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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 peak body for Victoria's tourism and events industry, VTIC represents key industry associations and operators, with over 1400 members.

Events

july

04jul6:00 pm8:00 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - July Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

18jul10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Bring On An Intern!Improving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am

20jul9:00 am11:00 amVictorian Chamber presents: ignite+VU9:00 am - 11:00 am MCG

30jul(jul 30)8:00 am31(jul 31)3:30 pmVictorian Tourism Conference 201830-31 July, Cape Schanck8:00 am - 3:30 pm (31) RACV Cape Schanck Resort

august

01aug5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - August Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne

15aug6:00 pm8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Grow and Glow6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Victoria University

22aug(aug 22)9:00 am24(aug 24)1:30 pmFeatured2018 Victorian Visitor Information Services (VIS) Summit9:00 am - 1:30 pm (24) Capital Theatre

september

05sep5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - September Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne

october

16oct6:30 pm8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Emotional Intelligence with Mel Neil6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Victoria University

november

22nov6:00 pm11:00 pm2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards – Gala CeremonySave the Date6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Palladium at Crown Dress Code: Black Tie

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