Thousands gather in Western Australia for ATE19
10 April 2019
The 40th annual Australian Tourism Exchange, the country’s largest tourism trade event, is underway in Perth this week with 600 international buyers from over 30 countries in attendance. The event has also drawn 1,400 people representing 546 Australian tourism businesses including 85 Australian tourism companies who are participating for the first time. Approximately 45,000 meetings will take place over the four days of the event and the host destination, Perth, is expected to benefit from an immediate injection of around $9 million to the local economy. Ahead of the ATE trade appointments, 74 international and domestic media gathered for the ATE19 International Media Marketplace to meet with representatives from 74 Australian tourism companies.