Almost 300 qualified Aussie Specialist travel agents from Greater China, Japan, Korea, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore have been exploring Australia on famils hosted by each State and Territory as part of Corroboree Asia 2018.
More than 100 Australian tourism businesses visited the Gold Coast recently meeting with close to 300 Aussie Specialist travel sellers from key Asian markets to strengthen their specific product knowledge and enhance their ability to promote and sell Australia.
Australia welcomed 9.1 million international visitors for the year ending June, up six percent compared to previous 12 months.
Tourism Australia’s premier event for promoting the country’s best tourism attractions to the Indian travel industry has been held with 75 Australian tourism businesses meeting with 87 travel companies from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune and Jaipur.
Tourism Australia signed two strategic deals in China with Cathay Pacific Airways and Mafengwo.com, described as one of the top Chinese digital travel platforms.
Tourism Australia recently hosted the inaugural Inbound Tour Operator (ITO) Market Update at Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia.
Australia and India agreed on a new liberalised air services arrangement that will see open capacity between the major airports in both countries.
The government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to the country, Tourism Australia, partnered with Tourism Western Australia and Visit Victoria to host Premier Aussie Specialists and Aussie Specialist agents from Malaysia.
Australian operators who register for World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) will automatically be added to Tourism Australia’s Australian Village.