• Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC)
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Local Government & Tourism Organisation Development Award

An award to foster innovation & support professional growth

Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) works hard to encourage industry and professional development in Victoria’s tourism and events sector.

VTIC’s ‘Local Government and Tourism Organisation Development Award’ recognises the significant role played by Victoria’s regional, local government and collective tourism organisations and offers employees a unique opportunity to receive a $10,000 (incl. GST) grant towards professional industry development.

This Award encourages employees from these organisations to demonstrate innovation and leadership in their respective tourism and events sectors.

In order to qualify for the Award, you must be:

  • Currently working in the tourism and events industry
  • Working for an organisation that is a VTIC / VEIC member (Essential, Complete or Premium memberships)
  • Employed by (includes managers, executive officers and volunteers);
    • A regional or local tourism organisation, such as a Regional Tourism Board, Regional Tourism Association or Local Tourism Association;
    • Visitor Information Centre;
    • Local government;
    • Or collective tourism organisation, such as the Great Southern Touring Route
    • Complete all sections of the assessment form and submit all required material

Applications for the Local Government and Tourism Organisation Development Award are currently closed.

*Please note that State Tourism Organisation employees are not eligible for this Award.

Recipients of the VTIC Local Government & Tourism Organisation Development Award

Phoebe Honey is the recipient of the VTIC Local Government and Tourism Organisation Development Award 2014/15. Phoebe recently traveled to New Zealand to conduct research into tourism crisis management surrounding the 2010/11 earthquakes, a project funded by the VTIC award. View Phoebe’s final report here> THE ART OF RECOVERY / PLANNING FOR THE WORST A case study in adaption, innovation and resilience within the New Zealand tourism sector after the 2010 earthquake sequence