Unearth-Ed, one of Australia’s largest providers of group education travel throughout Australia, gathered together representatives of Canberra’s most iconic tourist attractions and a variety of hotel chains during the week, at the newly renovated National Portrait Gallery (NPG), to thank them for their support in 2019.

Industry partners were also joined by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, who in his speech, paid tribute to Unearth-Eds achievements in 2019 for bringing thousands of students to visit the national capital, generally as part of their study of Civics & Citizenship.

He also acknowledged how wonderful it was to see the TV clip about Kowanyama State School’s trip to Canberra, which included the student’s reaction to seeing the snow for the first time and meeting the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.

He went on to say; ” Canberra is the perfect place for Australian students to visit offering one good thing after another by providing engaging, educational, fun and thought-provoking experiences.”

“School trips also form lifelong memories and visits like these to Canberra also inspire children to think of careers they may wish to do in the future.” he added

He concluded by saying: “Students also impact on leisure visitor numbers-which are currently at a record high- when students go home and tell their parents of the fantastic trip they had to Canberra and ask to come back. He finished by thanking everyone at the event for their ongoing work in Canberra’s tourism and hospitality industry.”

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