PERTH TO HOST CORROBBOREE WEST 2019
2 November 2018
Over one hundred Australian tourism operators will meet with 300 specially selected frontline travel sellers from the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada and New Zealand at Tourism Australia’s Corroboree West trade event in Perth from 8 to 11 October 2019.
Tourism Australia’s Corroboree events take place annually, alternating between Eastern and Western markets each year, and include a combination of training workshops and familiarisations exclusively for Aussie Specialists.
“Corroboree is a great opportunity for Aussie Specialists to see first-hand a range of extraordinary travel experiences and the professionalism, creativity and innovation of Australia’s tourism operators,” said John O’Sullivan, Managing Director Tourism Australia.
“We want these frontline travel sellers from our priority Western markets to be fully equipped to sell fantastic Australian holidays to their customers.”
Corroboree West will be held in Perth and delivered in partnership with Tourism Western Australia, which will also host a one-day destination famil for all the Aussie Specialists attending.
Tourism WA Managing Director Brodie Carr said hosting Corroboree West 2019 in Perth would provide the perfect opportunity to showcase the changing face of the city to key travel industry specialists from around the world.
“A lot has changed in Perth over the past few years,” Mr Carr said.
“This event will give us the chance to highlight the city’s transformation, including Optus Stadium, Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square, the growing bar and restaurant scene and our new and refurbished hotels.”
Following the event in Perth, the Aussie Specialists will break up into groups to attend five-day familiarisation trips around the country hosted by Australia’s State and Territory Tourism Organisations.
About the Aussie Specialist Program
The Aussie Specialist Program is Tourism Australia’s global frontline travel seller training program run in cooperation with Australia’s State and Territory Tourism Organisations. The award winning and free-of-charge program provides international travel sellers the knowledge and skills to sell Australia more effectively. There are currently 45,000 agents registered globally and over 30,000 qualified.