Australia on show at Adventure Travel World Summit
Tourism Australia launched the second year of its partnership with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) with a major sponsorship of the 2017 Adventure Travel World Summit in Salta, Argentina.
Tourism Australia and state and territory tourism representatives participated in media events and marketplace appointments with 850 buyers and industry to build Australia’s profile as an adventure destination.
Aboriginal Australia was featured including a special guest artist, Joanne Sissy Cooley, from Maraku Arts artist creating a dot painting throughout the conference with silent bid proceeds donated to ATTA’s Conservation Fund. John Daw, executive officer of Australian Wildlife Journeys, led a panel discussion of operators in the collection and Great Walks of Australia was also in attendance.
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