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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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Chief Executive’s Coronavirus Member Update

07 /07/ 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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$5 million State Government support fund to help with cancellations brings some relief for regional accommodation operators

02 /07/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Today’s announcement by the Minister for Industry Support and Recovery, Martin Pakula, of a $5 million support fund to assist struggling …

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Victoria’s tourism council congratulates Melbourne Airport on 50-year milestone

01 /07/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) today congratulates Melbourne Airport on 50 years of operation and commends the airport on its …

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VTIC Visitor Economy Recovery Taskforce delivers submission to government

30 /06/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

With the bushfires in early January followed closely by the COVID-19 crisis, the Visitor Economy in Victoria has faced unprecedented challenges …

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Victoria’s arts and culture sector finally takes centre stage in Federal Government support of recovery efforts

25 /06/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcomes today’s announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison of a $250 million coronavirus rescue package, …

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The road to recovery for Victoria’s tourism industry has been dealt a painful setback

20 /06/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The announcement today by Premier Daniel Andrews has dashed the hopes for many across the state’s tourism and hospitality sector, with …

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Further easing of restrictions is welcomed, but four square metre rule still challenges the industry

14 /06/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcomes today’s announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews of further easing of restrictions in Victoria from …

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Sovereign Hill is set to re-open three days a week from June 27

11 /06/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Courier | Victorian Tourism Industry Council chief executive Felicia Mariani said it was great to see the return of such …

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Sovereign Hill’s reopening another step forward for Victoria’s visitor economy

10 /06/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is delighted by today’s announcement that Sovereign Hill will reopen its doors to welcome visitors …

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Get off the beaten track

06 /06/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Herald Sun | Victoria Tourism Industry Council chief executive Felicia Mariani said Victorians were eager to get back to some …

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Victorian tourism flies high with announcement of increased domestic and regional flights

04 /06/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcomes today’s announcement that Qantas and Jetstar will increase domestic and regional flights for June …

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Green light for restart of Victoria’s cultural attractions a positive step forward, but still a long road ahead to restore business confidence

01 /06/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

This morning’s announcement by Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley, that some of Victoria’s most iconic cultural attractions will reopen their …

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Victoria’s tourism industry has lift off!

24 /05/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Finally, the tourism industry in Victoria has a timeline for its reactivation, with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing today that the state’s …

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$2.7 billion construction blitz includes boost to build tourism experiences better than ever

18 /05/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcomes this morning’s announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews of the State Government’s Building Works package, …

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A statement from Victoria Tourism Industry Council Chief Executive Felicia Mariani, regarding reopening of the state’s hospitality industry

17 /05/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcomes today’s announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews on the reopening of the state’s hospitality industry. …

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$150 million lifeline for Victoria’s Sporting, Cultural and Experience Economies

13 /05/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Today’s announcement by the Andrews Government of a further $150 million support package for tourism, creative industries and sport, provides a …

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A bright future for Victoria’s events sector requires a coordinated response

13 /05/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is joining forces with some prominent figures in Victoria’s business event sector to ensure the …

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2020 Victorian Tourism Awards

06 /05/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The start to 2020 will surely be one our industry will never forget, with the devastating bushfires in January, giving way …

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More movement to support the reanimation of Victoria’s visitor economy

05 /05/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Today’s announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison of the resources being developed to support the reanimation of the nation’s visitor economy …

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Emergency Relief Fund for Victoria’s international students welcomed by state’s peak tourism industry body

29 /04/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcomes today’s announcement by the Andrews Government that international students in need will receive a …

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$95 million relief package for zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks welcome relief for a struggling sector

28 /04/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) today welcomes the announcement of a $95 million relief package by the Federal Government to …

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Virgin Australia needs to own one market – And the logical market is Melbourne

26 /04/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

With the international market expected to remain largely in shutdown for the next 12-18 months, Australia is anticipating a domestic-led recovery …

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Victoria’s visitor economy can support the super-charging of our recovery

24 /04/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

Following this week’s release of new unemployment modelling by the Department of Treasury and Finance, the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) …

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Federal Government delivers much needed support to keep our airlines flying

17 /04/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The announcement by the Federal Government to provide $165 million backing to allow Qantas and Virgin Australia to reinstitute key domestic …

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$130 billion JobKeeper package is what tourism has been waiting for

30 /03/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) today welcomed the announcement from the Prime Minister and Treasurer introducing a $130 billion JobKeeper …

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VTIC calls on Governments to deliver hibernation and wage subsidy package immediately

27 /03/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is calling on the State and Federal Government to immediately agree to elements of the …

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$66 billion lifeline to business will support our industry’s survival

22 /03/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement of a $66 billion economic recovery package with a focus …

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Tourism industry welcomes unprecedented business lifeline in unprecedented times

21 /03/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcomes the announcement made today by the Andrews Government of a $1.7 billion business support …

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$715 million support package a vital lifeline for Australian airlines

18 /03/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) applauds the announcement by the Federal Government of a $715 million support package to help …

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Current Visitor Information Servicing Reduced Hours and Closures due to COVID-19

17 /03/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

With the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 and the announcements by Federal and State governments regarding public health and safety, the below …

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package will Support Tourism Businesses in Navigating Challenges

12 /03/ 2020 By Comments are Closed

VTIC welcomes the Federal Government’s $17 billion stimulus package, which provides $1 billion of direct support and relief for tourism businesses …

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