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Hot topics – October 2013

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VTIC this month welcomed the announcement of a trial extending concession travel entitlements to international students, supported Tourism Victoria’s ‘Remote Control Tourist’ campaign and met with the new owners of the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

Annual ticket concession extended to international students

The Victorian Government has announced plans to extend concession travel entitlements to international students who are studying in our state for a year or more. The trial is due to begin in 2015 and will bring Victoria into line with other states and territories. To read VTIC’s media release, click here.

Camp fee increase will help improve the visitor experience

The Victorian Government has proposed a modest fee increase for those hiring campsites in national parks. If implemented, VTIC is hopeful this will assist in the maintenance of camp sites and lead to the building of better facilities for visitors. To read VTIC’s media release, click here.

‘Remote Control Tourist’ a success

Tourism Victoria’s ‘Remote Control Tourist’ campaign, which ran from 9-13 October, involved four “tourists” travelling around Melbourne while streaming highlights live via the web. The campaign included visits to 321 businesses, covered more than 100 kilometres and generated the recording of 80 hours of footage. For more information and to see the highlights, click here.

New owners for Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

VTIC met with representatives from Japanese company Sanoyas Holdings, the new owners of the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, including President Mr Ueda.

Victoria trumps Queensland as Australians’ preferred holiday destination New Roy Morgan research reveals that Victoria is the state most Australians want to visit. Some 7.6 million Australians nominated Victoria as their preferred holiday destination; 7.4 million chose Queensland. For further information, click here.


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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.



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