27 October 2011

Trade marketing is an important aspect of Destination NSW’s activities - particularly in overseas markets where many visitors seek the convenience; specialist advice; security; and value of traditional distribution systems when planning international travel.

Destination NSW’s trade marketing activities include co-operative promotions with industry partners, trade education and sales programs - all of which are structured to encourage participation by NSW tourism operators.

Trade Education

Familiarisation Visits

Destination NSW hosts frequent familiarisation visits by overseas travel agents and wholesalers, which give them a comprehensive insight into product experiences, destination conditions and new developments.

Industry operators are invited to assist in supporting these visits by sponsoring accommodation, tours, transport, transfers and other ground costs. In return they have the opportunity to convert the experience into sales opportunities with front line operatives and make valuable business connections.

Aussie Specialists Program

Tourism Australia coordinates this global online training program for travel agents in conjunction with the states and territories. More than 21,000 agents across the UK, Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand participate in the program.

NSW tourism suppliers have many opportunities to educate the Aussie Specialist network about their product or service. These include regular e-newsletters and information programs plus training events and familiarisation visits coordinated by Destination NSW.

Briefings for NSW Operators

Destination NSW conducts special market briefings with NSW tourism operators to keep them up to date on latest trends in distribution, online developments, marketing opportunities and consumer travel patterns. We also post regular market intelligence reports and business resources on this website.

Trade Events

Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE)

This is the largest, annual trade event in the Southern Hemisphere. It attracts travel buyers from all major overseas markets who participate in organised business schedules with Australian operators.

Tourism Australia manages the event and Destination NSW coordinates state supplier participation, business introductions, networking opportunities, operator briefings, and media publicity. Each year the event is hosted by different capital cities and is scheduled to occur between May - June.
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International Business Development Program

Our International Business Development Program provides support for members of the NSW tourism industry (either product supplier or destination representative) to attend Destination NSW missions, new product workshops or nominated Tourism Australia international tradeshows.
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For details on the calendar of missions and trade shows being coordinated by Destination NSW see our Partner Opportunities Guide