Overseas arrivals and departures Australia - August 2016
Short-term visitor arrivals during August 2016 (696,700 movements) increased 0.5%, compared with July 2016 (693,000 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.9% in June 2016 and 0.7% in July 2016.
The current trend estimate for arrivals is 11.7% higher than in August 2015. During August 2016, short-term visitor arrivals (691,000 movements) decreased 0.2% compared with July 2016 (692,300 movements).
This followed a monthly increase of 1.8% in June 2016 and a monthly decrease of 0.3% in July 2016. There were 632,600 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in August 2016.
Australia's tourism industry contributes over $38 billion to the national economy. There is a current shortage of around 38,000 positions in the tourism sector, and this is expected to increase to123,000 by 2020 - NOW is the time to get started on a career in tourism and hospitality!
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.
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.
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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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
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.
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.
Queensland Tourism Awards
The Queensland Tourism Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of the state's tourism industry, including individuals, businesses (industry operators) and events.
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.