The annual Whitsundays East Coast Roadshow in April is the chance for the region’s tourism operators to put their products in front of retail travel agents in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne from 19-21 April, with a record 21 tourism operators attending the event this year. Agents will be trained on Whitsundays product and educated about the region in general.
Attending agents will be in the running for prizes including flights, accommodation and tours, donated by Tourism Whitsundays and Whitsunday operators.
“We are seeing the best numbers to date for the roadshow, with double what we have ever had before in terms of the amount of operators attending,” said Tourism Whitsundays CEO Craig Turner.
“This is an endorsement not only of the strength of our tourism industry but also of the collaborative approach that Tourism Whitsundays and operators have in promoting the best destination in the world.
“We are really looking forward to heading to the capital cities with the operators and showing travel agents how much the region has to offer holidaymakers,” said Turner.
The Whitsundays East Coast Roadshow follows a fantastic year for the Whitsundays, which saw domestic visitors to the region increase by an impressive 25.5 per cent in the year ending 30 September 2016.