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TOURISM AUSTRALIA CHAIR SHARES INSIGHTS AT VEIC LUNCH

23 /08/ 2012 Comments are Closed

The Chairman of Tourism Australia, Geoff Dixon, has told a gathering of Victoria’s key major events identities that events are the ‘sizzle’ in Australia’s tourism industry. Addressing the Victoria Events Industry Council (VEIC) at a lunch hosted by KPMG, Mr Dixon spoke of Australia’s competitive advantages in attracting international visitors, particularly from China.

“Tourism Australia’s research shows that Chinese tourists are especially attracted to experiences which involve the natural environment, food and wine, and quality experiences,” he said. “Australia is rich in all of these.”

Mr Dixon went on to describe the importance of major events in stimulating not only the economy, but also a feeling of pride amongst a destination’s residents.

“The benefits of hosting major events go way beyond economic. There’s a feel good factor that comes with hosting a successful event and we’ve seen this most recently in London following the Olympic Games.”

Mr Dixon praised the industry for the resilience it had shown despite external shocks such as the high Australian dollar and difficult conditions in traditional source markets such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.

“Australia is ranked 42nd in the world for arrivals, but we rank eighth in terms of tourism receipts and first for average spend by international visitors. There is a lot of hope for our industry, especially as we work to make the most of opportunities in emerging markets such as China and Indonesia.”

Tourism Australia’s understanding and execution of digital marketing campaigns was especially effective, Mr Dixon said, with Tourism Australia’s Facebook page having 3.4 million fans, and its website (www.australia.com) generating 16 million hits per year.

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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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march

26mar9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Aboriginal Tourism Workshop9:00 am - 5:00 pm Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders

28mar12:00 pm4:00 pmVictorian Chamber Presents: AFLW Grand Final Lunch12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Marvel Stadium

april

03apr6:00 pm8:00 pmVTIC Spotlight on a Member at Melbourne Sealife Aquarium with Party Higher6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

17apr10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Skills of the Visitor Economy10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

may

01may12:00 pm2:30 pmVictorian Chamber and Melbourne Press Club present: Post-budget lunch with Tim Pallas MP12:00 pm - 2:30 pm The Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

08may6:00 pm8:00 pmSpotlight on a Member- Save the Date - Melbourne Cricket Ground6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

22may10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Save the Date10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

30may9:00 am5:00 pmDestination Melbourne presents: Destination Melbourne LIVE9:00 am - 5:00 pm Arts Centre Melbourne - The Pavilion

june

05jun5:30 pm7:30 pmSpotlight on a Member- Floyd’s Aperitivo Bar5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

19jun10:30 am11:30 amVTIC Webinar Series - Save the Date10:30 am - 11:30 am Online

july

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august

21augallday23allday2019 Victorian Visitor Information Services Summit(All Day) Holmesglen at Eildon

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