TasTalk 2020

What is TasTalk?

Tourism Tasmania, with the support of the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), is hosting the biennial event TasTalk in Launceston, from 23– 24 July 2020.

TasTalk provides an opportunity for the Tasmanian tourism industry to promote their products and experiences to the travel trade.

The event held over two days will be attended by approximately 40 ATEC Member Buyers on day one (23 July), and 80 Tassie Specialists on day two (24 July).

Both groups will come together for the Welcome Function and Gala Dinner.

Tasmanian tourism operators are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to attend the event and take advantage of this great opportunity to directly promote their business.

Expressions of Interest have now closed

Program Highlights

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Trade Workshop for ATEC Member Buyers

Country Club, Launceston (full day)
ATEC Member Buyers from ATEC’s membership base will be invited to attend TasTalk. This day is for Tasmanian internationally-ready operators to meet with buyers in a one-on-one timed appointment. Appointment selection will be by preference.

ATEC Member Buyers include Australian-based inbound tour operators and online distributors who connect tourism products with distribution channels in key overseas markets.

Eligibility criteria is listed in the Terms & Conditions here.

Welcome Cocktail Function

(Venue and time TBC)
TasTalk Tourism Operators, ATEC Member Buyers and Tassie Specialists are invited to attend this event

Friday, 24 July 2020

Trade Workshop for Tassie Specialists

Country Club, Launceston (full day)

Tassie Specialists are domestic travel sellers from across Australia who have voluntarily completed Tourism Tasmania’s online training program 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 trade event day is for operators that are contracted with at least one major domestic wholesaler:

  • Infinity Holidays/Flight Centre/Travel Associates;
  • Helloworld/Sunlover /Qantas Holidays; or
  • TasVacations.

The format of the workshop will be advised closer to the date

Eligibility criteria is listed in the Terms & Conditions here.

Gala Dinner

Josef Chromy (time TBC)
TasTalk Tourism Operators, ATEC Member Buyers and Tassie Specialists are invited to this event.

Famil program

ATEC Member Buyers and Tassie Specialists will also be offered the opportunity to participate in one of ten pre or post famils to explore Tasmania’s regions.

Costs

The below workshop fees include attendance for one person, provisions for a trestle table and table cloth, light refreshments, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Additional delegates are limited to one extra person per Tourism Operator and will attract an additional fee.

All fees will be collected by ATEC through the registration process. If your EOI is accepted, fees are as follows:

ATEC Members

2-days full delegate (2 days at Trade Conference, welcome function, gala dinner)$715 pp (incl.GST)
2-days (2 days at Trade Conference, welcome function, no gala dinner)$605 pp (incl.GST)
1-day full delegate (1 day at Trade Conference, welcome function, gala dinner)$495 pp (incl.GST)
1-day (1 day at Trade Conference, welcome function, no gala dinner)$385 pp (incl.GST)

Non-Members 

2 days full delegate (2 days at Trade Conference, welcome function, gala dinner)$935 pp (incl.GST)
2-days (2 days at Trade Conference, welcome function, no gala dinner)$825 pp (incl.GST)
1-day full delegate (1 day at Trade Conference, welcome function, gala dinner)$770 pp (incl.GST)
1-day (1 day at Trade Conference, welcome function, no gala dinner)$660 pp (incl.GST)

Extra Delegates*

2-days full delegate (2 days at Trade Conference, welcome function, gala dinner)$440 pp (incl.GST)
2-days (2 days at Trade Conference, welcome function, no gala dinner)$330 pp (incl.GST)
1-day full delegate (1 day at Trade Conference, welcome function, gala dinner)$330 pp (incl.GST)
1-day (1 day at Trade Conference, welcome function, no gala dinner)$220 pp (incl.GST)

*ATEC Tasmanian branch seller members are able to bring one trainee staff member at no additional cost to Day One of the trade event (this is for the trade conference only and does not include attendance at the Welcome Function or Gala Dinner).  This opportunity is for new and/or trainee staff that will benefit from observing engagement with trade partners.  Each Seller is able to bring a maximum of one trainee or additional delegate. ATEC members will be given additional information on how to access this opportunity.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This is an Expression of Interest only and you will receive a confirmation email if your business is successful.
  • Capacity is limited to approximately 40 operators per day for the trade conference.
  • Expressions of Interest will close on 10 March 2020.  

For further information, please contact trade@tourism.tas.gov.au

Before completing the Expression of Interest, check that your business is eligible to attend by reading the above information.  The Expression of Interest requires a short 100-word product biography and details of your business’s key selling points that you may wish to prepare before commencing.