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Season’s greetings from the VTIC team

17 /12/ 2014 Comments are Closed

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It’s been a busy and fulfilling year at VTIC and, as it draws to a close, I wish all our members and friends a very happy festive season.

The many highlights for VTIC in 2014 included hosting the inaugural Victorian Tourism Conference in Geelong, developing new research into the value of our industry, the creation of industry development tools and speaking on behalf of our growing member base.

On top of this, Victoria’s tourism and events industry has performed well. Not only has overall visitor expenditure continued to increase, there has been a strengthening in visitor numbers and spending in regional Victoria, which was a key part of VTIC’s 2014 Policy Agenda.

VTIC was active in representing our sector in the lead-up to the state election in November. Advocating for such a vibrant industry gave us the opportunity to meet with key members from all sides of the political spectrum. I never tire of reminding our leaders of the more than 200,000 jobs involved in tourism, with half of these in regional Victoria.

We look forward to working with our new Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Hon John Eren MP, as well as continuing to support members and our stakeholders.

Thank you for allowing us to speak on your behalf, and thank you for participating in VTIC events and activities this year. Please remember to check our website for the latest industry event dates. Already confirmed is the VTIC 2015 Program Launch, to be held on Friday 20 February 2015, and more are listed in the “2015 dates for your diary” section.

On behalf of the VTIC team, we look forward to seeing you in the new year and wish you a prosperous summer season!

Dianne Smith

About the Author

Dianne Smith

Dianne Smith has enjoyed being Chief Executive of Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) since January 2012. In this role, Dianne draws on her vast knowledge and experience gained from over 20 years in the industry which has included marketing, visitor services, policy and strategy roles in regional Victoria and Melbourne.

Events

august

29aug8:15 am- 6:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Mobile-ising Women in Business8:15 am - 6:30 pm ZINC at Federation Square

september

5sep1:00 pm- 4:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Melbourne Tourism Industry Exchange (MTIE)1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Melbourne Cricket Ground
7sep7:00 am- 9:00 amVictorian Chamber presents: Cyber Security7:00 am - 9:00 am Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Grand Ballroom

october

10oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Career Blueprints6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Crown College

december

11dec6:00 pm- 6:00 pmSave the date - Victorian Tourism Industry Christmas Party6:00 pm - 6:00 pm Metropolis