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.

Visitor economy resources

Visit Victoria - Business Support Website

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 www.tourism.vic.gov.au


Visit Victoria- Victoria’s destination website

Promote your tourism business or event on www.visitvictoria.com 


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 www.vtic.com.au

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 www.melbournecb.com.au

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 www.atec.net.au.

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 www.atdw-online.com.au.

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 www.victorianchamber.com.au.

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 www.youngtourismnetwork.com

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 www.tourism.australia.com

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 http://www.tra.gov.au/research.


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