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.
Visitor Arrivals still climbing
Short-term visitor arrivals during September 2017 (752,500 movements) increased 0.4% compared with August 2017 (749,700 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.6% in July 2017 and 0.5% in August 2017.
Tourism Industry says G’day as part of new UK campaign
Tourism Australia is asking industry to record themselves in a 4-5 second selfie-style video saying G’day to British travellers to form part of a new campaign in the UK called #24MillionMates.
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
Tickets are on sale for the 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to be held in Perth on Friday 23 February.
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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Restaurant Australia - best new restaurants to try
From the ambitiously artistic to the perennial crowd pleaser, the Australian dining scene has welcomed a horde of incredible new restaurants in recent months.
QLD Tourism Awards 2017
What an exciting night of celebration we had for #QTA17 proudly hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) and presented by Queensland Airports Limited in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and Tourism Australia.
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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