8 million visitors - Australia sets new record
Tourism Minister, Steve Ciobo, said Australia welcomed more than eight million international tourists over the last 12 months according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This is the first time Australia has broken the eight million visitor mark and comes just 18 months after visitor numbers eclipsed seven million annually. It took more than six years for visitor numbers to climb from five to six million.
Since 2013, growth in the tourism industry has supercharged with visitor numbers breaking the six, seven, and now eight million mark. This rapid rise has come on the back of strong Coalition Government support for the tourism industry.
Read the Minister's Media Release HERE
International Tourism generating jobs
Tourism is confirmed as the unsung hero of the Australian economy with record international visitor numbers in year to June 2017
Australia's culinary young guns recognised at awards
Tourism Australia was a sponsor of the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards in Noosa this week celebrating the next generation of talented Australian chefs, waiters and restaurateurs.
Survey data reveals Australian attitudes to tourism
Tourism Australia has published a summary report of a study it conducted in September 2016 into the perceptions held by Australian consumers with respect to the size and value of Australia’s tourism industry.
QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network
The QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network, supported by The Star Entertainment Group, aims to support tourism employers to recruit and retain Indigenous employees. The Network is a group of volunteer tourism operators that have exhibited best practice in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employment.
Together with the Champions, QTIC have developed a range of resources for tourism operators, presented at numerous industry conferences, facilitated industry forums, provided tourism industry career path information to Indigenous students and job seekers, and identified Indigenous employment placements within the industry.
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Queensland Tourism Awards
The Queensland Tourism Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of the state's tourism industry, including individuals, businesses (industry operators) and events.
Funding open for Rural and Regional Events in NSW
Event organisers are being encouraged to apply for grants under the NSW Government’s 2018 Flagship Event Fund, with expressions of interest now open.
Tourism Forecasts 2017
Tourism Research Australia has published tourism forecasts up to 2026–27
International visitors to Australia - latest statistics
Australia welcomed 8.5 million international visitors in the 12 months to June 2017, up 8.9 per cent, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released yesterday.