The applications for our exclusive 2020 Premier Aussie Specialist Program are currently on hold. Invites to apply for the 2021/22 Program will be sent out mid - 2021.
Tourism Australia operates a two-tier specialist program in North America made up of Aussie Specialists and Premier Aussie Specialists. Membership in the Premier Aussie Specialist category is for those Aussie Specialists with an established record of selling Australia and who wish to be more actively involved in marketing & promoting why "There's Nothing Like Australia."
We are pleased to announce that there is no membership fee for the 2021 Premier program which will now run from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.
**If you were already a member of the 2-year 2018/19 Premier Program, then you do NOT need to reapply as we will be extending your membership through 2020/21.
Why be a Premier Aussie Specialist?
In order to qualify for the Premier program, applicants need to satisfy the following selection criteria:
Applications close September 30th, however, are put on hold for the next 12 months.
Premier Aussie Specialist status confirmed: November.
If accepted, update your profile on AussieSpecialist.com to reflect on Australia.com: December 15th of the year applied.
Premier membership runs: January 1st - December 31st
Applications are now closed.
Will escorted motorcoach bookings count towards my Premier productivity targets?
Yes (this includes all pre-planned itineraries as well as pre/post-cruise packages). The reference made regarding FIT bookings was to address a concern many agents voiced during the evaluation period of not allowing an agent who only booked two total itineraries all year (both were groups) but provided them with the qualifying number of PAX booked or revenue generated, to qualify.
How do we keep track of bookings or dollar amounts spent when booking through experiences direct?
You will have to ask your wholesale or product sales representative to provide a total for you at the end of the 12 month period or keep copies of the sold itineraries.
Over what time period does the $185,000 requirement apply?
The performance time period begins for bookings made between July 1st to June 30th..
Is the $185,000 requirement in USD or CAD?
If you are in the United States you are to provide sales in USD, and if you are in Canada you are to provide sales in CAD.
Do dual destination itineraries count towards my productivity goals?
Yes, however, only the Australia portion of the itinerary will count towards your revenue goal.
How were the sales goals determined?
Our team spoke with members of the industry (including retail agents, wholesale companies, tour operators, and Australian product) in order to gauge a fair target.
By submitting this Premier Aussie Specialist application you agree to the following terms & conditions in the event of being selected: