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Hot Topics – May 2013

29 /05/ 2013 Comments are Closed

With the State Government embracing nearly all of the Victorian Taxi Industry Inquiry recommendations, the release of Melbourne Airport’s draft master plan and the launch of a parliamentary inquiry into Victoria’s heritage and ecotourism, May has been a busy month for news affecting our industry. We also welcomed the announcement that the wonderful Laura Cavallo has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of Destination Melbourne.

Taxi industry improvements

VTIC this week welcomed the Victorian Government’s response to the Taxi Industry Inquiry. The recommendations the Government has endorsed will improve the visitor experience by increasing driver knowledge, providing more specially designed accessible taxis for those with special needs and introducing measures to address queuing challenges at Melbourne Airport. To read VTIC’s media release, click here. For the Government’s response, click here.

Melbourne Airport Master Plan

The plan, released on 20 May, establishes the vision for Melbourne Airport out to 2033, including additional road infrastructure, the proposed rail link and a third runway. For more information and to comment on the plan, click here. Submissions can be made until 21 August 2013. To read the related VTIC media release, click here.

Victorian inquiry into heritage tourism and ecotourism

This inquiry is being led by the Victorian Parliament’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee and it will explore the status of heritage and ecotourism, research best practice and look at options for the future. To read the full terms of reference and to make a submission, click here. Submissions close on 1 August 2013.

New Destination Melbourne chief – Congratulations Laura Cavallo

VTIC welcomes Laura Cavallo to the role of Chief Executive Officer at Destination Melbourne. Ms Cavallo replaces Chris Buckingham who was in the chair for five years. VTIC thanks Chris for his outstanding service to our industry over many years and looks forward to continuing to work closely with Destination Melbourne.

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Events

february

07feb9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Masterclass- Marketing to Chinese Visitors9:00 am - 5:00 pm Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

07feb5:30 pm7:30 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - February Tourism Networking Event5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

13feb5:30 pm8:00 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Fast Forward speed networking5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Venue TBC

21feb10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series: Fair Work Commission UpdateSAVE THE DATE10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

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

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