February 2020 Update

From the Chief Executive

As the COVID-19 situation evolves on a daily basis the impacts on our industry are becoming more visible and wide-spread.  Apart from the obvious cash-flow stress that many operators have to deal with, the impact on staff is also concerning.  QTIC remains closely engaged with the Queensland Government in crafting any support measures that might make a difference. Read more.

QTIC Industry Breakfast

Thank you to all who attended the QTIC Networking Breakfast last Friday at the Queensland Museum.  More than 200 QTIC members, industry stakeholders, corporate partners and government representatives joined with Minister Kate Jones MP to celebrate the launch of the Year of Indigenous Tourism. Guests enjoyed a vibrant Welcome to Country from Shannon Ruska, Tribal Experiences and inspiring presentation from Shane Phillips, CEO from Tribal Warrior Association, Redfern Sydney. 

Minister Jones also announced the Palaszczuk Government’s $7 million Growing Indigenous Tourism in Queensland Fund. Ms Jones said
applications were now open for the fund which is designed to support new Indigenous tourism attractions, regional ecotourism experiences and Indigenous-owned tourism businesses to create jobs and promote cultural tourism across Queensland.

The event concluded with the induction session for the 2020
QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program. A team of 39 experienced mentors will support the professional development of 40 young professionals over the next six months. Mentees come from 12 of the 13 tourism regions in Queensland and represent a diverse range of sectors from across the industry.
QTIC Salute to Excellence Awards

Nominations have opened for the 2020 QTIC Salute to Excellence Awards. 

Indigenous Consultations

QTIC recently held consultations in Brisbane and Cairns to get much-wanted feedback on the development of the Action Plan drawn from the six goals established in the First Nations Tourism Plan. 
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Spotlight on Sustainability

Heading to this years Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in the Sustainable Tourism Award Category is Lady Elliot Island. The Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is a family run and operated eco-tourism business...
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Policy Submissions 

On advice from members, QTIC advocated for Diving Instructor (Open Water) to remain on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List, on the review of the traffic light bulletin. This was the only tourism and hospitality occupation on the list.
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For everything you need to know about the 2020 Queensland Tourism Awards, please go to the Queensland Tourism Awards Tab on the QTIC website

Please be aware that there have been changes to Award Categories and Questions this year!
Rules for entry, important updates and changes for 2020, along with the updated Award Categories and Criteria have all been uploaded to the QTIC Website.

Nominations for the Awards will open in the Online Awards Portal on Monday 23 March.  
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  • QTIC Careers Website-This website has been developed to showcase the range of occupations within the tourism and hospitality industry. Occupations within the tourism and hospitality industry are varied and this website serves to highlight a portion of related roles.
  • She won’t be right! Build your business resilience today….
    This week we launched our Southern Great Barrier Reef CrisisReady app…..missed the workshop? Don’t worry, there are some great resources available here. If you are from TTNQ, Outback, SGBR, Mackay or Whitsundays head to the App Store and download the app today. You'll need our regional code from our website to launch the localised data.
Members Spotlight

Sunshine Coast Airport prepares for take-off ✈️ There are less than 100 days until the official opening of Sunshine Coast Airport’s new runway – a historic milestone for the region set to change the face of local tourism, business and export and connect Sunshine Coast with the world.

The Centre has recently installed an energy-saving LED lighting system for their Exhibition Halls, Concourse and Car Park. This system will save almost 20% in power required for lighting. Just one of the many sustainable initiatives being introduced at the Centre.
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:
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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 memberships@qtic.com.au or call 3238 1971.

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