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Restarting Tourism...Slowly  - Thursday 4 June 2020

Almost more than any other sector, COVID-19 has brought the tourism and hospitality sector to a standstill. As travel and gathering restrictions start to lift, what do we know about the outlook and the path ahead? What do we expect to be the impact on travel budgets and travel preferences? As Australians start to act on the travel ambitions they’ve been dreaming about while in isolation, what is the expectation for cities and regional destinations? Register to learn more.

Wine Australia 
Financial survival during COVID-19 - Federal and state grants for the wine sector Webinar - Wednesday 
10 June

Guiding Steps for the Victorian Tourism Industry
As Victoria continues to effectively slow the spread of coronavirus, the Victorian Government is announcing its plan for the gradual re-opening of our economy. To get tourism operators ready to open their doors, as restrictions ease, the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) has developed some Guiding Steps for the Victorian Tourism Industry. These principles will assist you in developing your restart plan, keeping customers and staff safe. Read more.

There is a range of useful information, resources and support to help your tourism or hospitality business during the crisis:  

  • The Department of Health has published resources for the accommodation industry including information for hotels and hotel staff, as well as for hotel guests

  • The Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is currently offering free membership options for eligible businesses.  

  • Health VIC have a range of information for food businesses including cafes and restaurants. 

  • Visit Tourism Australia for the latest updates, including weekly webinars.  

  • Visit Consumer Affairs Victoria for guidance on how to manage customer cancellations.  

  • Visit Victoria has provided some useful industry tools and resources.  

  • The federal government has announced a funding boost to support Australian exporters and tourism businesses.

  • Domestic impact of COVID-19 and how wine businesses are adapting, read more.

  • An online space for hospitality professionals to come together and discuss how they are dealing with the impact of COVID-19 in our industry.
    Talking points are Surviving venue closure, Looking after your staff, Sharing resources, Mental health, Jobs, Helpful articles, Major news that affects the hospitality industry




Updated : 11:56 AM, 29 May 2020

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