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.
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Butcher Aspire - put some meat on your career bones!
Interested in starting your butchery career? HTN is looking for individuals to undertake the HTN Aspire Program at Granville TAFE with the opportunity to score a butchery apprenticeship with HTN at the end.
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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.
Australian tourism visitor spending reaches new heights
International visitor spending for the 12 month period ending December 2017 grew six per cent to reach a new high of $41.3 billion in 2017, representing an addition of $2.2 billion to the Australian economy.
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.
National Visitor Survey - Travel by Australians
The National Visitor Survey - Travel by Australians shows domestic tourism visitors in Australia were on the rise and spending more than ever