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Hot topics at VTIC – Jan / Feb 2013

30 /01/ 2013 Comments are Closed

Planning for the upcoming VTIC Ideas Forum and regional workshops has kept our team busy this month, as has advocating for measures to boost tourism access in Victoria such as a dedicated SkyBus lane on the Tullamarine Freeway. New research has also provided a snapshot of how our industry is faring and VTIC has actively encouraged the State Government to prioritise the implementation of the VCEC inquiry reforms.

SkyBus

Information released to journalists under the Freedom of Information process indicates that the State Government has considered adapting existing emergency lanes on the Tullamarine Freeway into dedicated lanes for SkyBus services to Melbourne Airport. VTIC supports any measure that improves access to Victoria and makes the tourism experience more pleasant for visitors.
See our media release here.

Tourism Research Australia (TRA) quarterly publication

Tourism Research Australia (TRA) has begun publishing a TRA Quarterly report that compiles results from key indicators such as tourist expenditure, accommodation figures and aviation seat capacity, plus a host of other measures to give an overall picture of how the tourism industry is faring.
TRA Quarterly can be viewed here.

VCEC Inquiry into Tourism

The Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission released the recommendations from its inquiry into Victoria’s tourism industry in August 2012. VTIC is working with the State Government to ensure these recommendations are implemented efficiently, allowing the tourism industry to reap the rewards of reduced red tape governing sensitive tourism development on crown land as soon as possible. Further information on VCEC is available here.

VTIC’s policy committees

The next meetings of the Tour and Transport, Attractions and Destinations policy committees will take place on 19 February. Members are welcome to observe these meetings.
For further information on the VTIC policy committees, please contact Policy Manager Letitia Hatton by phoning 03 8662 5414.

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Events

february

28feb9:00 am3:00 pm2018 VTIC Visitor Economy Forum & Tourism Australia Industry Briefing9:00 am - 3:00 pm Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

march

07mar5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - March Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

15mar9:30 am5:30 pmTourism Australia's Destination Australia Conference 20189:30 am - 5:30 pm The Glasshouse

15mar5:45 pm7:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Business After Dark5:45 pm - 7:30 pm Roc's Bar

19mar9:00 am11:00 amDestination Melbourne presents: Tapping into Tourism9:00 am - 11:00 am Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre

21mar10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series: PR for Tourism Businesses - Telling your storiesImproving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am

23mar7:45 am10:00 amVictorian Chamber presents: Grand Prix Breakfast7:45 am - 10:00 am Albert Park

april

04apr5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - April Tourism Networking EventConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

18apr10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Risk Management 101Improving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am

may

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

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

july

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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