Independent Travel Exchange

Independent Travel Exchange (ITE)

Wednesday 8th November & Thursday 9th November  2017

Venue – Watermark Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD


The Independent Travel Exchange (ITE) is the backpacking and adventure travel industry’s very own business-to-business appointment-based networking day. Taking place for the first time in 2009, it was a huge success with over 100 companies in attendance each year. It is back, bigger and better this year and promising to help businesses accomplish high levels of work & networking over the 2 days.

ITE is designed to provide a forum for Australasian tourism businesses to meet other local operators in order to canvas new business opportunities and develop networking contacts. Unlike other events, where businesses need to have international-ready product, ITE also welcomes developing businesses to introduce their product to the major suppliers, retailers and representatives central to the thriving backpacker and adventure travel market.

Once delegates have registered they can create a profile page, upload their logo, company details and product/service information (which will be available to view by all other registered delegates) and, most importantly, request specific appointments with key industry colleagues.

At the last ITE event, 78% of delegates found the event to be ‘business critical’ or ‘very useful’, with 95% saying they would recommend to their colleagues.


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