Australian Tourism - Working Holiday Makers
Tourism Australia has launched a dedicated, tongue-in-cheek news channel serving up good news stories from across Australia as part of a new $5 million youth campaign.
Curated by youth for youth, Aussie News Today will share stories from across Australia, broadcasting them directly into the news feeds of millions of young people and potential travellers across the world.
Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan said the new campaign would highlight many of the unique destinations and experiences available to youth travellers and working holiday makers in Australia. The campaign will initially focus on four of Australia’s largest youth markets -the UK, France, Germany and Italy–before being extended to other markets next year.
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Youth and Working Holiday Maker statistics
Youth travellers represent 25 per cent of all international visitor arrivals to Australia (2.1m) and 46 per cent of visitor spend (A$18.7bn). Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Steven Ciobo MP said that young travellers under 30 were a critically important part of Australia's visitor mix. “Many people underestimate just how important the youth market is for Australian tourism. Young travellers and working holiday makers stay longer, disperse more widely throughout our country and ultimately spend more than most other travel segments,” Minister Ciobo said. Tourism Australia has also published infographics on the size and value of the general youth
and Working Holiday Maker
markets. Find out more about Tourism Australia's strategic focus on the youth market
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.
Jessica Mauboy joins Friends of Australia program
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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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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.
Australian Tourism Awards - 2017 Winners
The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s peak Awards – recognising and promoting excellence in tourism.
Butcher Aspire - put some meat on your career bones!
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