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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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.
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Tourism Australia is asking industry to record themselves in a 4-5 second selfie-style video saying G’day to British travellers to form part of a new campaign in the UK called #24MillionMates.
R&CA to deliver Commonwealth Games mentoring program
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) has today been announced as a successful tenderer in the Commonwealth Government’s $60 million Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) program.
Tourism Awards, Conference and Grants
Tickets are on sale for the 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to be held in Perth on Friday 23 February at the newly opened Optus Stadium.
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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State of the Tourism Industry 2016-17
Why is tourism so important? In 2016–17, tourism contributed $55.3 billion to Australia’s economy and employed 598,200 people
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