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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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$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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