Showcasing the best of Oz in the USA
The 2017 program for Australia’s premiere public, cultural and economic diplomacy initiative in the United States, G'Day USA, was launched by Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.
Three of Australia’s most talented tourism businesses will be going to LA for the G’Day USA Gala on 28 January as part of a competition by Tourism Australia and Qantas to select the best social content shared by the industry in 2016.
The competition will choose winners across three categories - best video, best photo, and most viral content – whose content will be shown at the LA Gala.
Tourism Forecasts 2017
Tourism Research Australia has published tourism forecasts up to 2026–27
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.
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.
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
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.
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.