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INDUSTRY NEWS

Latest stats confirm Tourism as a super-growth sector





Tourism’s economic contribution as one of five key super-growth sectors of Australia’s transitioning economy has been reinforced with today’s release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Tourism Satellite Account for 2014-15.

Tourism’s direct contribution to the Australian economy was a staggering $47.5 billion in 2014-15 or 3.0 per cent of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The strength of the industry is highlighted by the fact tourism GDP increased 5.3 per cent in 2014-15, which is more than three times the growth for the total economy.

The tourism sector continues to drive jobs and growth across Australia. In 2014-15, the number of people directly employed in the tourism industry reached 580,800, an increase of 6.3 per cent on 2013-14, with most of the growth in full-time employment underlining the strength of the sector.

When you take into account all related employment, tourism supports close to 1 million jobs, representing about 10 per cent of Australia’s total employment.

Continued growth in visitor numbers from Australia’s key inbound markets coupled with increased domestic visitation during 2014-15 led to strong growth in total tourism consumption of 4.3 per cent to $121.2 billion. Tourism is one of Australia’s largest export earners, with exports (consumption by international visitors to Australia) increasing 9.0 per cent to $30.7 billion in 2014-15 making up 9.6 per cent of total Australian exports.

The Australian tourism industry’s continuing run of record breaking numbers is a reflection of its importance as a key economic driver and the world-class experiences and attractions that Australia has to offer.



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DISCOVER HOSPITALITY

Australia's best new restaurants

This month, Australia’s best new restaurants champion excellent local produce through the sleek, modern Australian bistro.

Anthony Huckstep provides a wrap up of the dining experiences Australians are queuing up for, including a landmark Sydney opening and a Melbourne bar with a multimillion dollar makeover.

COMPETITIONS

2017 R&CA Awards for Excellence - Finalists List - Burger Bar / Cafe Dining / Chinese Restaurant

R&CA’s Awards for Excellence program provides deserved recognition to those restaurants and caterers that excel in their field. The Savour Australia Hostplus Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that recognises exceptional service and culinary talent across Australia. It provides publicity for hospitality businesses, a chance to network with key suppliers, and acknowledges the achievements of hospitality staff.

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COMPETITIONS

2017 R&CA Awards for Excellence - Finalists List - Breakfast Restaurant

R&CA’s Awards for Excellence program provides deserved recognition to those restaurants and caterers that excel in their field. The Savour Australia Hostplus Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that recognises exceptional service and culinary talent across Australia. It provides publicity for hospitality businesses, a chance to network with key suppliers, and acknowledges the achievements of hospitality staff.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Tourism Awards

In the lead up to the Australian Tourism Awards, States are holding their own awards in November.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Friends of Australia

Tourism Australia has published a new video outlining the recent achievements of its Friends of Australia program.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

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.

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CAREERS

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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INDUSTRY NEWS

Invitation Youth Jobs PaTH event

You are invited to join us for drinks and canapés to discuss the future of recruitment and retention in the Hospitality/Tourism Sector, employment incentives and best practice initiatives.

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