Aussie Specialist agents will want to head down to AS1300 to find out more about Corroboree 2010, to be held in Melbourne.


Held between May 6-8 next year, 300 qualified Tourism Australia Aussie Specialists from across the UK and Europe will attend the training workshops, treasure hunts and parties in Melbourne, before heading off on one of 20 available fam itineraries. Applications to attend can be made between November 2 and December 9.


Corroboree is arranged in partnership with Qantas Airways, which will also be on the stand to promote its new Airbus A380. The fourth of these aircraft was delivered last month, increasing Sydney-Singapore-London A380 services from three to five per week. Qantas will take delivery of another two A380s by the end of the year.


Virgin Blue is attending World Travel Market (WTM) for the first time, so agents will be able to find out more about the group’s products and services, including the Virgin Blue Airpass, which gives travellers the chance to fly to more than 25 destinations around Australia and to New Zealand from £40 per flight.


Queensland Rail representatives will also be on hand to showcase the company’s new trade brochure. This provides detailed information on the rail product, selling features and how to incorporate train travel into a wider trip to Queensland.


Emirates Hotels and Resorts (ME2500) will be promoting its new luxury property, the Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa – the first development for the firm outside Dubai. The first guests arrived on October 1, and agents will have the chance to experience the place first hand, as Wolgan Valley will be offering 50% off published retail rates exclusively for travel industry professionals.


Australia and New Zealand are sharing a stand, and operator APTC will be promoting itself as a one-stop shop for all South Pacific destinations. Agents can find out more about next year’s tariffs, new self-drive and small group touring itineraries, incentive programmes, XML connectivity and online booking.