Minister says Tourism the real winner on Melbourne Cup Day
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steve Ciobo, said no matter which horse crosses the line first today, Australia's tourism and hospitality industry will be the real winner.
With 325,000 racegoers from 43 countries attending the event last year, the Melbourne Cup is galloping ahead at full stretch. The event is expected to contribute more than $700 million to the Australian economy, with almost half of this to be from outside Victoria.
The Melbourne Cup has been the winner of the major events category at the Australian Tourism Awards for the last two years running.
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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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Australia's culinary young guns recognised at awards
Tourism Australia was a sponsor of the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards in Noosa this week celebrating the next generation of talented Australian chefs, waiters and restaurateurs.
Queensland Tourism Awards
The Queensland Tourism Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of the state's tourism industry, including individuals, businesses (industry operators) and events.
Funding open for Rural and Regional Events in NSW
Event organisers are being encouraged to apply for grants under the NSW Government’s 2018 Flagship Event Fund, with expressions of interest now open.
International Tourism generating jobs
Tourism is confirmed as the unsung hero of the Australian economy with record international visitor numbers in year to June 2017
Dreamtime 2017 - Registrations open
Registrations are open until Friday 25 August for Australian Industry to participate in Dreamtime 2017, Tourism Australia’s signature business events showcase.
International visitors to Australia - latest statistics
Australia welcomed 8.5 million international visitors in the 12 months to June 2017, up 8.9 per cent, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released yesterday.
Survey data reveals Australian attitudes to tourism
Tourism Australia has published a summary report of a study it conducted in September 2016 into the perceptions held by Australian consumers with respect to the size and value of Australia’s tourism industry.