Tourism Australia has announced that the Gold Coast will next year host the country’s biggest industry trade show — which is expected to dump $10 million into the economy. ATE brings together about 600 travel wholesalers and agents from 30 countries to meet and do business with 1500 Australian tourism seller delegates from 500 companies. Gold Coast Tourism CEO said ATE represents the single largest opportunity in 2016 or the city and the tourism industry to showcase itself to key influencers of the global travel industry. Tourism Australia's managing director said it was great to see Australia's premier trade event returning to one of Australia's key regional tourism destinations after the overwhelming success of the event in Cairns last year. "The timing of an ATE event on the Gold Coast is particularly appropriate, with 2016 seeing much more emphasis placed by Tourism Australia upon the international marketing of the country's aquatic and coastal tourism experiences."