Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

With the Easter in­flux be­hind us the com­ing month will be fo­cused on pre­par­ing for an­other busy high sea­son. TPDD is fi­nal­is­ing plan­ning for 2017/18 again look­ing to in­crease de­mand for shoul­der sea­son travel and boost year-round visi­ta­tion. We will be launch­ing our Show Me Your Par­adise am­bas­sadors next week and in­tro­duc­ing the five pas­sion­ate Dou­glas lo­cals whose sto­ries we will be us­ing to show­case the dif­fer­ent el­e­ments of our des­ti­na­tion. Dis­cover Par­adise will be de­liv­ered to over 120,000 house­holds in our key mar­kets on Satur­day 29 th April, fingers crossed for a cool snap to in­spire our south­ern friends to head to Dou­glas for their au­tumn and win­ter es­capes! We re­cently held our Mar­ket­ing Strat­egy meet­ing seek­ing in­tel from in mar­ket mem­bers, thank you to the team at QT Port Dou­glas for host­ing the meet­ing. Port Dou­glas Car­ni­vale is just around the cor­ner with a great line up of events. Check out their web­site and con­tact our of­fice if you need copies of brochures for guests. team will be hold­ing a net­work­ing event at Rat­tle N Hum in Port Dou­glas and all TPDD mem­bers are in­vited along to join in the fun! The event will run from 5-7pm and drinks will be at happy hour prices for the first hour. If you would like to come along please let Mikala know on info@tpdd.com.au In a first for the re­gion, TTNQ will wel­come 57 agents from New South Wales, Vic­to­ria, South­ern Queens­land and New Zealand to ex­pe­ri­ence the very best Trop­i­cal North Queens­land has to of­fer on eight dif­fer­ent itin­er­ar­ies. The Dou­glas re­gion will see the lions share of itin­er­ar­ies spend time in re­gion stretch­ing from Wangetti Beach to Cape Tribu­la­tion and in­clud­ing Port Dou­glas, Moss­man Gorge and Daintree River in the mix. The high­lyqual­i­fied agents will have five days of tour­ing to learn about what sets our re­gion apart. The famil cul­mi­nates in a full day work­shop with forty TNQ op­er­a­tors spend­ing a day train­ing all of the travel agents fol­lowed by a farewell func­tion.

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