Move over primary exports, tourism's future is Australia's best asset
Australia's export tourism industry is now more valuable to the national economy than coal or rural exports, and with international tourism spending growing at more than 10% a year the future looks extraordinary. "Australia's tourism success has been long and sustained and the sector is showing no sign of waning," ATEC Managing Director, Peter Shelley said.
"Internationally we are seeing more people engaged in global travel with demand driven by a huge growth in the number of people who now have disposable income from countries like China, Indonesia and India.
American foodies get a taste of Restaurant Australia
Tourism Australia and Visit Victoria showcased Australian food and wine at Los Angeles’ largest food festival in May, the Los Angeles Times Foodbowl.
HTN Apprentice Chef
Meet HTN Apprentice Abby Goodwin. Abby Goodwin entered the Proud to be a Chef Competition and was lucky enough to go to the Melbourne cook-off.
International Tourism Survey
The latest International Visitor Survey results, released yesterday by TRA, show that international visitors increased 8% to 8.3 million; nights increased 3% to 269.2 million; and spend increased 6% to $42.3 billion. Read more
Boosting Business Events Bid Fund delivers first win
Tourism Australia's new multi-million dollar Boosting Business Events Bid Fund Program has helped secure the world’s largest public transport event, the Union International des Transports Publics Global Public Transport Summit 2021.
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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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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Gold Coast Tourism Week
The inaugural Gold Coast Tourism Week from 1-7 July will celebrate the significance of tourism to businesses and residents of the Gold Coast economically, culturally, socially and historically.
Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts
The Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts 2016–17 are now available.