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VTIC welcomes Apple Global Flagship Store to Federation Square

09 /02/ 2018 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcomes the development of Australia’s first ever Apple Global Flagship Store at Melbourne’s iconic Federation …

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VTIC welcomes Avalon’s international boost for western Victoria

04 /02/ 2018 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) has welcomed news of the development of Victoria’s second international airport at Avalon. The long-awaited …

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Tourism Excellence magazine summer edition now available

25 /01/ 2018 By Comments are Closed

The summer edition of VTIC’s official quarterly magazine, Tourism Excellence is out now. In this edition, we feature coverage of the …

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A message from the Chief Executive, Felicia Mariani

23 /01/ 2018 By Comments are Closed

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s been an incredible start to 2018 and I’m thrilled to be taking on the challenges of leading …

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New export support grants announced

19 /01/ 2018 By Comments are Closed

‘Boost your Business’ Voucher program Are you looking for funding to develop international markets, develop or commercialise a new product or …

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We’re Hiring! New Year New Role. ATAP Accreditation Officer at VTIC

04 /01/ 2018 By Comments are Closed

Join the peak body for Victoria’s tourism and events industry and work alongside tourism businesses to help their business development including …

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Message from the Acting Chief Executive, Chris Porter

20 /12/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

‘Tis the season to be jolly and the industry certainly did kick up its heels at the Victorian Tourism Industry Christmas …

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Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) Accredited Operator Highlight

20 /12/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

ATAP Accredited and proud VTIC Member Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine won Gold at the recent 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism …

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Victoria Tourism Industry Council appoints new Chief Executive, Felicia Mariani

11 /12/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Felicia Mariani as its new Chief Executive, starting …

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A message from Chief Executive, Brad Ostermeyer

28 /11/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The highlight every November is the tourism and events industry night of nights, the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala Ceremony.  It …

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Accredited Tourism Businesses feature at the 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

24 /11/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

24 ATAP & Star Rated Accredited Tourism Businesses are winners and finalists at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards last night. ATAP …

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Victoria’s icons and events win big at 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

24 /11/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

Some of Victoria’s most iconic tourist attractions and events were celebrated at last night’s RACV Victorian Tourism Awards, cementing the State’s reputation …

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New VIS Guidelines Opening Hours come into effect 01 December 2017

15 /11/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

At a recent VIS Reference Group meeting it was decided that revised VIS Guidelines opening hours be brought forward, to take …

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$8.2 million revival for Puffing Billy will boost local tourism businesses

13 /11/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

Victoria’s much-loved icon, Puffing Billy, will receive an $8.2 million funding boost in line with the Victoria Tourism Industry Council’s key policy …

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White Night expansion great news for tourism in regional Victoria

03 /11/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council welcomes the exciting announcement that White Night will be launched in Geelong and Bendigo for the …

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A Twist at Every Turn – An important step in the right direction

27 /10/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council welcomes Visit Victoria’s exciting new marketing campaign to attract interstate and New Zealand visitors to Melbourne, …

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Muggles rejoice: Harry Potter production further establishes Melbourne as Australia’s cultural Capital

24 /10/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council is delighted that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will come exclusively to Melbourne in early 2019 …

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Tourism Excellence magazine- Spring edition out now!

23 /10/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The spring edition of VTIC’s official quarterly magazine, Tourism Excellence is out now. In this edition, we highlight how tourism and …

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Strong forecast for Victoria’s peak events season but tourism businesses must also attract Australian visitors over winter

23 /10/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

Victoria’s tourism sector experienced a quieter than expected September 2017 Quarter, despite major events in the State such as a successful AFL …

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A message from Chief Executive, Brad Ostermeyer

23 /10/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

“Yellow and Black” fever appears to be slowly subsiding as we enter a peak period for the tourism and events industry. …

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Victoria Tourism Industry Council to celebrate business excellence at 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

19 /10/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is in full swing in the lead up to the 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards on …

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A message from Chief Executive, Brad Ostermeyer

27 /09/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

Spring is here and it has been a busy month with the footy finals in full swing and the Spring Racing …

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Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) Accredited Operator Highlight

27 /09/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

Sarah Masters General Manager of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) has recently received ATAP Accreditation as a tourism …

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National Visitor Survey shows solid growth and opportunity for Victoria

21 /09/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

Victoria has continued to experience strong growth in visitors in the year to June 30, the latest results of the National …

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International visitor data shows continued strong growth for Victoria

07 /09/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council welcomes the latest results of the International Visitor Survey, which reveals that Victoria continued to experience …

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Approval of Pennicott Wilderness Journeys’ tourism proposal a win for Victoria’s visitor economy

05 /09/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) today welcomes the State Government’s decision to allow Australian tourism operator Pennicott Wilderness Journeys to …

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Melbourne Metro Rail Authority present to the tourism industry

01 /09/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) presented to tourism industry stakeholders on 29 August 2017 with information on the current status …

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2017 Victorian Visitor Information Centre Summit

31 /08/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The 2017 Victorian Visitor Information Centre Summit took place last week at Silverwater Resort, San Remo. The Summit began on Wednesday, …

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Sky’s the limit for the MCEC Expansion

30 /08/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

This month the VTIC team were lucky to be given a bird’s eye view of the expansion currently underway at the …

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A message from Chief Executive, Brad Ostermeyer

30 /08/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

There has been some exciting recent announcements for the tourism and events industry, with the Melbourne Convention Bureau securing the Lions …

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Melbourne wins World’s most liveable city title again, after strong visitation from tourists

16 /08/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

For a record seventh consecutive year Melbourne has been judged the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Victoria …

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A message from Chief Executive, Brad Ostermeyer

28 /07/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The 2017 Victorian Tourism Conference, held at the spectacular Flemington Racecourse, was an outstanding success and highlighted the wonderful opportunities that …

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Events

february

21feb10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series: Fair Work Commission UpdateImproving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 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

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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