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Queensland on Stage New Zealand 2017

07 June 2017

Queensland’s tourism attractions and visitor experiences were on show for New Zealand trade partners and media as part of Queensland on Stage New Zealand 2017 hosted by Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ).
A record 50 Queensland businesses met with New Zealand travel agents, product managers, reservation staff and media at Tangalooma Island Resort from 4-6 June, showcasing some of Queensland’s best products and regions. 
Tourism and Events Queensland CEO, Leanne Coddington, said Queensland on Stage New Zealand 2017 was a sell-out event that had received strong interest from Queensland sellers and New Zealand buyers.
“With a record number of Queensland tourism businesses involved this year, this event provides a valuable platform to sell Queensland’s experiences, products and destinations to one of our largest international visitor markets,” she said.
“Our vision is to inspire the world to experience the best address on earth. This is a great opportunity to showcase some of Queensland’s finest experiences, tour operators and products.” 
“New Zealand is a growing market for Queensland with 447,000 visitors spending $598.9 million in 2016, increases of 5.5% and 7.7% respectively.” 
Queensland on Stage New Zealand is an initiative of TEQ in partnership with Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia. 

The pre-event famil program was supported by several Regional Tourist Organisations including Brisbane Marketing, Visit Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast Tourism and Events, Capricorn Enterprise, Gladstone Area Promotion and Development, Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism, Southern Queensland Country, Townsville Enterprise, Tourism Whitsundays, Tourism Tropical North Queensland, Gold Coast Tourism and the Outback Queensland Tourism Association.

Participating NZ Companies and Media: 
Flights Centre, Helloworld, House of Travel, Air New Zealand Holidays, Travelbug, My Travel Broker, Travel Managers Group, NZ Travel Brokers, World Travellers, Fine Travel, Galaxy Travel, Edventuretours Travel, United Travel, Go Holidays, American Express, NZME travel today and travelincmemo

Participating Operators: 
Brisbane Marketing, Brisbane
Brisbane Riverview Hotel, Brisbane
Great Australian Experiences, Brisbane
Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane, Brisbane
Mirimar Cruises, Brisbane
Stradbroke Ferries & Stradbroke Island Holidays, Brisbane
The Vino Bus, Brisbane
Fraser Coast Tourism & Events, Fraser Coast
Kingfisher Bay Resort Group, Fraser Coast
Conxion, Gold Coast
Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and SkyPoint, Gold Coast
Go Ride A Wave, Gold Coast
Gold Coast Tourism, Gold Coast
Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, Gold Coast
Paradise Jet Boating, Gold Coast
Village Roadshow Theme Parks, Gold Coast
Whales in Paradise, Gold Coast
Outback Queensland Tourism Association, Outback Queensland
Outback Aussie Tours, Outback Queensland
Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience, Southern Great Barrier Reef
Capricorn Enterprise, Southern Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef Eco Tours – 1770 Reef, Southern Great Barrier Reef
Great Keppel Island Hideaway, Southern Great Barrier Reef
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Southern Great Barrier Reef
Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism, Southern Great Barrier Reef
Heron Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef
Southern Queensland Country Tourism, Southern Queensland Country
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Southern Queensland Country
Caloundra Tourism, Sunshine Coast
Destination Gympie Region, Sunshine Coast
Queensland Garden Expo, Sunshine Coast
Tourism Noosa, Sunshine Coast
Visit Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast
Hamilton Island, The Whitsundays
Tourism Whitsundays, The Whitsundays
Townsville Enterprise, Townsville North Queensland
Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore, Tropical North Queensland
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Tropical North Queensland
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, Tropical North Queensland
Pinnacle Tourism Marketing, Tropical North Queensland
Quicksilver Group, Tropical North Queensland
Reef Magic Cruises, Tropical North Queensland
Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Tropical North Queensland
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, Tropical North Queensland
Tourism Tropical North Queensland, Tropical North Queensland
Wildlife Tropical North Queensland, Tropical North Queensland
Dreamtime Resorts, Whole of State
Mantra Group, Whole of State
SilverNeedle Hospitality, Whole of State
Wyndham Hotel Group, Whole of State