Tourism Australia

Australia braces after first of many quarters of expected poor export tourism figures

As parts of Melbourne are again put into lockdown due to a flare up of coronavirus cases, the latest International Visitor Survey (IVS) results, published 8 July by the Australian Tourism Export Council, look set to be the first of a long series of grim quarterly readings and reveal the desperate prospects of Australia’s export tourism industry. “The March quarter IVS show the last gasps of ...

AIME 2021 moves forward to March Down Under

With continuing uncertainty around international travel due to Covid-19, organisers of the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), have bought a little extra time for their annual show and moved the 2021 edition forward a month into March (15-17). The event will still take place at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and will incorporate a virtual format. The AIME team is promi...

Australia to give business a boost with business events recovery programme

Applications for a new domestic partnership programme to support Australia’s industry-led business events marketing and distribution projects will open 1 July. Launched as part of Business Events Australia’s coronavirus recovery strategy, the programme will see Tourism Australia’s specialist business events unit work closely with industry on activity which encourages business events to take place ...

BECA delivers CovidSafe guidelines to Australian government

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has delivered a set of safety and hygiene procedures to the Australian government. The document, ‘The CovidSafe Guidelines for Business Events’, demonstrates that business events are different to other ‘mass gatherings’ and should open as soon as possible. The Guidelines also outline how event organisers and the broader industry can keep their events...

Tourism Australia sets up a virtual weekend Down Under for planners

National tourism board Tourism Australia is inviting event planners around the globe to enjoy a slice of Australia with a curated programme of live virtual travel experiences on the weekend of 15-17 May. The initiative called ‘Live from Aus’ will deliver 24 hours of education and entertainment across two days, with new content debuting each hour. Offering a glimpse of what’s possible for future in...

Tourism Australia fund converts 28 international bids

A Meetings and Events Australia Industry Leaders breakfast held at the ICC Sydney on 28 November 2019 heard that Tourism Australia’s Bid Fund had successfully converted 28 international bid wins in its first year to 1 May 2019.

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...