Sell TNQ 2011 a Great Success

  Sell TNQ 2011 participants on Cairns waterfront

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef and their industry partners have just concluded another very successful Sell TNQ programme in Cairns in Tropical North Queensland (TNQ).

Twenty seven (27) conference and incentive planners plus five (5) media representatives participated in the four day programme, with eleven (11) also undertaking post-event touring to Palm Cove and Port Douglas.  Participants came from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with media from as far afield as Germany and New Zealand.

Sell TNQ offered an extensive familiarisation programme as well as the opportunity to meet with 36 TNQ industry operators at pre-scheduled appointments in a full day workshop and also informally at functions and events held throughout the programme.

Director of Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, Rosie Douglas, believes that Sell TNQ provides a fantastic once-a-year opportunity for the destination to showcase its capability to a significant number of event planners. “Whilst we conduct a number of smaller famils and site visits throughout the year, Sell TNQ enables us to stage events and activities that are designed for larger groups. Planners can see for themselves just what our destination can offer and will hopefully consider some of these creative activity and function ideas, when they come to hold their own events in TNQ in the future.”

Highlights of the programme included a visit to Tjapukai by Night, an evening on Green Island, a farewell gala dinner at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal and for the braver souls, the opportunity to bungy jump or experience the Minjin Jungle Swing at AJ Hackett. Participants also had a full touring day where they had the option of a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef with the Quicksilver Group or a unique rainforest experience combing Skyrail, Rainforestation and the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Participants indicated that they found Sell TNQ to be most worthwhile and Business Events Cairns advises that several quotations for new business are already underway as a result. Danielle Gadanyi from LOUD events summed up the general feeling.  “I’ve been blown away by the ‘attitude’ and passion the suppliers have when speaking about the region – it’s infectious!  I appreciate all of the facets of the region we’ve been lucky to experience during our stay and how hospitable and warm staff have been. The region has been showcased brilliantly!”

Source = Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
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