Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

I at­tended TEQ’s Queens­land on Stage pro­gram ear­lier this month train­ing al­most 60 New Zealand travel agents and whole­sale staff in the des­ti­na­tion. I was sur­prised at the high num­ber of agents with lim­ited knowl­edge of the re­gion or how highly re­garded we are by New Zealan­ders. This mar­ket has al­ways per­formed well for the des­ti­na­tion and with Trop­i­cal North Queens­land record­ing growth of 38% to the year end­ing March 2017 we need to con­tinue to work at at­tract­ing more to the Dou­glas Shire. There is a large num­ber of me­dia and trade ed­u­ca­tion­als pass­ing through the re­gion this month from the UK, Ger­many and China. Thank you to our mem­bers who are sup­port­ing this es­sen­tial ac­tiv­ity to keep our re­gion front of mind to in­flu­encers and de­ci­sion mak­ers. TPDD has been work­ing on a new web­site de­sign set to launch in Au­gust. Mem­bers will shortly be re­ceiv­ing their lo­gin de­tails to up­date their list­ing on the new web­site. This process (should be) very straight for­ward com­pared to our cur­rent sys­tem. We will be rolling out some great new op­por­tu­ni­ties for mem­bers to fea­ture around the web­site on spe­cialised pages so stay tuned. TPDD Ad­min­is­tra­tion Co­or­di­na­tor, Mikala, AKA ev­ery­one’s go to who has a smile and an­swer to every query, goes on ma­ter­nity leave at the end of this month and we will be wel­com­ing Su­san Ge­orge to the role. I wish Mikala and Mat all the best for their ad­ven­ture ahead. Berth 5 RSVP: Fri­day 23rd June 2017 to Ch­eryl at ch­eryl.kelly@atec.net.au Fol­low­ing the hugely suc­cess­ful 2015 & 2016 pro­grams, the Australian Tourism Ex­port Coun­cil is search­ing for the next group of in­di­vid­u­als who are pas­sion­ate about the ex­port tourism in­dus­try. The ELITE pro­gram pro­vides emerg­ing lead­ers a plat­form to ex­tend their in­dus­try knowl­edge, de­velop lead­er­ship skills and cre­ate net­work­ing re­la­tion­ships to ce­ment their ca­reer and el­e­vate their place in this hugely valu­able in­dus­try. Applications close on Fri­day, 30 June 2017! For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter visit https:// www.atec.net.au/ATEC/ In­dus­try_Devel­op­men­t___E­d­u­ca­tion/ ELITE15_Pro­gram/ATEC/ In­dus­try_Devel­op­men­t___E­d­u­ca­tion/ Ap­ply_ELITE_2016.aspx?hkey=357ea492-75224ab1-8abb-433076ba506f

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