Tourism exchange held in Airlie Beach
THE Whitsunday’s tourism industry connected with key representatives from national and international travel companies at the inaugural Whitsundays Tourism Exchange held in Airlie Beach yesterday (Wednesday).
Whitsundays Marketing and Development Limited (WMDL) chief executive officer Danial Rochford said he was proud to see that the inaugural Whitsundays tourism exchange was a great success.
“WMDL in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) have been organising the event and we were overwhelmed with the great response from both travel trade and our industry,” Mr Rochford said.
“On the day, more than 40 local tourism businesses built new and strengthened existing relation- ships with 35 key product buyers from major wholesalers and online travel agents such as Flight Centre.
“Events such as the Whitsundays Tourism Exchange are vital to ensure that what’s on offer here in the Whitsundays region reaches the consumer through the different national and international distribution networks,” Mr Rochford said.
“Together with TEQ we have managed to bring travel trade into the region to promote the Whitsundays and its various experiences and products.”
“I strongly believe that we have tightened our industry’s bond with Australia’s travel trade networks by inviting them to our stunning destination,” Mr Rochford said.