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Fed Square funding adds more sizzle to Victorian tourism experience

03 /05/ 2013 Comments are Closed

Victoria’s peak tourism industry body has welcomed the announcement of $11.7 million in Victorian Government funding to renew Federation Square, saying the investment will continue to support the location as one of Melbourne’s premier tourist attractions.

Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) Chief Executive Dianne Smith says, “This funding will help maintain Federation Square as the prime meeting place for Melburnians and visitors.

“We congratulate the Victorian Government on having the foresight to maintain this iconic Melbourne site which adds a sizzle to our already fabulous tourism experience.”

Tourism and events contribute nearly $16 billion to Victoria’s economy each year and employ more than 200,000 people.

“We encourage the Government to continue investing in proven tourism products across the entire state and urge further investment in improving tourism products and experiences,” says Ms Smith.

“This must include the extension of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and appropriate investment in places like Point Nepean and Phillip Island Nature Parks.”

VTIC

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

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Events

august

29aug8:15 am- 6:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Mobile-ising Women in Business8:15 am - 6:30 pm ZINC at Federation Square

september

5sep1:00 pm- 4:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Melbourne Tourism Industry Exchange (MTIE)1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Melbourne Cricket Ground
7sep7:00 am- 9:00 amVictorian Chamber presents: Cyber Security7:00 am - 9:00 am Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Grand Ballroom

october

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

november

december

11dec6:00 pm- 6:00 pmSave the date - Victorian Tourism Industry Christmas Party6:00 pm - 6:00 pm Metropolis