Australia’s Natural State

As a result of DCI’s proactive outreach to media and trade since 2002, visitor arrivals to Tasmania from North America have grown 20.3 percent, without the assistance of advertising.

Tony Mayell, Former Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Tasmania

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The Challenge

Without a recognizable brand image, no advertising budget, and no direct air access, DCI set out to place Tasmania on the Australia tourist map.

 

The DCI Strategy

DCI positioned Tasmania as wilderness paradise, where the world’s cleanest air and water breed amazing farm to fork food and wine and spectacular soft adventures. Editorial placements branded the destination while aggressive sales calls expanded distribution of Tasmania experiences.

 

The Results

  • Public relations campaign penetrated every leading North America travel outlet, generating  100+:1 ROI annually.
  • Content campaign increase web hits 145% in three years.
  • Tour operator development campaign added 23 new sellers in five years.
  • Travel agent training program graduated 560+ qualified “Tassie Specialist” agents.
  • Marketing campaigns integrated traditional travel partners with non-traditional partners, such as Adobe, Macy’s, movie distributors eOne and Magnolia Pictures, generating more than 1 billion consumer impressions in eight years.
  • Over the course of a ten year period, visitor arrivals from North America increased 20.3%.