Tourism Australia

Ever fallen in love…? ATEC welcomes new Government Down Under

The Managing Director of the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), Peter Shelley (pictured), has congratulated Australia’s Liberal-National Coalition, led by Scott Morrison, on its shock general election win over Labor. “ATEC congratulates the Coalition on its election win and looks forward to working with the new Morrison Government in advocating for policy settings that will help drive futur...

Tourism Australia CEO moves on after five years at the helm

National convention bureau Tourism Australia has announced that its Managing Director, John O’Sullivan, is to leave the organisation to take up a new role as CEO and executive director of the ASX-listed company, Experience Co. He will leave the organisation in June. Executive General Manager International, Phillipa Harrison will step up as interim MD until a permanent replacement is found. O’Sulli...

Bid Fund secures AUD$190m worth of events for Australia

Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Programme (BFP) has helped to double the value of business events secured by the country over the past three months to a new milestone of AUD$187m (US$133.7m). The BFP has also helped boost the number of applications received from the Australian business events industry, which have now reached 79 since the fund’s launch. Total expenditure by inter...