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State Budget recognises visitor economy can drive recovery

24 /11/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council today welcomed billions of dollars of State Government investment designed to kick-start an industry decimated by …

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Tourism industry welcomes $14 billion investment in Melbourne Airport Rail Link and Geelong Fast Rail

21 /11/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) today welcomed major commitments from the Andrews and Morrison Governments on rail projects that will …

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$465 million bonanza for Victoria’s tourism industry

18 /11/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

VTIC today welcomed the Andrews Government’s $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package as a bonanza that will support the sector to …

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Game changing tourism investment will speed regional recovery

16 /11/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

VTIC welcomes today’s announcement by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula of $15.2 million to drive visitation and …

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Victoria’s tourism industry finally on the road to recovery

08 /11/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

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

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Corona-coaster slashes $8.2 billion from Victorian tourism spend

06 /11/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Tourism Research Australia (TRA) data released today shows that $8.2 billion was wiped from Victoria’s domestic tourism spend in the period …

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Welcome back to the City of Melbourne Visitor Services team

30 /10/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

VTIC is delighted to advise that the Melbourne Visitor Booth in Bourke Street Mall has officially reopened to the public following …

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ABC’s The Conversation Hour with Felicia Mariani

27 /10/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Conversation Hour with Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long welcomed VTIC’s Felicia Mariani on 27 October, discussing the easing of border …

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No relief and no plan for visitor economy

18 /10/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

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

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Victorian tourism industry presents platform to reopen

17 /10/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Leading representatives of Victoria’s tourism industry have today launched a proposal to reopen the state’s visitor economy using safe and staged …

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Introducing VTIC’s Tourism Digital BizKeeper program

08 /10/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Today we are pleased to announce a project we’ve been working on in partnership with Tourism Tribe; the Tourism Digital BizKeeper …

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$250 Million regional tourism recovery package on World Tourism Day

27 /09/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a $250 million recovery package to support Australia’s …

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Apply now for a tourism recovery consultation

24 /09/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Tourism Recovery Consultations program will offer businesses free 90-minute one-on-one sessions with one of our experienced tourism industry consultants. The …

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

15 /09/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

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

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Tourism industry welcomes $290 million for outdoor activation, sole traders and the CBD

14 /09/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Victoria Tourism Industry Council CEO Felicia Mariani welcomed the $287.5 million relief package announced today by the Andrews Government. The package …

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Relief package gives some hope to tourism industry

13 /09/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Today’s announcement by the Andrews Government of a $3 billion relief package for businesses across Victoria provides tourism operators with a …

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Introducing the VTIC Industry Support Hub

09 /09/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Over the past few months VTIC has worked hard to gather information and insights from various sources to help industry navigate …

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Roadmap out of lockdown remains uncertain for tourism and events industry

06 /09/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcement today of the Roadmap to Reopening provided no relief for the state’s critical tourism and events industry, …

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Impending Grand Final loss highlights Victoria’s events challenge

01 /09/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), the peak industry body for Victoria’s tourism and events sector, described the looming loss of …

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Opinion Piece as published in Herald Sun on Saturday 29 August 2020

29 /08/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

It was great to see our opinion piece picked up in the Herald Sun on Saturday 29 August. The AFL Grand …

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New ABS research release – Household Impacts of COVID-19 Survey

24 /08/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Thanks to our partners at the Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy Branch of the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, you …

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Click for Vic launched by Visit Victoria

24 /08/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Yesterday the Premier launched Visit Victoria’s new campaign, Click for Vic, encouraging Victorians to support our tourism industry by connecting consumers …

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Coronavirus Member Update

21 /08/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

If you would like to receive these updates along with other VTIC communications straight to your inbox, now is the time …

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JobKeeper 2.0 offers welcome relief, but 2020 has already been written off by many in Victoria’s tourism sector

07 /08/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcomes today’s announcement by Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, of the changes to eligibility for the …

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Victorian tourism operators will need a special reboot to survive latest lockdown

02 /08/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Today’s announcement that Victoria will move to a combination of Stage 3 and 4 restrictions will further devastate the state’s ailing …

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ABS data reflects bleak reality of Victoria’s tourism industry

31 /07/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) sees the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) as a stark …

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JobKeeper 2.0 the lifeline to keep tourism, hospitality and events alive

21 /07/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is thrilled by today’s official announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that the JobKeeper Program …

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Latest ABS figures confirm tourism is the major industry casualty of Coronavirus shutdowns

15 /07/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) points to yesterday’s release by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Weekly Jobs and …

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Regional Tourism Accommodation Support Program- applications now open

13 /07/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Regional Tourism Accommodation Support Program is now open for applications. CLICK HERE to view the guidelines and submit your application. …

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$534 million business support package a lifeline for a battered tourism industry

10 /07/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcomes today’s announcement by the Treasurer and Minister Pakula, delivering an additional $534 million to …

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Victoria’s tourism and events sector hanging on by a thread

07 /07/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is concerned that today’s drastic announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews to return all metropolitan Melbourne …

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Regional Tourism Accommodation Support Program- guest postcode identification

03 /07/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

I know there have been some issues with the ability to identify postcodes from bookings that are derived from third party …

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