In it’s 12th year, the VIC Summit will be held in Melbourne to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square.
The summit aims to:
- Provide the VIC network with updates on key issues affecting the management of Visitor Information Centres;
- Provide a forum to share knowledge, practical experiences and future innovations;
- Strengthen relationships and networks amongst individuals, businesses, regions and local areas where tourism is a key economic driver;
- Provide a forum to examine the business values and practices needed to remain competitive and to provide professional visitor information services; and
- Encourage ongoing support for sustainable tourism growth in Victoria.
Have you registered to attend next week? Would you like more information?
Follow the jump to the website: vtic.com.au/VICSummit2012
July 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm | General | No comment
Melbourne Tourism Industry Exchange is turning 5 this year and Destination Melbourne is pleased to announce that the event will be taking place on Tuesday 4th of September as a part of the Victoria Tourism Week celebrations.
This year will also see the event revamped with a new venue. ZINC at Federation Square, right in the heart of our great city, will play host to the visitor industries biggest information exchange.
The Exchange provides the opportunity for all levels of the tourism sector to engage at a grassroots level; to network, exchange information and share knowledge. It’s a great way to get the latest industry updates, connect with tourism businesses and industry representatives and to network in a relaxed environment.
Why you should attend this event:
• Get the latest news from attractions, regional destinations, retailers, tour operators, industry bodies and other service providers who will be showcasing their products as exhibitors
• Connect with tourism operators and industry representatives
• Have the chance to win amazing door prizes
Click here for more information.
RSVP: To ensure you don’t miss this important visitor industry event, register your attendance today by emailing email@example.com
|Date & Time:||04 Sep 2012 13:00 – 16:00|
|Venue:||ZINC @ Federation Square
Corner of Flinders and Swanston Street
July 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm | General | No comment
Ever considered entering the Victorian Tourism Awards?
Visit the website to find out why entering the Victorian Tourism Awards would benefit your business: www.victoriantourismawards.com.au
Do you know someone you would like to enter into one of the below individual categories:
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
This award recognises the extraordinary personal and professional achievement and contribution by an individual over many years to the Australian, and particularly the Victorian tourism industry.
Outstanding Conbribution by Volunteers
This award celebrates the strong, ongoing personal commitment made by volunteers who freely give their time and skill, contributing to the professionalism of our industry and the positive image of tourism in Victoria.
This award recognises an individual, less than 35 years of age, working in the tourism industry and their contribution to the development of a vibrant and professional tourism industry.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the team at Tourism Victoria. Details can be found here.
July 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm | General | No comment
|The 2012 Victoria Tourism Week is just around the corner, so remember to put it in your diary!
From 3rd – 8th September, Tourism Week will be celebrating the amazing contribution visitors make to the social and economic well being of all Victorians.
From the Victorian Tourism Industry Council website:
In 2012 we will have a program that will aim to:
Key events already locked in include:
July 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm | General | No comment
Matt Moran has just returned from an exciting trip to Victoria, where he experienced and promoted an array of quality assured tourism products as part of the T-QUAL Tick Tour.
The renowned chef, father of two and co-owner of a T-QUAL endorsed business is the acting ambassador for T-QUAL Accreditation. As such, the past few months have seen Moran travelling around Australia ‘T-QUAL style’, experiencing quality restaurants, tours, attractions and accommodation endorsed by the T-QUAL Tick – Australia’s national symbol of tourism quality.
“Once again the T-QUAL Tick Tour has really opened my eyes to the high quality tourism experiences on offer in Australia, that are now even easier to find – just look for the T-QUAL Tick,” said Moran.
Whilst in Victoria, Moran had a chance to soak up the cultural city of Melbourne, as well as the beautiful and tranquil Yarra Valley.
“Victoria is known as a cultural hub of Australia, and while I enjoyed the amazing art, history and culture of Melbourne, I also welcomed getting the opportunity to experience the unique beauty of the Yarra Valley.”
The trip began with a CBD Walking Tour through some of Melbourne’s famous laneways and streets which led Moran to a delicious lunch at Ezard, one of Melbourne’s most elegant modern fusion restaurants.
After a sumptuous meal, Moran headed to Domaine Chandon, a vineyard in the Yarra Valley established by French champagne house Moët & Chandon in 1986, where he was treated to a range tasting and a tour of the winery.
This was followed by dinner at Eleonore’s Restaurant at Chateau Yering, a fine dining experience which was awarded One Chef’s Hat in The Age Good Food Guide 2012.
After a full day’s adventure experiencing T-QUAL endorsed products, Moran returned to the comfort and refined surroundings of the Sanctuary Park Cottages, a unique and private accommodation offering set on a 20 acre property in the heart of the Yarra Valley.
Day two began with a trip to the award winning Melbourne Aquarium, one of Victoria’s must-see tourist attractions. This was followed by lunch at Vue De Monde, Shannon Bennett’s established, recently reinvigorated fine dining restaurant in the heart of Melbourne’s iconic Rialto. No trip to Melbourne would be complete without a visit to the Melbourne Cricket Ground and National Sports Museum. Moran enjoyed a tour of the MCG seating bowl and arena, before taking in the recently launched Olympic Posters Exhibition in the National Sports Museum. After all that excitement, Moran enjoyed a well-deserved rest at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, one of the city’s leading world-class hotels just steps away from the cosmopolitan Southbank area.
Everyone can join Moran on his journey by following the T-QUAL Tick Tour blog (t-qual.tumblr.com) and by booking any of these T-QUAL endorsed products themselves.
Check out Matt Moran’s journey so far at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoRL2Ho5WUk&feature=youtu.be.
For further information on T-QUAL Accreditation visit www.tourism.australia.com/t-qual.
July 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm | General | No comment