The Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP), with the support of Destination Melbourne Ltd, are currently offering a one on one mentoring session for selected businesses within the Melbourne area who have registered to access the ATAP online program from January 1st to May 1st 2013.
Five businesses that have registered with ATAP will be randomly drawn to receive a two hour mentoring session with a member of ATAP staff, at a time of their choosing. The names will be drawn on Monday 6th of May and ATAP will contact the recipients once drawn.
The two hour session will focus on introducing the business to the online program, taking them through each of the modules and providing support for their application. It will also provide businesses with an opportunity to gain feedback and advice on their business systems/plans in place.
The aim of the mentoring session is to assist in the development of the business and to give them a head start on completing their ATAP application.
As this is a pilot initiative, to begin with it will only be available to businesses that reside within the Melbourne or inner Melbourne suburbs.
For a copy of the registration form or to find our more contact the ATAP office on (03) 9620 4199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 13, 2013 at 11:35 am | Featured Business | No comment
The team at Tourism Australia has been very busy promoting the T-QUAL brand and encouraging visitors to use T-QUAL accredited businesses. Their newsletter provides an update on recent promotional activity, what’s planned for the coming months and other useful information.
Remember, if you haven’t already done so; please contact the ATAP Victoria office to ensure you have signed up to the T-QUAL sublicense. The only way you can get involved with T-QUAL is through an endorsed accreditation scheme such as ATAP.
Already we have been able to secure a place in a range of print and PR opportunities for some of our accredited businesses that have signed up.
January 25, 2013 at 11:39 am | Featured Business | No comment
Standing: Elysa Sorahan; James Archibald; Don Richter; and Richard Longmore. Sitting: Terry Robinsonl Sheila O’Sullivan.
Destination Gippsland is the peak tourism body for the Gippsland region. We build strong partnerships to unite the industry and provide clear direction through tourism strategies. We support the development of infrastructure and new product and we provide professional development programs to industry to improve the visitor experience.
Our overarching objective is to let Australia, and the world, know about what a fantastic place Gippsland is to visit. Our key vision is that by 2012 the region will be embraced as an exceptional nature based destination. With heart pumping valleys, pristine beaches and lakes to snow capped mountains, it shouldn’t be too hard.
Destination Gippsland won the award for Tourism Marketing at the Victorian Tourism Awards in 2010, which inducted us into the prestigious Hall of Fame. We won the Australian Tourism Award for Tourism Marketing announced in March 2011. We continually strive to improve the organisation as well as the professionalism and training of the Gippsland tourism industry.
May 13, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Featured Business | No comment
At Escape Discovery Adventures we asked ourselves, “in all our travels around the world, what made for the most outstanding memories?”
The answer was always real value for money, a feeling of experiencing something different and above all a sense of discovery and fun- and that’s the overriding philosophy in everything we do.
Specialising in one of the most beautiful and diverse regions in the world, the Great Ocean Road, we conduct smaller group tours (max 10) with an emphasis on an attention to detail to provide a truly unique, informative and relaxed experience along our specially designed route that enables us to get closer to the experience whilst sourcing the best of regional suppliers for lunch and dinner to complete your travelling experience.
March 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Featured Business | No comment
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – Australia’s internationally acclaimed celebration of food and wine.
Each year, the Festival unveils a world-class program of more than 250 events over two weeks – a true expression of Melbourne’s infamous love of food and wine that captures the attention of food-lovers in their hundreds of thousands.
Entering its 19th year, the Festival’s prestigious reputation attracts the world’s biggest culinary and wine personalities to its door to participate in a program that also showcases Victoria’s own celebrated chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, sommeliers and artisan producers.
From 4 to 14 March 2011 the Festival will spill through restaurant doors, down narrow laneways, out into bustling foodie precincts and deep into picturesque wine and river country.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival was inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame for the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards in 2010. The Festival was honoured with the state’s highest tourism accolade for its third consecutive win in the Major Festivals and Events category.
February 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Featured Business | No comment
Melbourne Aquarium offers four amazing world’s filled with beautiful and unique aquatic animals. Start your journey in the stunning state-of-the-art Antarctic exhibit, home to cheeky Gentoo and King penguins and now Australia’s first Gentoo penguin chicks. Prepare to be surprised as you explore the depths of the ocean in Weird and Wonderful then journey from River to Reef and explore the newly refurbished and amazingly vibrant Coral Atoll. Finish in the awe-inspiring Sharks Alive, see the 2.2 million litre Oceanarium’s most unique and newest residents, baby Hammerheads, they are nothing like you have ever seen before. With daily animal feeding shows and diver presentations adding to the adventure Melbourne Aquarium is an aquatic wonderland for all ages to enjoy.
December 22, 2010 at 12:16 am | Featured Business | No comment
Each month we will highlight an accredited business that has really adapted to the accreditation principles of continuous improvement and best practice operating systems. These businesses are a leading example of standards set by an accredited business.
Montfort Manor is a sanctuary providing luxury accommodation in the Central Gippsland town of Traralgon. Situated in a peaceful rural ambience on 7.5 acres of landscaped gardens it is located only 4kms from the C.B.D.
Built from stunning Mt Gambier limestone, in a contemporary English country style, it is complimented with a large pool, a 25 meter gas heated lap lane, a championship size synthetic tennis court, an elevated garden pavilion, wrought iron waterfront gazebo and a picturesque dam.
Four well-appointed suites provide superior executive accommodation and include ensuite, kitchenette, king/queen beds, free wireless broadband, plasma TV, DVD, surround sound, kitchenette. Other facilities include guest lounge, sunroom and library.
With guaranteed privacy, first-rate hospitality and soft-spoken extravagance, Montfort Manor offers a superior setting for romantic getaways, weddings nights and leisure stays – and a quiet respite for the executive overnighter.
November 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Featured Business | No comment
De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate is where the family philosophy of great wine, food and friends has come together in a magnificent setting. The estate is located only one hour’s drive from Melbourne, nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and set amidst landscaped gardens and extensive vineyards.
Offering a range of experiences from relaxed and informal tastings of their elegant cool climate wines to a Cheese Shop run by renowned cheese maker Richard Thomas, where visitors will find a range of domestic and world renowned cheeses for tasting and sale.
Visitors can also dine in the rustic Italian inspired restaurant “Locale” which offers superb views from every window and an atmosphere that is both stylish and inviting.
In 2009 De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate won their third consecutive Victorian Tourism Award for Tourism Winery, Distillery or Boutique Brewery and were inducted into the Victorian Tourism Hall of Fame. De Bortoli has also been awarded the QANTAS 2008 and 2009 Australian Tourism Award. A fantastic achievement and well deserved.
Visit the De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate website.