AUSTRALIAN TOURISM EXCHANGE A HUGE SUCCESS!
The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Sydney last week was a huge success with great excitement about products from the Douglas Region. ATE is Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business to business event. The event provides a forum for Douglas tourism businesses to showcase their products and establish important business links with the people and organisations that take Australian tourism to the international market place. TPDD had a full appointment schedule and met with approximately 130 people from 105 companies during the show. TPDD focused on product updates, attracting more high-end group series to the region as well as marketing partnerships for future activity. Some encouraging comments received from key buyers included; ’95% of Queensland sales go to Port Douglas - USA’, ‘Port Douglas is our third highest selling Australian destination after Sydney and Melbourne - UK’, ‘Port Douglas Daintree is the number 1 seller for Queensland by room nights