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May 13, 2014 Exhibitions No Comments Email Email

This week’s Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) being held in Cairns will provide the perfect platform to launch Cairns Amateurs’ first ever international tourism marketing campaign aimed at boosting visitation from key New Zealand and Asian visitor hubs.

Cairns Amateurs has contracted Parker Travel Collection to plan and implement a strategic travel trade campaign that combines agent training, trade show representation, special events and media communications to ensure the inclusion and distribution of new accommodation and event packages.

A group of international buyers attending this week’s ATE in Cairns enjoyed a very stylish and tropical welcome as guests of tourism marketing company, Parker Travel Collection at Kewarra Beach Resort yesterdayThe campaign began in earnest yesterday with the team at Parker Travel Collection and Cairns Amateurs providing a warm, tropical welcome to a select group of international buyers at Kewarra Beach Resort north of Cairns.

The President of Cairns Amateurs, Michael Delaney says his committee, in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland, has done its homework and with the right resources in place, is confident the campaign will successfully lift the profile of the Carnival while tapping into new and integral markets. 

“We have an excellent base to work from.  In its 56th year, the Amateurs is already a signature event in the region and a major contributor to the economy with last year’s event generating 15,137 visitor nights.

Todd Parker, Parker Travel Collection, Nick Baker, Executive General Manager Consumer Marketing Tourism Australia, Leah McCosh, Flight Centre Product Manager Australia and Graham Thornton, CEO Cairns Amateurs (hi Res avail)“We are really looking forward to working with Tourism and Events Queensland to maximise the potential of our event particularly the number of people attending Ladies Day that is traditionally the first day of our two day racing carnival.  As is always our way, we will be working hard and doing everything we can to ensure race-goers receive a truly memorable Amateurs experience.”

This week will see the Managing Director of Parker Travel Collection, Todd Parker and his team, meet with some 600 international agents from 38 countries where they will be presenting the Cairns Amateurs Carnival as a Major Tourism Event.

BNP_140511-8993Tickets for the Carnival are already available through Australia’s largest retail travel network the Flight Centre group. Flight Centre’s domestic wholesale arm Infinity Holidays will soon be creating accommodation and Carnival Ticket packages to entice visitors from Australia and New Zealand in a bid to increase visitor nights to the region. The Cairns Amateurs Carnival and the Parker Travel Collection team will be further exploring opportunities at the Australian Tourism Exchange being held in Cairns for the very first time.

The Cairns Amateurs is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of a growing calendar of sporting, cultural and regional events throughout the state.

For information on associated events, membership prices, tickets and packages available,visit

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