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The venue for next year’s incarnation of Australia’s largest annual tourism trade event has just been announced.

The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from April 28 to May 1. This year’s event has just wrapped up in Melbourne.

ATE returns to Brisbane for the first time since 2007 and it will be the fourth time the city has held the event, having also hosted in 2001 and 2002.

“The Australian Tourism Exchange is an important event for Australian tourism businesses to sell their products and show the world why there is no place like Australia,” said Federal Minister for Trade and Tourism, Senator Don Farrell.

“With Queensland gearing up to host the Olympics in 2032, it’s terrific to see ATE returning to Brisbane next year connecting international buyers and local businesses to take advantage of the green and gold decade.

“Queensland is home to some of the most beautiful and authentic Australian experiences and will be an excellent host for ATE in 2025.”

Tourism Australia Managing Director, Phillipa Harrison, said with the Australian tourism industry on the cusp of full recovery the focus at ATE25 in Brisbane will help to drive the sustainable growth which will take the industry forward.

“Melbourne has once again done a great job hosting ATE and we look forward to taking this great event back to Queensland which is home to so many tourism operators and experiences,” Ms Harrison said.

“By the time ATE returns to Brisbane next year we expect that the Australian tourism industry would have surpassed the 2019 numbers we have been using as a benchmark and will once again be firmly focused on the future.”