• Another Crippling Blow

    The tourism industry is left grappling with the announcement by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to close the Queensland border to NSW and ACT, in addition to Victoria.

    The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), Chief Executive Daniel Gschwind voiced his concerns for the future of the tourism industry in these uncertain times.
  • Salute to Excellence Awards 2020 - Winners Announced

    QTIC is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Salute to Excellence Awards.  Hosted by Chris Parsons, the online live announcement enabled entrants, teachers, parents, trainers and special industry guests to come together to recognise and celebrate the achievements of students and teachers across the industry. 

  • Insurance challenges

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has launched an inquiry to investigate the practices of the insurance industry that impact small businesses and consider whether small business insurance products are fit for purpose.

    We’ve been hearing from an increasing number of members recently about a growing trend of insurance companies denying businesses insurance completely or pricing insurance policies out of reach.  QTIC has raised this as an urgent issue in relevant state and federal forums, including with federal members of Parliament .  The inquiry announced now will look specifically at addressing these various concerns.  While this inquiry is focused on the small business sector, we are quite aware that the problem is affecting all businesses and we will continue to pursue the issue at all levels. 

  • Shaping our Young Tourism Leaders

    The next generation of tourism leaders are stepping up to the plate by nearing completion of the QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program. 
     
    This year has had the biggest intake yet with 45 young professionals being matched with experienced tourism industry leaders from across the state.  
     
    QTIC Chief Executive Daniel Gschwind said the future of tourism depended on the passion, commitment and skills of young tourism professionals.  
  • Amendments to COVID-Safe Industry Plan & Events Framework

    The Queensland Government has made further amendments to the restrictions on businesses and activities relevant to the tourism and events industry. 

    These changes have taken immediate effect and include: 

  • Recording: Events Framework Webinar

    QTIC hosted a webinar to go over the Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events in Queensland, answering frequently asked questions to ensure event organisers can plan for a return to business with gradually increasing confidence.

  • Events Framework Webinar

    QTIC will be hosting a webinar to go over the Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events in Queensland, answering frequently asked questions to ensure event organisers can plan for a return to business with gradually increasing confidence.
     
  • Year of Indigenous Tourism Extended to 2021

    We are very pleased to report that the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, and our Tourism Minister, Kate Jones, have agreed to QTIC’s suggestion to extend the Year of Indigenous Tourism into 2021.

  • You May Have Heard - Queensland Is Good To Go!

    You may have heard - Queensland is Good To Go! Many operators are now involved in Tourism and Event’s Queensland’s Good To Go campaign, having already completed an industry approved COVID Safe plan or the free ATIC COVID Clean module to receive Good To Go recognition. If this is you, make sure that you check your listing with the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse to ensure your Good To Go status has been awarded!  
  • All aboard! Flexibility for tourism transport operators

    The previous State 2 easing of restrictions and the Tourism and Accommodation Industry COVID-safe Business Plan, provided tourism transport operators with significant limitations on their ability to operate coaches and marine vessels in a viable manner.  The generally prescribed social distancing rules could not be implemented in any practical way and were also inconsistent with other business settings.