New opportunities for tourism businesses in 2022

  • Media release
08 December 2021

The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) will head to Sydney in 2022 as domestic tourism continues its strong recovery, creating the perfect event for operators to find new and exciting business opportunities.

The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan today announced that Australia’s premier tourism event will be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney (ICC Sydney).

ATE, which is Australia’s largest trade event, provides tourism operators around the country a chance to meet and do business with travel wholesalers and agents from around Australia and the world.

Following the success of this year’s ATE, the event will again be held in a hybrid format. The in-person event, at ICC Sydney, will take place from 15 to 18 May next year, and is expected to attract around 1,700 delegates. and contribute millions to the local economy.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan said that as Australia continues its strong recovery from Covid and demand for tourism picks up, ATE will be the ideal opportunity for business.

“As we stick to the National Plan, Australians can be confident about the future as our recovery from Covid continues strongly into 2022. It is going to be a year of great opportunity for Australians, especially our tourism operators,” Mr Tehan said.

“The long-term benefits from ATE are substantial. The relationships and future business it establishes can help grow Australia’s inbound tourism industry, which was worth $45 billion annually pre COVID-19, and will create jobs across the country.”

New South Wales Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, and Minister for Trade and Industry Stuart Ayres said ATE provides New South Wales with the chance to showcase everything the state has to offer and will use the event to support its bold vision to be the premier visitor economy of the Asia Pacific.

“New South Wales is open for business and we are excited for Sydney to take centre stage and host this very important event for our visitor economy in 2022, especially as we work together to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Ayres said.

“Our Government is committed to working with commercial partners and visitor economy stakeholders at home and overseas to revitalise the industry, enable its recovery and accelerate growth.”

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