• 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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  • Talking to our Neighbours

    The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) welcomed students and peers from the Province of Nusa Tenggara Timor (NTT) in Indonesia who are undertaking a Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Training Program with Griffith University.

    QTIC Chief Executive Daniel Gschwind delivered an informative talk to discuss tourism in Australia and specifically QTIC’s role and an advocate and ‘voice for tourism’ to support sustainable tourism development.

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  • 2019 Prize for Innovation Winners!

    Today marks World Tourism Day and what better way to celebrate than to host a networking event and award the winners of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s (QTC) Prize for Innovation in Tourism. The QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism recognises micro and small to medium-sized tourism businesses in Queensland who have introduced an innovative product, service or process.

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  • Destination IQ Announces the Release of the First Nations Potentials Plan in November

    An exciting announcement as the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) has confirmed they will be releasing the draft of the First Nations Potentials Plan at the Destination IQ event on November 6.

    Destination IQ brings together tourism operators, leaders, native title holders, community organisations and government representatives to discuss the strategies for supporting the growth of Indigenous tourism in Queensland.

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