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- A listing of Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy's partnerships with the tourism industry
The Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy Branch (TEVE) and Visit Victoria work in close partnership with the tourism industry including individual operators, local government, the federal government, airlines, major accommodation chains and the travel trade in general.
Use the anchor links below to scroll through the list of TEVE's current partnerships with the tourism industry :
|A||Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) is the official national body through which the business interests of travel are represented. It represents the majority of travel agents in Australia, including retail outlets, industry organisations, hotels, wholesalers and tour operators.|
Australian Hotels & Hospitality Association (AHHA) accommodation division plays an influential role in the development of tourism strategy by having direct involvement and representation on Victoria's major tourism development organisations, including Visit Victoria and the Melbourne Convention Bureau.
Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) is a data storage facility that can be used by all levels of industry. It can be used by inbound tourism operators, retail travel agents and wholesalers as an invaluable tool for sourcing product, as well as an information source for globally recognised websites such as australia.com. Victorian tourism product must have and maintain a current listing with Visit Victoria to be listed on the ATDW.
Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) is the peak industry organisation representing inbound tourism operators and suppliers. ATEC represents and provides a range of membership services to all sectors of the inbound tourism industry, including: inbound tour operators, accommodation providers, attractions, airlines, cruise lines, transport and entertainment.
Bus Association Victoria Incorporated core activities are industry representation and industry development on behalf of the bus and coach operators of Victoria.
Caravan Industry Association Victoria (CIA VIC) was formed in 1952 to foster the growth of caravan holidays. CIA VIC quickly became an integral body for like-minded entrepreneurs manufacturing caravans. Today, 90 percent of all caravan manufacturing in Australia takes place in Victoria.
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|D||Destination Melbourne is an independent, not-for-profit tourism organisation empowering Melbourne's visitor industry to continually enhance the visitor experience, and inspiring visitors to explore and enjoy greater Melbourne. Destination Melbourne encourages visitors to explore greater Melbourne by producing Melbourne's Official Visitor Guide (in English and simplified Mandarin), maps, other publications and campaigns, and the delivery of industry development programs. |
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|H||Hosted Accommodation Australia Ltd (HAA) is the national peak industry organisation representing bed and breakfasts, farmstays, guest houses, and owner operated, self-contained accommodation. HAA provides a consumer website to promote its member properties, as well as advocacy and member services including professional development, networking, mentoring, member and discounts.|
HOSTPLUS is a sponsor of Victorian Tourism Awards, and a leading industry superannuation fund for the tourism and hospitality industries in Australia.
|M||Melbourne Airport is a sponsor of Victorian Tourism Awards, and recognises the critical importance of rewarding innovation and excellence in the tourism industry intrinsically linked to the Airport – the state's tourism gateway. |
Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) is a not-for-profit organisation with over 40 years' experience in securing international and national conferences, incentive programs and other business events for the state of Victoria by working with associations, corporate organisations and event planners from around the world. MCB's vision is to make Victoria one of the world's most successful conference destinations, resulting in a significant contribution to the state's economy and community. MCB is a full service bureau with staff and representation in five countries - Australia (Melbourne and New South Wales), China, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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|P||Parks Victoria is a sponsor of the Victorian Tourism Awards, and manages over four million hectares of Victoria's natural wonders, including many memorable tourist destinations. Parks Victoria supports the tourism industry with inspirational visitor experiences in the state's parklands, and celebrates its role in tourism as 'Healthy Parks are Healthy People'. |
Peter Jones Special Events (PJSE) look after all aspects of events, big or small, and provide the development of the creative concept and theme, venue, invitations, entertainment, menus and decorations.
Professional Tour Guides Association of Australia (PTGAA) has the responsibility of representing tour guides in Victoria, focusing on professional development and business networking for its members. Visit Victoria supports the work of the PTGAA, including the development of a national accreditation program for the industry.
|R||RACV makes a direct contribution to the state's tourism industry as a progressive and proud industry member, dedicated to providing its two million plus members with quality products and services. RACV has been a partner of the Victorian Tourism Awards for over 15 years.|
Restaurant & Catering Victoria is the peak industry body representing restaurants, caterers, cafes, reception centres and other food service related businesses in Victoria. With an emphasis on promoting excellence within the tourism and hospitality industry, it provides business support and a range of benefits to members throughout both metropolitan and regional Victoria.
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|S||Star Ratings Australia are an internationally recognised symbol for quality accommodation standards, used in more than 70 countries worldwide, reflecting the cleanliness, quality and condition of guest facilities. A Star Rating is determined by more than 200 criteria ranked by Australian travellers according to what's important to them. Star Ratings are awarded to six distinct accommodation categories: Hotels, Motels, Serviced Apartments, Hosted Accommodation, Caravan-Holiday Parks and Self Catering properties.|
Tourism Australia is a statutory authority of the Australian Government, which promotes Australia as a tourism destination internationally and domestically and delivers research and forecasts for the sector. Tourism Australia has been a sponsor of the Victorian Tourism Awards for the past four years.
TTF Australia is a national, apolitical lobby group representing the chief executives of the major corporations and institutions in Australia's tourism and transport industries. Visit Victoria works with TTF across a range of industry issues.
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Victorian Caravan Parks Association (VCPA) is the industry association representing the caravan parks in Victoria. The VCPA aims to provide a range of services to its members, whilst aiding in the development and promotion of the caravan park industry in Victoria.
VTIC has been a long-standing and active supporter of the Victorian Tourism Awards, delivering preparatory workshops for Awards entrants over the past three years and, more recently, managing the Mentoring Program. VTIC is proud to support the VTA Program with its aim of achieving and maintaining excellence in the Victorian tourism industry.
Victoria University (VU) is the pacesetter when it comes to delivering all levels of courses in hospitality, tourism and events. Working with the industry, VU provides a truly international educational experience for students, with many graduates going on to become key players in the local and international scenes. VU has been a sponsor of the Victorian Tourism Awards for over 15 years.
|W||William Angliss Institute is the specialist centre for foods, tourism and hospitality combining extensive industry collaboration with industry-skilled trainers and over 70 years experience in delivering dynamic training. The Institute is uniquely positioned to provide relevant training to individual learners and employees, delivering customised, innovative training solutions within the workplace that are flexible and tailored to meet specific requirements.|
|Y||Young Tourism Network (YTN) is a Victorian based social networking group formally launched in May 2006. YTN, through both social and professional development events and industry alliances, aims to enhance and foster the career development and professional excellence of the people within the Victorian tourism industry. The Young Tourism Network is run by a committee of members who work and study within tourism industry related fields.|
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