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Hot topics at VTIC this month

28 /11/ 2012 Comments are Closed

A third runway for Melbourne Airport, a new survey specifically for small scale accommodation providers, the looming cost increase for working holiday visas and the Victorian Opposition’s Plan for Jobs and Growth – these topics have been top of VTIC’s policy and advocacy agenda in recent weeks.

Small-Scale Accommodation Survey (SSAS)
Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with up to 14 rooms, visitor hostels and caravan park operators are urged to register for Tourism Research Australia’s Small-Scale Accommodation Survey (SSAS). This research, which will track your performance over time, is essential to determining how successful your product design and marketing is in attracting visitors. For more information and to register, click here.

Visa fee increase
The Federal Government has announced its intention to increase the cost of working holiday visas from $280 to $350 from 1 January 2013. This change will add to the perception of Australia as an expensive destination, and it has the potential to compound the labour shortages being experienced by our industry. VTIC has been active in the media on this issue; to see our media release, click here. Members affected by this decision are urged to contact their local MP, Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan and Federal Minister for Tourism Martin Ferguson.

Third runway for Melbourne Airport
VTIC has welcomed Melbourne Airport’s plans to build a third runway, which will help accommodate the anticipated 60 million passengers forecast to arrive in Melbourne each year by 2033. The proposed new runway will also generate employment and other economic benefits. See VTIC’s media release responding to the announcement here.

Victorian Labor’s Plan for Jobs and Growth
VTIC attended a special launch last week of Victorian Labor’s Plan for Jobs and Growth with the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, and Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Industry Tim Holding. VTIC’s media release is available here.

*To ensure you stay up-to-date on policy and advocacy matters, VTIC will now send media releases to members as they are distributed.

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

Events

october

22oct12:00 pm2:00 pmVTIC Premium Member Lunch with Lyell Strambi12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Angliss Restaurant

november

14nov6:00 pm8:00 pmVTIC 2018 Mixer Series - November at Melbourne ZooConnect and reconnect at our monthly mixers6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Melbourne Zoo

21nov10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - ARE DIRECT BOOKINGS REALLY FREE?Improving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

22nov6:00 pm11:00 pm2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards – Gala CeremonyTickets on sale now6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Palladium at Crown Dress Code: Black Tie

28nov4:30 pm6:00 pm2018 VTIC Annual General Meeting4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

december

05dec6:00 pm9:00 pmTourism Industry Christmas Celebration 2018 - Save the Date6:00 pm - 9:00 pm TBC

february

20feb10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Save the DateImproving the world, one webinar at a time!10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

26feb9:00 am3:30 pmFeatured2018 Visitor Economy Forum and Tourism Australia Industry Briefing9:00 am - 3:30 pm Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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