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Industry welcomes $143 million circuit breaker support package

21 February 2021

VTIC today welcomed the Victorian Government’s $143 million Circuit Breaker Support Package for businesses affected by the latest five-day lockdown.

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New survey shows businesses need targeted support to survive

17 February 2021

New research from VTIC highlights the urgent need for further support to the tourism and events sector.

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Cancellation of Victoria’s preeminent exhibition trade show

25 January 2021

The cancellation of AIME today heralds another blow to Victoria’s struggling business events sector.

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Telstra teams up with tourism’s peak body to assist in recovery

16 December 2020

VTIC today launched a new partnership with Telstra to provide much-needed digital support services as tourism businesses recover.

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Christmas comes early for tourism in regional Victoria

10 December 2020

The launch of the $28 million Regional Tourism Voucher Scheme is an early Christmas present for operators across regional Victoria.

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Eased restrictions a major step forward

06 December 2020

Event venues and attractions can return to 75 per cent seated capacity, and 50 per cent unseated capacity, up to 1000 people from tomorrow.

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State Budget recognises visitor economy can drive recovery

24 November 2020

VTIC today welcomed billions of dollars of State Government investment designed to kick-start the industry.

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Tourism industry welcomes $14 billion investment

21 November 2020

VTIC today welcomed major commitments that will improve airport access and help visitors travel to our regions.

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$465 million bonanza for Victoria’s tourism industry

18 November 2020

VTIC today welcomed the $465m Victorian Tourism Recovery Package as a bonanza that will support the sector to rebuild.

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Game changing tourism investment will speed recovery

16 November 2020

VTIC welcomes today’s announcement of $15.2 million to drive visitation and spend in the critical Murray and Mallee tourism regions.

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Victoria’s tourism industry finally on the road to recovery

08 November 2020

Today’s announcements on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions are a big leap that will finally allow the tourism industry to get back to business.

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Corona-coaster slashes $8.2 billion from tourism spend

06 November 2020

Tourism Research Australia data shows that $8.2 billion was wiped from Victoria’s domestic tourism spend.

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Welcome back to the City of Melbourne Visitor Services team

30 October 2020

The Melbourne Visitor Booth in Bourke Street Mall has officially reopened to the public following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

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No relief and no plan for visitor economy

18 October 2020

Today’s announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews is a shot to the heart for an industry that has been devastated by lockdown decisions.

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Victorian tourism industry presents platform to reopen

17 October 2020

Leading representatives of Victoria’s tourism industry have launched a proposal to reopen the state’s visitor economy safely.

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Introducing VTIC’s Tourism Digital BizKeeper program

08 October 2020

A practical and interactive program that will walk you through the fundamentals of a digital presence that your customers will seek.

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$250 million regional tourism recovery package announced

27 September 2020

VTIC today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a $250 million recovery package to support Australia’s regional areas.

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Apply now for a tourism recovery consultation

24 September 2020

The Tourism Recovery Consultations program offers businesses free 90-minute one-on-one sessions with an experienced consultant.

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Regional Victoria reopening is a first step on the road to normal

15 September 2020

Tourism and travel operators across regional Victoria are ecstatic at the news that restrictions will be eased from midnight tomorrow.

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Industry welcomes $287.5 million relief package

14 September 2020

VTIC today welcomed the $287.5 million relief package including $100 million in grants for sole traders, an $87.5 million program to support a shift to outdoor dining and entertainment, and a further $100 million Melbourne City Recovery Fund.

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