January 2020 Update

From the Chief Executive

Newsflash: Congratulations to Peter Gash from Lady Elliot Island for being recognised with an OAM for his services to eco-tourism and aviation. Read all about it here.

I was expecting to be writing about the inspiring efforts of industry and governments to drive the recovery efforts after the bushfire crisis. Instead, the focus has now shifted to a new threat, this time affecting the global community and causing even greater disruption to tourism.  The Coronavirus outbreak has come at the worst possible time for our operators who were planning for the annual boost in international travel associated with Chinese New Year.
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Policy Submissions

State Budget (January)-QTIC continues to advocate for – continued funding for the Growing Tourism Infrastructure, Attracting Tourism Fund and Attracting Aviation Investment Fund...
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Australian Tourism Awards

QTIC extends our best wishes to the outstanding gold winning tourism operators who are representing Queensland at the Australian Tourism Awards on 6 March in Canberra. 
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QTA nominations open Monday 23rd of March – less than two months away! To be eligible to enter the awards your business must be accredited through a recognised program. QTIC can help with that! 
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Everyone is invited to attend the QTIC Networking Breakfast on Friday 21 February at the Queensland Museum. This event will allow you to celebrate the launch of the Year of Indigenous Tourism alongside colleagues from within the industry and beyond. Minister Jones will be attending the event and the guest speaker is Shane Phillips from Tribal Warrior Read more.


Year of Indigenous Tourism

As you’ve all heard, 2020 is the Year of Indigenous Tourism and we’re working with industry partners to ensure it’s a year to remember. Consultations will soon be underway to guide the implementation of the First Nations Tourism Plan. See consultations here.
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Spotlight on Sustainability

Fun Over Fifty have won the very prestigious Banksia Foundation Sustainability Award for the Medium Business category. Fun over Fifty have a number of Sustainability Initiatives that have lead to this award....examples include their Green Guest Policy (GGP).

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Get Ready Tourism

When it comes to extreme weather events and other disasters in Queensland, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’. A series of  'Get Ready Tourism' checklists have been designed by the Queensland Government to support tourism businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from a crisis or emergency event. Get your free Get Ready Tourism checklists in preparation of storm season.

Members Spotlight
Grants Gateway

The Grants Gateway is a FREE resource for current financial QTIC Members (if you aren't already, please log in to your QTIC Member account to discover what the Grants Gateway has to offer).

Welcome to our New Members:
  • Mews
  • Aucloud Travel

Interested in becoming a QTIC member. See some of the many benefits we provide here.

If you would like to get in touch about membership please contact Charlotte on charlotte.rice@qtic.com.au or call 3238 1971.

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