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From the Chief Executive, Felicia Mariani

27 /09/ 2018 Comments are Closed

We have been travelling across the State over the last 10 weeks visiting members and meeting with Government representatives at a State and local level as we carry the message of your priorities ahead of the November election.

We’ve completed eight regional visits already with more planned for the month of October. This roadshow has created a tremendous opportunity to ensure that our industry remains front and centre with key decision makers.

What has been even more important though, has been the chance to connect in such a meaningful way with our members across Victoria. Being able to hear from members in such an informal environment has meant that we could be candid and honest about pain points in your businesses and the places where VTIC could intervene to make a difference. While much has been achieved in our sector that we should be incredibly proud of, there is still much work to be done to ensure that Victoria remains a leader in attracting and servicing our visitors. These sessions have certainly crystallised for us the areas of concern on the part of our members and we have a very clear vision shaping about the future.

As we look to the future, we are keen to celebrate success, and there’s no better place to do that than at our RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala Ceremony on 22 November at Crown Palladium. It’s been a long year of hard work and achievement and this is your chance to acknowledge all the effort and wins over 2018. Book your tickets early, and remember, if you’re an Essentials member or above, you can use your valuable member credits towards tickets to the Awards. It’s a wonderful opportunity to come and along and be part of an event that truly is the centrepiece of our events calendar for the industry.

With today being UN World Tourism Day, the Government has launched Round 3 of their Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Applications open today with $200 million available, and up to $45 million of this funding earmarked to support tourism related infrastructure projects.

There are two streams of funding available under the program: Infrastructure Projects Stream and Community Investments Stream. The Infrastructure Projects Stream will support projects for new infrastructure or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

  • Applications for Round 3 close on 15 November 2018.
  • The competitive funding opportunity will continue to support projects that benefit areas outside of the major capital cities.
  • Successful projects will receive grants of up to $10 million from the Commonwealth – the minimum grant amount is $20,000.

Eligibility criteria with complete grant guidelines are available on Regional and Business websites.

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VTIC

The peak body for Victoria's tourism and events industry, VTIC represents key industry associations and operators, with over 1400 members.

Events

may

02may10:39 am11:30 am2019 Webinar Series - RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - First timers introduction10:39 am - 11:30 am Online

03may9:00 am11:00 amVictorian Chamber presents: ignite+RMIT9:00 am - 11:00 am RMIT University Storey Hall

07may5:45 pm7:30 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Business After Dark5:45 pm - 7:30 pm Trinket

08may6:00 pm8:00 pmSpotlight on a Member- Melbourne Cricket Ground6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Melbourne Cricket Ground

09may10:30 am11:30 am2019 Webinar Series - RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - What's new for 201910:30 am - 11:30 am Online

15may11:00 am2:00 pm2019 Business Excellence Workshop with a Twist - Torquay11:00 am - 2:00 pm RACV Torquay Resort

16may10:30 am11:30 am2019 Webinar Series - RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - Evaluate your Tourism Excellence10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

17may11:00 am2:00 pm2019 Business Excellence Workshop with a Twist - Inverloch11:00 am - 2:00 pm RACV Inverloch Resort

23may10:30 am11:30 am2019 Webinar Series - RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - Review key features of your Business Plan10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

27may11:00 am2:00 pm2019 Business Excellence Workshop with a Twist - Shepparton11:00 am - 2:00 pm Online

30may9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Destination Melbourne LIVE9:00 am - 5:00 pm Arts Centre Melbourne - The Pavilion

30may10:30 am11:30 am2019 Webinar Series - RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - Let's review your marketing plan10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

june

03jun11:00 am2:00 pm2019 Business Excellence Workshop with a Twist - Goldfields - Creswick11:00 am - 2:00 pm RACV Goldfields Resort

05jun11:00 am2:00 pm2019 Business Excellence Workshop with a Twist - Healesville11:00 am - 2:00 pm RACV Healesville Country Club

05jun5:30 pm7:30 pmSpotlight on a Member- Floyd’s Aperitivo Bar5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Novotel/ Ibis Hotel

06jun10:30 am11:30 am2019 Webinar Series - RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - Assessing your Customer Service and Sustainability Plan10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

12jun5:30 pm8:00 pmVictorian Chamber presents: Fast Forward5:30 pm - 8:00 pm RACV City Club, Bayside Room 4, Level 2

19jun10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Save the Date10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

july

17julallday18allday2019 Vic Tourism Conference(All Day) GMHBA Stadium

august

21augallday23allday2019 Victorian Visitor Information Services Summit(All Day) Holmesglen at Eildon

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