(Dive Travel Business News - Oct 23, 2009) -- Queensland and NSW will set aside their State of Origin rivalry to become an irresistible destination for international tourists Queensland Premier Anna Bligh announced today.
The Premier said the "tourism ceasefire" meant the blues and maroons would join forces in a landmark marketing partnership to drive more international visitors to the two states.
"As far as tourism is concerned we're on the same side. We want people to come from overseas and enjoy our two great states," said the Premier.
Ms Bligh said Tourism Queensland would work with Tourism New South Wales in a range of key countries including Japan, the USA, China, the UK and Europe.
The Caribbean Tourism Development Co. will host the 15th annual Caribbean Marketing Conference on June 12th at the New Yorker Hotel as part of the events of Caribbean Week in New York, June 8 to 12, 2009.
Keynote speaker Philip Wolf, CEO of PhoCusWright, will address current and future trends impacting the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors in the Caribbean.
A panel discussion will follow Wolf’s address, with a focus on maximizing travel opporturnities in a down economy.
"The conference is an essential part of Caribbean Week and is especially vital this year as we chart a course for the Caribbean tourism industry in this time of global economic change," said Hugh Riley, interim secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.