pe­ri­ences with the five pil­lars be­ing; reef, is­lands and beaches, nat­u­ral en­coun­ters, ad­ven­ture and dis­cov­ery, Queens­land life­style and events. The ob­jec­tive of the new cre­ative is to re-en­er­gise the brand, forge an emo­tional con­nec­tion and drive the mo­ti­va­tion to visit. Keep an eye out for the new way Queens­land will be pre­sented to the Aus­tralian and New Zealand mar­kets. net­work­ing Christmas get to­gether! When: Wed­nes­day 7th De­cem­ber Where: Up­stairs @ Hem­ing­ways, The Reef Ma­rina Time: 5-7pm Canapés pro­vided and a cash bar with lo­cals prices will be avail­able. If you would like to come along and join in the fun please RSVP to Mikala at info@tpdd.com.au by Fri­day 9th De­cem­ber. TPDD & TTNQ mem­bers only event. Tourism Trop­i­cal North Queens­land’s “The Cit­i­zens of the Great Bar­rier Reef” will launch in April 2017. This global so­cial move­ment pro­vides a means to have a pos­i­tive in­flu­ence on the GBR’s fu­ture, and they want ev­ery­one to get in­volved. Please join them to brain­storm ideas on how, as a tourism in­dus­try, we can lever­age the Cit­i­zens of the Great Bar­rier Reef plat­form. They al­ready have some great ideas to kick off the dis­cus­sions, so please bring who­ever is pas­sion­ate about our Reef and is in­ter­ested in con­tribut­ing to the ses­sion. Date: Mon­day 12 De­cem­ber 2016 Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Venue: Be­ing fi­nalised To reg­is­ter visit https://ttnq.wu­foo.com/forms/ z1ftzy­o70mv6kn5/

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