Visitor Economy Support

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Tourism Events

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

How to prepare your business to benefit from tourism and the new visitor economy- FREE webinar
A two-part webinar series dedicated to supporting regional business resilience through showcasing the new visitor economy and how your business can be prepared and benefit.

View Part 1 of Webinar now.

Register for Webinar Part 2 - Wednesday 19 August 2020, 2pm - Practical tips and examples that you can implement in your business today.

  • Understanding marketing, customer experience and technology for your business
  • Practical examples of regional businesses and the impact
  • Further resources to help you.

Featuring: Phil Ore - Regional Growth Project Host and Co-founder of 25eight; Emma Van Smale - Innovation and Transformation Consultant, Me Three; and Kim Fernandes - Educator, Marketing Entourage.

VTIC Insight Webinar Series

Financial Management with Westpac - Tuesday 4 August 2020

Managing an Outbreak with Crisis Shield, in partnership with TEVE - Tuesday 11 August 2020

Managing and Mitigating Risks with Adroit - Wuesday 18 August 2020

 Register to attend webinars now 




Tourism Resources 

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

VTIC COVID-19 dedicated business support page

Key information, including support and funding specific to the tourism industry .

COVID-19 business support and financial assistance finder

Business Victoria launched a tool to help you determine what support you may be eligible for at a state and federal level. The finder will ask you a series of questions to help find the assistance you may qualify for based on your circumstances. You can launch the finder here.

Night Time Economy Support Program

A $30 million dedicated fund for Victoria’s night-time economy to support the hardest-hit businesses in hospitality. 

Register your interest for the new night-time economy support program.

Free COVID Clean module through Quality Tourism Framework

As part of the national Quality Tourism Framework, the new COVID Clean module can provide core base-practices that businesses can employ in operating safely in the current environment. Based on the Safe Work Australia guidelines, the COVID Clean module covers the steps businesses should be taking to provide a hygienic environment for staff and visitors. As part of the COVID Clean module and eligibility to use the logo, businesses who are not currently accredited must also complete Level One accreditation (free to the end of 2020). Register for the COVID Clean module.

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.

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

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

Visit Victoria has provided some useful industry tools and resources. 

Domestic impact of COVID-19 and how wine businesses are adapting.

An online space for hospitality professionals to come together and discuss how they are dealing with the impact of COVID-19 in our industry.

List your tourism business on the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) for FREE!

The ATDW is an online database of tourism information and is one of the key ways in which you can tap into the Australian visitor industry. Visit Victoria has announced that the (ATDW) listings will be free for all Victorian tourism operators. Existing subscribers will see their current listing extended by 12 months and new businesses provided with a 12-month listing free of charge for a limited time list your business now.

VTIC- Free membership

The Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is currently offering FREE membership options for eligible tourism businesses. There are many resources available to you and your business to assist you in navigating through the current challenges in the wake of COVID-19, whilst ensuring the health and well-being of your staff and visitors.




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