Perth to host Australia's largest tourism trade event in 2019 ·

Perth to host Australia’s largest tourism trade event in 2019

  • Australia’s biggest tourism trade event to be held in Perth in 2019
  • Opportunity to showcase the changing face of Perth and WA to the world
  • Event will bring 3,000 visitors, filling our hotel rooms, creating jobs and boosting the economy

The State Government, through Tourism Western Australia, has secured Australia’s largest annual tourism trade event to be held in Perth in 2019.

The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE19) brings together Australian tourism businesses, wholesalers, and retailers, from around the world, through a combination of scheduled business appointments and networking events.

The event will also give international travel buyers and media, the opportunity to experience all the changes that have happened around Perth and Western Australia first-hand through pre and post-event familiarisations at a variety of destinations around Perth and regional WA.

About 3,000 delegates, including key Australian sellers and buyers from more than 30 countries, and more than 80 international and Australian media, attend this global event each year.

Organised by Tourism Australia, in partnership with Tourism WA, ATE19 will take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 8 to 12, 2019.

Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia:

“We’ve seen Perth, Australia’s sunniest capital city, transform into one of the nation’s most interesting destinations with a vibrant city life surrounded by nature, and ATE19 will be our time to really shine for an international audience.

“We want Perth to be one of the most desirable leisure and business event destinations in the world, and ATE19 gives us an extraordinary opportunity to position ourselves as Australia’s western gateway.

“ATE19 will bring hundreds of key international wholesale and retail buyers as well as journalists and digital influencers to explore what’s on offer in Perth and regional WA.”

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