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Good to be back (and in the black!)

29 /04/ 2016 Comments are Closed

Greetings everyone. As you may be aware, I have resumed my role at VTIC, and I am pleased to be back. I am grateful for the experience, acting as GM Regional at Tourism Victoria, as I gained invaluable insights and learnt a lot in the process.

Undertaking this position further highlighted the value placed by policymakers on the insights from VTIC and industry to governance, as we work together to drive and grow Victoria’s Visitor Economy.

This week’s handing down of the 2016-17 Victorian State Budget was a fitting example of the importance of collaboration between industry and government to determine State funded priorities, as we move forward together to realise the growth potential in our sector.

We were pleased with the outcomes of the State Budget for the Visitor Economy. State Government has followed through with significant allocations which align with our pre-budget submission, namely, increased visitor spending in regional Victoria, and investing in tourism assets across the state. Please refer to the link below for our summary for members. This signalled a recognition of the partnership role industry can play, and that our voice is being heard.

Although the recent announcements are pleasing, we mustn’t rest on our laurels. VTIC will continue to advocate on behalf of industry for more strategic investment in the sector and for initiatives that lower business costs and highlight the significant jobs potential of our $20 billion sector.

Chief Executive, Dianne Smith.

Read the VTIC 2016-17 Victorian State Budget media release >

View the VTIC 2016-2017 State Budget summary – What’s in it for tourism and events

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The voice of the Victorian tourism industry, representing key industry associations, operators and government agencies.

Events

october

04oct5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC Mixer Series - Tourism Networking Event5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Pullman Melbourne on the Park

10oct12:00 pm2:00 pmVTIC & VEIC Premium Member Luncheon12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Angliss Restaurant

10oct6:00 pm8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Career Blueprints6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Crown College

18oct10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Smarten up your Chinese Marketing Strategy10:30 am - 11:30 am

november

01nov5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC Mixer Series - Tourism Networking Event (Save the Date)5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

22nov10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Government GrantsWe can show you where to look!10:30 am - 11:30 am

23nov6:00 pm11:00 pm2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards – Gala Ceremony6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Palladium at Crown

29nov4:30 pm5:30 pmSAVE THE DATE - VTIC AGM4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

december

11dec6:00 pm10:00 pmVictorian Tourism Industry Christmas Party6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Metropolis Level 4

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