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G’Day Australian Tourism Operators

Destination NSW, the South Australian Tourism Commission, Tourism and Events Queensland, Tourism Northern Territory, Tourism Tasmania, Tourism Victoria and Tourism Western Australia, in conjunction with major event sponsor Tourism Australia, are pleased to invite you to the 2016 North American Australia Marketplace in Los Angeles, California.

Australia Marketplace will bring together buyers from 70+ North American travel companies with 70 Australian tourism products for two full days of face-to-face meetings and networking opportunities. As added value, the program has been extended this year to include a retail travel agent event.
In 2016, the Australia Tourism Summit will be held just prior to, and in the same location as, Australia Marketplace. Now in its fourth year, the Summit provides another 'don’t-miss' opportunity to join fellow industry leaders and experts for a day of informative and inspiring presentations and discussions about the trends that are shaping our business environment and to gain insights on how to grow North American tourism to Australia. Speakers will include thought leaders who will discuss tourism, luxury, economic and media trends. The Summit will open with a welcome reception and dinner on the evening of Monday February 22nd, with a full schedule of presentations and panel discussions on Tuesday, followed by a closing networking dinner Tuesday evening. You will have an opportunity to register for the Australia Tourism Summit on your confirmation page once you complete your Marketplace registration.
Which Australian products can be involved

Due to limited capacity, registration is limited to a maximum of 70 Australian operators. Registration will be confirmed based on following criteria:

  • Must be a product contracted with at least one inbound operator in Australia who services a North American client.
  • Product demonstrates the ability to serve North American clientele.
  • Product is relevant for the North American market.
  • Regional Tourism Organizations from emerging destinations or with new experiences may also apply.
  • Hotels may apply and special consideration will be given to new hotel product offering a unique location or experience.
  • Have attended either ATE, New Product Workshop, Nature & Adventure Workshop, Australia Marketplace or conducted a trip to North America in the past two years.

What North American buyers will be attending

The Australia Marketplace attracts North American Travel Buyers fulfilling the following roles:

  • Owners or principals
  • Product Managers or senior employees
  • Reservations agents (when accompanying an owner/manager)
  • Premier Aussie Specialists
Click here to view this year's Wholesale Companies and Premier Aussie Specialists attending the Australia Marketplace.

Sponsored by:

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Now in its 86th year of consecutive service, Hawaiian Airlines is Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from American Samoa, Australia (Sydney & Brisbane), China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Tahiti.

Hawaiian Airlines flies daily to Sydney, four times weekly to Brisbane and three times weekly to Auckland from Honolulu, offering free stopover connections from any of its 11 U.S. destination gateways. hawaiianairlines.com


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Virgin Australia’s committed to bringing the romance back to flying. With constant innovation at the heart of everything we do, our superior products and award-winning service set us apart from competitors and lets you enjoy a premium, stylish and engaging flying experience.

With daily flights from Los Angeles to Sydney and Brisbane, seamless connections allow you to fly to over 40 destinations within Australia on our young fleet of stylish aircraft. virginaustralia.com


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Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Delta was named to FORTUNE magazine’s top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fourth time in five years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 327 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.


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Fiji Airways, voted Best Airline in the South Pacific, as selected by Global Traveler, has been connecting the world to the South Pacific for over sixty years. With a route network that spans 16 destinations in 11 countries, the airline provides unequaled access to the Pacific through its hub at Nadi International Airport. Its destinations include Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Samoa, and Tonga. Fiji Airways now offers 8-degree lay flat seats and world-class service in Business class. Visit fijiairways.com or call your preferred South Pacific Wholesaler for more information.
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