Tourism Tasmania in partnership with Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) hosted the inaugural trade event, TasTalk in Hobart from 27 – 30 June 2018. This year's event was attended by ATEC Member Buyers who met with the local tourism industry on Day One of the event, and Tassie Specialists who met with industry on Day Two. Both groups came together for the Welcome Function and Gala Dinner.
Exhibitor information - TasTalk 2018
TasTalk is held every second year with the next event scheduled for 2020.
Program highlights - TasTalk 2018
Day 1: Thursday, 28 June 2018
Trade Workshop for ITOs - Blundstone Arena (full day)
ATEC Member Buyers from ATEC's membership base were invited to attend TasTalk. This day was for Tasmanian inbound-ready operators to meet with buyers in a one-on-one timed appointment. Further details of the mandatory requirements needed to attend this day were noted in the EOI. Appointment selection was by preference. This B2B component of TasTalk replaced Tourism Tasmania's event known as Tasbound.
Welcome cocktail function - The Henry Jones Art Hotel
TasTalk operators, ATEC Member Buyers and Tassie Specialists were invited to this event
Day 2: Friday, 29 June 2018
Trade Workshop for Tassie Specialists - Blundstone Arena (full day)
Tassie Specialists are domestic travel sellers from across Australia and New Zealand who voluntarily completed Tourism Tasmania's online training program in their own time to improve their knowledge and understanding of Tasmania. They are motivated sellers who are looking to gain a competitive edge in selling Tasmania to their clients in order to convert enquiries into bookings.
This workshop was speed-dating style where operators had the opportunity to meet with these domestic sellers in a series of face-to-face appointments (2-3 Tassie Specialists per appointment time). This B2B component of TasTalk replaced Tourism Tasmania's event known as Tassie Specialist Conference, but this year all operators met with all Tassie Specialists in attendance.
This B2B day was for operators contracted with major domestic wholesalers – Infinity Holidays/Flight Centre/Travel Associates, Helloworld/Sunlover/Viva Domestic/Qantas Holidays or Tas Vacations.
Gala dinner - Mona
TasTalk Operators, ATEC Member Buyers and Tassie Specialists were invited to this event.
All ATEC Member Buyers and Tassie Specialists were offered the opportunity to participate in one of ten pre or post famils to explore Tasmania's regions.
- In 2018 there were 40 operators for Day One of the event and 35 operators for Day Two of the event=
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