Restaurant Australia case study video: Pialligo Estate
Tourism Australia is producing a series of videos showcasing tourism businesses from around the country who have successfully included a food and wine component to their offer.
The aim of the videos is to inspire more businesses to get involved in Restaurant Australia as food and wine continues to become an ever more important aspect of the experience our visitors are looking for.
The first video released showcases Pialligo Estate Farmhouse, a food, wine and lifestyle destination on the banks of Canberra’s Molonglo River. The Estate incorporates an olive grove, vineyard, orchard, academy, market garden, the award winning Pialligo Smokehouse, two restaurant and events space.
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.
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.
International Tourism generating jobs
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Tourism Forecasts 2017
Tourism Research Australia has published tourism forecasts up to 2026–27
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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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Sydney and Melbourne recognised in T+L World's Best Awards
Sydney earned a number one spot in this year's prestigious Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards in New York in August.
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.