PT&I hosts Pacific marine tourism businesses at Sydney Boat Show


<p style="text-align: justify;">Pacific Islands Trade &amp; Invest hosted 17 marine based tourism operators from all over the Pacific at the Sydney Boat Show. <!--more-->This is the first time that PT&amp;I participated at the show, which the participants said was a successful and productive event.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Several operators have already reported an increase in enquiries and bookings for their services. The event was an opportunity for operators to engage with their Australian customers as well as to network with Australian outbound wholesalers and each other.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">With a wealth of unique experiences on offer, the PT&amp;I stand was abuzz with activity for the five days as visitors talked fishing, surfing, sailing and diving with the experts and discovered new destinations, while the kids were delighted by balloons and two plasma screens delivered stunning footage of the Pacific Islands to mesmerized onlookers.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">The chance to win an adventure holiday for 2 to Papatura Island retreat in the Solomon Islands was also a major draw card, attracting hundreds of entries and driving plenty of foot traffic to the stand.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Offering everything from sailing in Fiji to diving in WW2 wrecks in Micronesia to swimming with Whales in Tonga and big game fishing in Nauru, the stand also drew plenty of media interest with several operators gaining editorial coverage.</p>