Australian hotels look to two million Chinese visitors in the next decade
On the eve of Chinese New Year and the start of the first-ever Australia-China Year of Tourism, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) believes that the massive expansion in Australia’s hotel sector will help drive Chinese inbound numbers from the current one million to up to two million over the next decade.
Since 2009, Chinese visitor numbers have grown over 350% from 300,000 to 1.1 million, with China expected to become Australia’s leading inbound market by the end of the year. China is also one of the highest spending markets, injecting $8.3 billion into the Australian economy last year, with spend estimated to grow to $13 billion by 2020.
Jessica Mauboy joins Friends of Australia program
Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, has announced Australian singer-songwriter and actress Jessica Mauboy has been made a Friend of Australia ambassador to help promote Australia to the world.
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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Butcher Aspire - put some meat on your career bones!
Interested in starting your butchery career? HTN is looking for individuals to undertake the HTN Aspire Program at Granville TAFE with the opportunity to score a butchery apprenticeship with HTN at the end.
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Australian Tourism Awards - 2017 Winners
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Australian tourism visitor spending reaches new heights
International visitor spending for the 12 month period ending December 2017 grew six per cent to reach a new high of $41.3 billion in 2017, representing an addition of $2.2 billion to the Australian economy.
Young Australian butchers sharpen their knives
stralian Young Butcher representatives last month sharpened their skills ahead of the upcoming World Butchers Challenge in Ireland on 20 March.
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Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
Members of Australia’s tourism industry gathered at the industry’s premier awards program in Perth to celebrate the outstanding achievements of more than 200 finalists across 25 categories.