• Tourism Calls for Action: Climate Risk too Big to Ignore

    A report released today in Madrid and commissioned by the High Level Panel for A Sustainable Ocean Economy, with includes the Australian Government, paints a disturbing picture for the future of our oceans and the communities dependent on them.

    The report, ‘The expected impacts of climate change on the ocean economy’, assesses different climate change scenarios and their impacts on fisheries and reef tourism.  It suggests potential economic losses by the end of the century of over 90 per cent for reef tourism around the world. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef tourism, despite its best management practices, will not be insulated from any losses due to likely global climate impacts. While the details of future predictions over such a long-term horizon are always open to debate, the magnitude of the threat is evident.

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  • A Successful Start to 2019-20 Business Capability Program

    The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) has seen a successful start to the 2019-20 Tourism Industry Business Capability Program (TIBCP) with 409 businesses registering to participate to date. 

    Tourism operators in Queensland are eager to take the opportunity to expand their skills and improve visitor experience throughout the industry.

    QTIC Chief Executive, Daniel Gschwind said, “It is wonderful to see such enthusiasm for this program coming from tourism operators across the state. It really shows the commitment within the industry to making Queensland a destination visitors will remember for all of the right reasons”.

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  • Chef Writes Open Letter That All Chefs Should Read

    Story from Finedining Lovers: 


    They won’t understand you. They won’t. I know this because I used to be on their side, stuck in a dead-end office, working a shitty job, making decent pay. My family and friends were convinced I’d lost my mind when I gleefully leapt into the unknown abyss of cooking. I suppose they thought it was a phase I’d soon grow out of. Could this be you? Maybe finishing high school and are contemplating a life in the kitchen, or are already in culinary school. Maybe it's not you, but rather someone close to you. Whatever the circumstances, if you’ve gotten this far, I implore you to keep reading.

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  • 2020 Year of Indigenous Tourism

    The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) are pleased to announce that 2020 will be the Year of Indigenous Tourism, following on from the successful 2019 Year of the Outback campaign.

    The official announcement was made by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones at the Queensland Tourism Awards held on Friday, November 8. 

    QTIC Deputy Chief Executive, Brett Kapernick said, “QTIC is delighted with the announcement of the 2020 Year of Indigenous Tourism and the acknowledgement of the importance of this sector to the Queensland tourism industry.

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  • 2019 Queensland Tourism Award Winners


    The Queensland tourism industry has tonight recognised the accomplishments of the Sunshine State’s most extraordinary tourism operators and individuals at the 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards.

    Presented at the newly constructed $10 million Sunshine Coast Convention Centre at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, more than 900 guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of Queensland’s best tourism operators. 

    A total of 83 Awards, including 26 Gold, 25 Silver, 24 Bronze, four highly commended and two individual Awards were presented across 28 categories, as well as two RACQ People’s Choice Awards

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  • Destination IQ a Deadly Event

    Over 150 business leaders, employers, government representatives, tourism organisations, Native Title holders and community organisations gathered at Twin Waters Sunshine Coast to discuss and strategies opportunities for First Nations tourism in Queensland.

    The event was hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry (QTIC) Council under the direction and guidance from the QTIC Indigenous Champions Network.

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  • Shark management measures in the Great Barrier Reef: A tourism industry statement

    The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is vast and diverse in its geography and it is one of the most inspiring wilderness areas on the planet. It is attracting millions of visitors every year with its beauty and ecological integrity and remains as one of Australia's most effective visitor drawcards. It is also recognised as a World Heritage Area for its unique natural attributes. 

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  • Business Capability Program Launches Complimentary Workshops

    The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) has today launched the 2019-20 Tourism Industry Business Capability Program (TIBCP).  More than 70 activities including mentoring, workshops and trade activities are available to Queensland tourism businesses to register today.


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  • We Want You! Young Professionals Mentoring Program

    What is the Program?
    QTIC’s Young Professionals Mentoring Program offers a competitive edge for employees working in the tourism and hospitality industry who are 35 years or younger. Participants gain professional development, knowledge and skills through the sharing of information and experience, matched with a senior industry professional.

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  • Your Feedback is Requested for the First Nations Tourism Potentials Plan

    It is with great pleasure to share with you the draft First Nations Tourism Potential Plan (FNTPP) for your review and feedback.

    The FNTPP has been developed through extensive consultation with First Nations communities, tourism businesses, entrepreneurs and representative organisations. We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to the development of the FNTPP. Your contribution ensures the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the tourism sector are heard, and together we can drive a positive future for First Nations tourism in Queensland.

    Thanks to all who have travelled great distances to attend the consultation sessions. Thanks also to our Foundation Bunjis, and the Strategic Advancement Group (yup, the SAG!), for your support and belief in what we are achieving.

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