Atherton Tablelands prepares for Inbound Up North.
The Atherton Tablelands will be on show this week as 100 visiting travel trade and tourism operators taking part in Inbound Up North experience the region first hand.
Inbound Up North is organised by the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC’s) North Queensland division and is the leading annual travel trade event for the region. The event includes all day business to business workshops, which will be held at Tinaroo Lake Resort as well as evening networking functions and touring familiarisations.
Tropical Tablelands Tourism chair Michael Trout said it was an incredible opportunity for local tourism operators to connect with key international influencers on their home turf.
“There will be 50 travel agents from the US, Europe, UK, New Zealand and Australia as well as 50 tourism operators from across the region who will be able to soak up the sites, sounds and most importantly tastes of the Tablelands.
“This is the first time an event of this calibre has been held on the Atherton Tablelands and we are pulling out all the stops to ensure it is a success,” Mr Trout added.
“The delegates will have the opportunity to visit a number of towns as well as leading attractions including the Historic Village Herberton, our stunning waterfalls, the Curtain Fig Tree, Gallo Dairy, Kuranda, Mungalli Creek Dairy, Coffee Works, Lake Barrine, the Crystal Caves, Yungaburra and more.
“They will leave with a real sense of the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands, as well as the diverse range of activities that can be enjoyed while visiting the region.
“We hope this will help them sell more Tropical North Queensland holidays to their clients,” Mr Trout said.
ATEC national board director Michael Nelson said every two years the volunteer committee of ATEC North Queensland elected to take Inbound up North on the road.
“This year the Atherton Tablelands was chosen because the committee felt it is a destination that is so appropriate for the international traveller because of what it offers in terms of its attractions, accommodation and what the international traveller can experience.
“With these sorts of events, it really comes down to seeing is believing. By bringing these agents to the region, they will be able to experience first hand the different elements to the region and then use this knowledge to formulate itineraries for future travellers to the Atherton Tablelands,” he said.
Posted by Bronwyn under Tablelands News | Posted on 21st Oct 2015