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Federal Budget Asian focus will drive international tourism investment

09 /05/ 2012 Comments are Closed

Victoria’s peak tourism body, the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), along with the Victoria Events Industry Council (VEIC), have tonight welcomed the Federal Budget announcement of an Asian Marketing Fund which will drive international investment in Victoria.

VTIC Chief Executive, Dianne Smith, says, “The establishment of the Asia Marketing Fund will be a significant move towards increasing trade and tourism relations with countries such as China and India which represent significant growing markets in Victoria.

“Unfortunately, some of the gloss of this announcement has been taken away with the announced increase in the passenger movement charge, paid by travellers when they leave Australia. The significant increase of $8 will bring the charge to $55 from 1 July 2012 and may deter our important international visitors.

“The investment of $10 million for a new community sports centre in the Olympic Park Precinct in Melbourne is positive news to both the tourism and events industries in Victoria. We are glad the government has recognised the importance of our sporting facilities as a valuable tourist attraction and events facility.

“We also welcome the many benefits announced for small business such as the loss carry-back scheme and funding for the instant asset write-off which businesses in the tourism industry will ultimately benefit from.

“In particular, the government’s extension of its business support service Enterprise Connect will assist tourism and events operators to identify new growth markets, and will complement the new government commitment of a $61 million Asian Marketing Fund.”

VTIC

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VTIC

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

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Media enquiries: media@victorianchamber.com.au,

Anne Wright, Media and Communications Manager, (03) 8662 5310 / 0423 883 945

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27jun6:00 pm- 8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Disruptors & Innovators6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Crown College
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3jul11:30 am- 3:30 pmEildon Tourism Excellence and Awards Information Session11:30 am - 3:30 pm Holmesglen at Eildon
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