Operating a Tourism Business

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There are a number of tourism bodies nationally and in Victoria that are charged with advancing the Visitor Economy. Each offers a range of resources to the industry including relevant information about networking, promotion and business opportunities.

Looking to set up a tourism or hospitality business in Hume? Find out how Council can facilitate the process and support you.

Visitor economy resources

Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW)

The ATDW is an online database of tourism information which was created by Tourism Australia and all of the state and territory tourism organisations. ATDW is one of the key ways in which you can tap into the Australian visitor industry. An ATDW listing (formerly known as a Visit Victoria listing) will increase your business' online exposure and website traffic. More than 50 key tourism websites draw on ATDW listing content, providing you with the organic traffic and valuable links from many highly credible tourism websites.

Visit Australian Tourism Data Warehouse website for more information.

Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC)

ATEC is the peak industry body representing Australia's $43 billion tourism export sector. ATEC represents more than 1000 members across Australia including large national and multinational companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. Member services include B2B opportunities, industry advocacy and development, education and business capacity building, local and national networking events and conferences.

Visit Australian Tourism Export Council website for more information.

Business Victoria - Tourism Industry Business Support

Victorian Government’s lead tourism agency. Here you will find detailed information on a range of resources from Visit Victoria and the broader industry including starting a tourism business, tourism excellence, business development, sustainable tourism, Victorian Tourism Awards, marketing opportunities, tips on working with the media, crisis resources and useful facts and figures.

Visit Business Victoria website for information on Victoria's tourism industry.

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB)

MCB is a not-for-profit company that markets Melbourne and Victoria as a premier business events destination. Become a member visit Melbourne Convention Bureau website.

Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia, established by the federal government in 1967, promotes Australia to the world as a tourist destination. Tourism Victoria works closely with Tourism Australia in targeted international markets and participates in the Partnership Australia program.

Visit Tourism Australia website for more information. 

Tourism Research Australia

Tourism Research Australia provides statistics, research and analysis to support industry development, policy development and marketing for the Australian tourism industry.

Visit Tourism Research Australia website for more information.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (VCCI)

VECCI's core activities are lobbying, commercial activities and the promotion of membership services. VCCI works effectively at a federal level to improve the environment for Australian businesses, achieving broad success in taxation and regulation reform.

Visit Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry website for more information.

Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC)

VTIC is the peak tourism industry body in Victoria designed to help members enhance their tourism businesses. They arrange workshops, forums, and are great at facilitating business networks.

Visit Victoria Tourism Industry Council website for more information. 

Visit Victoria

Promote your tourism business or event on the Visit Victoria website.

Young Tourism Network (YTN)

The YTN is a Victorian member based networking group that aims to connect young and new people in the Victorian tourism industry and all affiliated sectors and businesses such as travel, leisure, hospitality, marketing, events, attractions, tour operators and other tourism business operators.

YTN is run by a committee of members who work and study within tourism related fields. Join now and start working towards getting your dream job, or just meet like minded young people in the industry at networking and social events.

Visit the Young Tourism Network website for more information.

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