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From the Acting Chief Executive, Chris Porter

25 /09/ 2019 Comments are Closed

What a fantastic time of year it is as the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer. School holidays have rolled around, the Royal Melbourne Show is in full swing and there is a small game of football on this weekend (if you hadn’t noticed!)

VTIC’s response to the State Government’s Regional Tourism Review has been extremely well received, gaining extensive media coverage across radio and print. The hard work doesn’t stop with the lodging of the submission though. VTIC will continue to advocate for our key actions and recommendations to ensure they remain at the fore with State Government.

We have prepared a snapshot of our key recommendations, as well as the full submission.

Congratulations to all the businesses who finalised their submissions in early September for the 2019 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. The judging panel is currently reviewing each submission carefully and making their way around our state visiting entrants.

The RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala Ceremony will be held on Thursday 28 November at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is a fabulous night to celebrate excellence in our industry and network with your peers. Tickets are now on sale, to book your tickets click here.

Finally, Felicia has taken some well-deserved time off to re-energise before the back half of the year. We look forward to welcoming her back on deck next week.

– Chris

Chris Porter

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Chris Porter



30oct12:00 pm2:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents Cyber Security12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

30oct4:30 pm6:30 pm2019 VTIC Annual General Meeting4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

31oct12:00 pm1:30 pmWebinar Fair Work Update12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Online


13nov5:30 pm8:00 pmVictorian Chamber Fast Forward 2019 - Speed Networking5:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST RACV City Club

13nov6:00 pm8:00 pmSpotlight on a Member - The Hotel School Melbourne6:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Hotel School Melbourne

28nov6:00 pm11:00 pm2019 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards6:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEST Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


05dec12:00 pm3:00 pmVictorian Chamber presents Janine Allis12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

12dec6:00 pm10:00 pmYTN and yATEC Christmas Party6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Melbourne Cellar Door