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7 April 2015

NSW Business Chamber joins Queensland Tourism Industry Council in uniting national Accreditation Program

The announcement today that both the peak industry bodies of the NSW Business Chamber (Tourism Industry division) and Queensland Tourism Industry Council have committed to joining ATAP marks a historical juncture for tourism in Australia.
For the first time, all the States across Australia will now provide a standardised online, quality business accreditation program to help a wide range of businesses grow across the nation’s visitor economy.

6 March 2015

$6 million for Regional Conference Strategy will help boost NSW Visitor Economy

The Baird Government’s election commitment to invest $6 million to attract more conferences to regional NSW is an important step towards boosting the State’s visitor economy and supporting job creation in regional areas.

Sydney International Art Series to bolster Visitor Economy

The Sydney Business Chamber has said the two exclusive exhibitions announced as part of the annual International Art series are good news for Sydney in growing our visitor economy and enhancing our appeal as a cultural destination.

16 February 2015

$12 million earmarked for Monaro region to help attract tourists and boost local economy

The Tourism Industry division has welcomed the Baird Government’s $12 million commitment to boosting tourism and major events in the Monaro region if re-elected on March 28.

“The State Government’s $12 million funding commitment to secure more events and increase tourism in Queanbeyan, Cooma, the Snowy Mountains and surrounding areas will help attract visitors during the shoulder seasons and provide a much-needed boost to the local economy,” said Dean Gorddard, Executive Manager of the Tourism Industry division of the NSW Business Chamber.
NSW Government committed to strengthening tourism in Western Sydney and regional NSW

With regional tourism and overnight visitation numbers stagnating over the past 20 years, NSW Business Chamber has advocated for an injection of government funding to breathe life into the events and tourism industry of Western Sydney and regional NSW.
Following NSW Business Chamber’s recent policy paper, NSW Visitor Economy on the move, submitted to all sides of the political spectrum in the State, we are pleased to see that the Baird Government is planning to extend its’ efforts to achieve the 2020 target of doubling overnight expenditure to $36 billion.