The NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, will host Aussie Specialist agents on the far South Coast as part of Tourism Australia’s biennial travel trade event, Corroboree Asia.
The event aims to educate and train frontline travel sellers across Asia on the many tourism products Australia has to offer, including the vast array of ‘NSW-only’ experiences.
Member for Bega Andrew Constance said NSW will play host to 60 Aussie Specialist agents from key eastern markets including China, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.
“This is the largest number of Aussie Specialist agents NSW has ever hosted as part of the Corroboree Asia familiarisation program and I’m delighted they’ll be experiencing the beautiful far South Coast first-hand,” Mr Constance said.
“This is fantastic for our region and will further highlight the amazing part of Australia that we all call home.
“From whale-watching tours, tasting fresh local seafood to discovering our stunning national parks and beaches, the familiarisation will provide international travel sellers with the chance to discover what’s on offer in our fantastic region so they can promote and sell our wonderful far South Coast to their clients back home,” said Mr Constance.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the Government is determined to keep NSW as Australia’s number one tourism and events destination and it’s initiatives such as this that help maintain our dominant position.
“The NSW tourism industry is a serious industry worth serious money and this special promotional program allows us to continue to grow the State’s visitor economy, particularly in our regional areas,” Mr Marshall said.
“We look forward to welcoming more visitors to the far South Coast a result of this visit which has been organised by the NSW Government in collaboration with Tourism Australia.”
Corroboree Asia was held on the Gold Coast from 27 until 30 August 2018 and combines training workshops and familiarisation visits exclusively for qualified Aussie Specialist agents from Asia.
From today, the 60 Aussie Specialist agents will be split into five groups and will experience Sydney, Byron Bay, Hunter Valley, Wollongong, Kiama, Jervis Bay, Bowral, Berrima, Merimbula, Narooma, Batemans Bay, Port Stephens, the Tweed, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Oberon and the Blue Mountains.