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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 …

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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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Victorian Tourism Conference 24-25 July: The challenges and opportunities in a changing tourism sector

26 /07/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The Victorian tourism industry’s premier conference begins today, focussing on the ever-changing environment in which the tourism sector operates and what …

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Winter delivers better than expected domestic sales but skills shortages an ongoing issue

19 /07/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The cooler weather has not dampened results for the tourism sector, with strong sales recorded in the June quarter. Despite entering …

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A message from Chief Executive, Brad Ostermeyer

28 /06/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

Visitors are flocking to Victoria as the recently released International Visitor Survey and National Visitor Survey results show, with over 2.7 …

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Travellers Aid launch Disability Awareness Training microsite

28 /06/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

This interactive online training is a one-of-a-kind disability awareness program, designed to give participants the confidence to communicate with anyone who …

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Trust the Tick! with ATAP Vic

28 /06/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

Did you know ATAP Accredited businesses have their own quality tourism consumer website? It’s called Trust the Tick! and there’s a …

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July Transport Disruptions – A message from Public Transport Victoria

28 /06/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

A 16 day construction blitz from 1 July will prepare Melbourne for the Metro Tunnel project. There will also be road …

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Domestic tourism in Victoria boosted by major events

21 /06/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council welcomes the latest results of the National Visitor Survey, which showed positive results for Victoria across …

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Policy Committees – 2017 Call for Nominations

13 /06/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

Every year, three of VTIC’s six policy committees come up for renewal. On behalf of the Secretary, Wayne Kayler-Thomson, VTIC is …

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Regional tourism faces challenges despite strong visitation results

07 /06/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council today welcomes encouraging results for visitation to regional Victoria but is concerned about the small expenditure …

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Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) Accredited Operator Highlight

26 /05/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

Proud ATAP Accredited and 2016 Gold Victorian Tourism Awards winner, Cave Hill Creek business owner Tim Chandler speaks with VTIC about …

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Nominations for the Victorian Training Awards are now open

26 /05/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

Now in their 63rd year, the Victorian Training Awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of Vocational Education and Training students, …

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AMS Passes Star Ratings Baton to ATIC

26 /05/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The tourism industry has reached an historic agreement to maintain and enhance the Star Ratings scheme to benefit both accommodation businesses …

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Budgets deliver mixed results – A message from Chief Executive, Brad Ostermeyer

26 /05/ 2017 By Comments are Closed

The month of May has seen the delivery of Federal and State Budgets with mixed results. At a State level, there …

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Events

november

22nov10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Government Support: We Can Show You Where To Look!We can show you where to look!10:30 am - 11:30 am

22nov11:45 am12:30 pmDestination Melbourne presents: ATDW Training11:45 am - 12:30 pm Donkey Wheelhouse

23nov6:00 pm11:00 pm2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards – Gala Ceremony6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Palladium at Crown

29nov4:30 pm5:30 pm2017 VTIC Annual General Meeting4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

29nov6:00 pm10:00 pmYTN & YATEC 2017 Christmas Party6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Riverland Bar

december

07dec12:30 pm3:30 pmVictorian Chamber Presents: Lisa Wilkinson AM12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Palladium at Crown

11dec6:00 pm9:00 pmVictorian Tourism Industry Christmas Party6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Metropolis Level 4

13dec10:30 am11:30 amVTIC WEBINAR SERIES - 360 Virtual Wayfinding, Virtual Tours & VR Marketing10:30 am - 11:30 am

february

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

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