Tourism Businesses' Contribution to GDP Strengthens
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, said "The contribution of the tourism industry to Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by almost 18 per cent, highlighting the importance of the sector to Australia’s transitioning economy.
Tourism Research Australia’s report Tourism Businesses in Australia shows the contribution of the tourism industry to GDP increased 17.8 per cent over the past four years to reach $47.5 billion.
The report shows the tourism industry comprised around 273,500 businesses in June 2015, which represented over 13 per cent of Australia’s total 2.1 million businesses."
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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.
Tourism Research Australia State Tourism Satellite Accounts 2016-17
Tourism Research Australia has released its latest State Tourism Satellite Accounts report which provides a comprehensive set of data outlining the value of tourism for all states and territories in Australia.
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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QTIC Salute to Excellence Awards
The QTIC Salute to Excellence Awards recognises Year 11 and 12 students that are under-taking or have recently completed vocational education and training in tourism, food and beverage and cookery.
More Chinese Tourists to Australia
China has overtaken New Zealand to become Australia's largest inbound visitor market for the first time.