Australian food icons Guy Grossi, Shannon Bennett and Luke Mangan, and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) renowned Executive Chef Tony Panetta, are helping to ensure Australia is on the menu for international business events planners attending Dreamtime 2013 – which opens in Melbourne today.
Tourism Australia has kicked off a series of six Australian road shows for agents across the UK.
Traditional markets in Europe continue to be an important focus for Australia’s business events industry, with a delegation of leading business events and convention industry operators joining Tourism Australia to showcase the very best the country has to offer at EIBTM in Barcelona from 19 to 21 November 2013.
In less than four weeks, 86 business events planners and decision makers (buyers) and 15 media from key international markets will descend on Australia to participate in Dreamtime 2013.
Hundreds of China’s top travel agents who specialise in selling Australian holidays will converge on the Gold Coast next year for the inaugural Corroboree Greater China.
2013 marks Tourism Australia Business Events’ sixth year of sponsorship of the annual PAICE Expo, to be held at SKYCITY Auckland’s Convention Centre on November 13. PAICE is designed for New Zealand-based professionals who organise offshore conferences, events and incentives.
Singapore Airlines has been announced as the second airline partner and gold sponsor for Dreamtime 2013, Tourism Australia’s signature activity for the growing business events market.
Tourism Australia has confirmed that it is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from organisations to manage its premier travel trade show, the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE).
Tourism Australia is to expand its award-winning program Aussie Specialist Program (ASP) to include for the first time Australia-based inbound tour operators (ITOs), in a move aimed at better selling Australia.
Tourism Australia’s ambition to create the ‘world’s biggest social media team’ has taken another big step forward with its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/seeaustralia, hitting five million fans worldwide over the weekend - confirming its status as the most popular tourism destination page on the planet.