The US an important market for Australian tourism
The US is Australia’s fourth largest visitor market with 705,000 arrivals in the 12 months to November 2016, up 18.3%. The latest data on visitor spending show American visitors spent more than $3.7 billion in the 12 months to September 2016 with estimates the US market will potentially be worth $4.5 - $5.5 billion by the year 2020.
Research by Tourism Australia shows American travellers choose a destination first and foremost based on safety and security, followed by good food and wine, value for money, history and heritage, friendly citizens and aquatic and coastal experiences.
Leisure market drives latest international tourism growth Down Under
Tourism Australia has published an international tourism snapshot featuring arrivals, spend and aviation data for the 12 months to June 2017 as well as a more extensive international market update delving into the current state of Australia’s international tourism
Tourism and Hotel Market Outlook
Australian tourism has had another 'remarkable year of growth' according to Deloitte Access Economics’ latest Tourism and Hotel Market Outlook report for the year to June 2017.
Regional wine tourism gets a boost
Export and Regional Wine Support Package, to support sustainable export growth and increased international wine tourism to Australia.
Australia's best new restaurants
This month, Australia’s best new restaurants champion excellent local produce through the sleek, modern Australian bistro.
Anthony Huckstep provides a wrap up of the dining experiences Australians are queuing up for, including a landmark Sydney opening and a Melbourne bar with a multimillion dollar makeover.
There’s nothing like Australia – especially when it comes to quality food and wine experiences
In response to the growing demand globally for food and wine as part of the travel experience, Tourism Australia’s There’s Nothing Like Australia campaign put the spotlight on Australia’s finest array of produce served in the most stunning locations in the world.
QTIC - Chef shortage forum
QTIC would like to invite Chefs and relevant Human Resource Managers to a forum to examine Queensland's growing demand for Chefs.
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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ICC Sydney showcase
Tourism Australia has partnered with ICC Sydney to develop a new Virtual Reality showcase video giving international audiences a virtual tour through the venue.