15 October Victorian Regional Review Consultation Process finalised October 15, 2019 By Accommodation Association General Victoria, regional 0 The Regional Tourism Review in Victoria was announced in March 2019 by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula and Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes to explore opportunities to encourage visitor growth in the competitive tourism market. The Accommodation Association and our members, actively participated in the consultation process undertaken by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and provided a submission to the consultation paper on 1 September 2019.Our submission addressed considerations around regulatory and planning barriers, the need for better access to data, improved infrastructure and for increased marketing investment to promote the regions. Government has undertaken to provide a response in early January 2020. Related Articles Review of the skilled migration occupation lists commenced 4 September 2019 The next update to Australia's skilled migration occupation lists is scheduled to be announced in March 2020. The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has now commenced its review of the lists and has begun public consultation. Regional Bushfire Recovery Grants In mid-February the Federal Government has announced the establishment of the $10 million Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program. Investing in regional tourism Will Hodgman, Premier & Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events, says tourism fuels our state's economy and contributes more than $3 billion to gross state product, while supporting around 38,000 jobs - 15.6% of total employment across the state. Advocacy 2021 Year in Review The Accommodation Association has been crucial in securing programs to support hotels during the 2021 lockdowns by proactively and persistently advocating for financial support to hoteliers and the tourism industry as a whole. Victoria Tourism Industry Council congratulates Scott Morrison The Victoria Tourism Industry Council congratulates the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and the Liberal National Coalition team, on their success in the 2019 federal election. VTIC looks forward to working with the re-elected Coalition government as it develops policies to grow the Victorian tourism, hospitality and events industry over the next four years. Our plan to back Australia's tourism industry and create more jobs Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment, Simon Birmingham, says a re-elected Morrison Government will continue to grow Australia's $136 billion tourism industry as part of our plan to keep the economy strong and generate another 1.25 million jobs across Australia Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.