International Visitors' Food Spend...on the rise
Data released from the International Visitor Survey (IVS) has shown that tourists visiting Australia are spending more money than ever in cafes and restaurants across the country.
The IVS statistics for the 2016 calendar year show that just over $11.5 billion was spent by international visitors on food, drink and accommodation. Out of a total spend of $39.1 billion, the expenditure on food, drink and accommodation was just under 30 per cent of the total.
The food, drink and accommodation spend in 2016 was higher than the equivalent spend for the 2015 calendar year which was $10.8 billion out of a total of just over $36.5 billion.
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.
Australian Tourism Awards - 2017 Winners
The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s peak Awards – recognising and promoting excellence in tourism.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
Cookery & Wine Courses - sound like your thing?
Do you have a passion for food or wine? A chef or sommelier course will put you in the world of great taste.
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