Business planners from across Australia have visited Darwin this week for the inaugural Unconventional Darwin Showcase.
Hosted by the NT Convention Bureau, the four day mega-familiarisation program will be held from 10-13 August.
The Unconventional Darwin Showcase is the first in a series of mega-familiarisations, with similar events to follow in Uluru in October and Alice Springs in May 2018.
The familiarisation programs target event planners, professional conference organisers, destination management companies and incentive organisers with 20 planners hosted in each NT destination.
The Showcases are scheduled to coincide with major events and festivals taking place in the NT, with the inaugural Unconventional Darwin Showcase coinciding with the start of the Darwin Festival.
In addition to viewing venues and infrastructure, including a sampling of the accommodation portfolio offering over 4,200 rooms, Unconventional Darwin Showcase participants also experienced some of Darwin's unique experiences such as a harbour tour with Sea Darwin, a sunset visit to the Mindil Beach Markets and an up close encounter with the Territory’s iconic saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove.
The showcase program also included an ‘NT Meets the Market’ business session at the Darwin Convention Centre, enabling planners to meet with multiple Darwin suppliers in one-on-one appointments.
For more information on the Northern Territory Convention Bureau, Showcases and programs, visit www.ntconventions.com.au