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Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) Accredited Operator Highlight

20 /12/ 2017 Comments are Closed

ATAP Accredited and proud VTIC Member Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine won Gold at the recent 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards in the Tourism Education and Training category for their Professional Development program, and Bronze for the Visitor Information Services category.

ATAP Victoria caught up with Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine’s Industry Development Officer Lakshmi Cashmore to ask a few questions about why Accreditation is important to their organisation and for winning awards.

Ms. Cashmore notes that “Accreditation is a priority program at VTIC”, and observes that as Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine’s Professional Development programs help tourism businesses reach their potential through education, training, networking and coordination, having “Accreditation by ATAP allows us to set a standard for our own business practice.”

Elizabeth Curtain and the visitor services team delivered outstanding service to more than 200,000 visitors last year, encouraging them to stay longer, explore further and spend more in the region. “The award is well deserved recognition of a terrific service we’re very lucky to have,” says Lakshmi. The well-recognised blue and yellow ‘i’ Accredited Visitor Information Centres throughout the Greater Geelong and Bellarine region help attract visitors.

“With a strong industry focused on continual improvement, our regional visitor economy will continue to grow and flourish,” says Lakshmi, and ATAP Victoria couldn’t agree more. Continual improvement is a vital component of Accreditation, and we are here to help all tourism businesses achieve their goals.

Contact the ATAP team at VTIC now to see how you too can get the winning feeling by Powering up your Business!
accreditation@vtic.com.au or 03 8662 5387.

Paul Corrigan

About the Author

Paul Corrigan

Paul Corrigan, at VTIC, manages the Victorian branch of the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program. Accreditation programs include Visitor Information Services, Camp & Adventure Activity Provider, General, and Star Ratings Australia. Paul has 14 years’ experience in delivering tourism industry development programs and working in the private sector on business development and operations.

Events

april

20apr10:00 am12:00 pmGoulburn River Valley Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Yea Peppercorn Hotel

27apr10:00 am12:00 pmThe Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Meletos

30apr2:00 pm4:00 pmThe Great Ocean Road Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Alkina Lodge

may

01may9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Accessible Tourism Masterclass9:00 am - 5:00 pm Crowne Plaza Melbourne

02may10:00 am12:00 pmThe Mornington Peninsula Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm St Andrews Beach Brewery

02may12:00 pm2:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Post-Budget Lunch with Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria12:00 pm - 2:30 pm The Ballroom, Park Hyatt Melbourne

02may5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - May Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

04may10:30 am12:30 pmThe Ballarat Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:30 am - 12:30 pm Ballarat Town Hall

07may10:00 am12:00 pmGeelong & the Bellarine Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Tourism Greater Geelong & the Bellarine

14may10:00 am12:00 pmGrampians Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Aradale Asylum

16may10:00 am12:00 pmBendigo Entrant Workshop2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards10:00 am - 12:00 pm Masons of Bendigo

16may10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Turning small business competitors into partnersImproving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am

31may9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Melbourne LIVE9:00 am - 5:00 pm Arts Centre Melbourne - The Pavilion

june

06jun6:00 pm8:00 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - June Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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

30jul(jul 30)8:00 am31(jul 31)3:30 pmVictorian Tourism Conference 2018SAVE THE DATE8:00 am - 3:30 pm (31) RACV Cape Schanck Resort

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