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Travel media to visit Whitsundays on inaugural Jetstar flight

By Mark Beale

Over 30 Melbourne based leisure travel agents and business event organisers will arrive on the,inaugural Jetstar flight from Melbourne on Thursday 25 June for a two-day visit hosted by Whitsundays Marketing & Development (WMDL).

Mayor Jenny Whitney will be at the Whitsunday Coast Airport for the arrival of the inaugural flight and will greet the familiarisation groups who are instrumental in bringing visitors and conference

events to the region.

“WMDL will host 8 business events organisers and a freelancer for business events and leisure publications as well as 22 leisure travel agents from Sunlover,” Mayor Whitney said.

“From there Heli Taxi will generously provide 3 complimentary helicopters to provide transfers for the groups to Abell Point Marina,” she said.

“WMDL will host a welcome cocktail function on Thursday 25th June at the Coral Sea Resort to introduce the visitors from Melbourne to the Whitsundays,”

“During their two day visit, the guests will undertake a number of site inspections and meeting with local suppliers,”

“There will be a particular focus on Airlie Beach and Daydream Island; WMDL will promote our key infrastructure and products and they will also visit the iconic Whitehaven Beach, again

compliments of Heli Taxi,” “It is fantastic that we are able to more readily expose our region to Melbourne market thanks to the new Jetstar direct flights.”

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