NT tourism industry showcased to domestic and international trade operators

Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture

The best of theTerritorys tourism experiences, attractions and destinations will be showcasedto domestic and international trade operators with multiple events occurring acrossthe NT in August and September.

Tourism NT will jointlyhost the largest delegation of domestic travel agents ever in the NT at the Flight Centre Team Leader Conferencesfor South Australian and New South Wales Team Leaders. Joined by otherconference hosts including AAT Kings, Voyages, Cover-More Travel Insurance, APTTravel Group, Intrepid Travel, Topdeck Travel, Royal Caribbean and the NorthernTerritory Convention Bureau, Tourism NT presentations will highlight andpromote the NTs seasons, adventure, nature, wildlife, history and art andculture experiences.

From 29 August to 3September, Tourism NTs annual domestic trade familiarisation and workshopevent, NT Round Up, will showcasethe Territory to 40 domestic and New Zealand delegates including frontlinetravel agents, wholesalers and product managers. Delegates will travelovernight on The Ghan from Darwin to Alice Springs via Katherine, courtesy ofJourney Beyond. The delegates will undertake touring in Katherine and AliceSprings, providing firsthand experiences and opportunities to meet with tourismoperators enabling the delegates to better sell the NT.

From 4-6 September, theannual international Inbound NT eventwill provide NT operators the opportunity to meet face-to-face with up to 30product managers from key inbound tour operator partners working across theNTs global markets.

Held in Alice Springs, InboundNT will run alongside Tourism NTs bi-annual Adventure NT event which brings 30 targeted Chinese buyers to theNT.

Qantas aresponsoring the events in support of the Territorys tourism industry, assistingkey trade partners to attend.

Inbound NT andAdventure NT are being held on adjacent days to maximise the opportunity for NToperators to meet with all buyers in a compressed timeframe and withindestination.

Quotesby General Manager Marketing Tourism NT, Tony Quarmby:

Travel retail buyersand front line staff have the entire world to sell to their customers so ensuringthe Territory is seen as different and a place that connects to all the senses,on an emotional level having had experienced it for themselves, is pricelessmarketing. The Territory is home to world-class tourism experiences andattractions and these domestic and international operators will leave the NT asinvaluable ambassadors.

The Northern TerritoryGovernments Turbocharging Tourism investment is providing a boost to theTerritory economy as we continue to drive visitation and boost our domestic andinternational marketing ensuring the NT brand is well represented in the highlycompetitive global tourism market.

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