Corroboree Asia in Darwin to boost tourism industry recovery

Darwin will see more than 100 Australian tourism businesses meet with over 300 travel sellers from key Asian markets in August for Tourism Australia’s Corroboree Asia event.

Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said the major tourism event would provide an opportunity for Aussie Specialist agents to gain a better understanding of Australia’s world-class tourism products.

“Events such as this will play an important role in the recovery of our tourism industry following the bushfires and coronavirus crises, by showcasing that Australia continues to offer exceptional world-class tourism experiences,” said Minister Birmingham.

“Australia’s proximity to Asia combined with a growing middle class across the region and increasingly competitive airfares has helped to fuel much of the growth in international arrivals and spend to Australia in recent years.

“Corroboree Asia will provide an essential platform for Aussie tourism businesses to directly connect with frontline travel sellers from key Asian markets and demonstrate to them first hand why they should continue to promote our incredible tourism offerings.”

Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture Eva Lawler said the Territory Government is also working intensely to minimise the impacts of the bushfires and the coronavirus outbreak.

“Securing Corroboree Asia in Darwin this year will be a major coup for the Territory, as it is the first time the Northern Territory will be showcased to all Asian regions at once,” she said.

“For Darwin to be hosting up to 550 tourism delegates sends a clear message that the Territory is united with the rest of Australia and welcomes international visitors.”

Corroboree Asia will be held on August 23-27.