Three hundred qualified Aussie Specialists converge on Darwin this week to take part in Corroboree 2011, a trade event organised by Tourism Australia and Tourism NT to train international travel agents who are dedicated to selling holidays in Australia.
It is the largest travel trade event ever to have been staged in the Territory. The NT government has invested A$274,000 in Corroboree 2011 with Tourism Australia putting in A$568,000.
This important travel gathering takes place from June 2 to 5.
The participants will be coming from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland; the UK and South Africa, and while in Darwin they will be taking part in a series of training worshops – one of the best opportunities the Territory has to promote itself as a vibrant, exciting destination to a key industry audience.
Each of the agents has undergone a lengthy training programme, devised by Tourism Australia and State and Territory tourism organisations, to give them expertise in promoting Australia to their local markets.
Apart from the Darwin workshops, agents will also experience other regions of the Territory while in the Top End, with visits Litchfield, Kakadu and Nitmiluk national parks.
Other activities will include an Aboriginal welcoming ceremory at Cullen Bay and the chance to get to know the locals at the Mindil Beach Markets - where agents will be issued with ‘Mindil Beach Money’ to spend.
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