• Inbound tourism remains strong but signs of weakening growth must be heeded

    Published on : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Australia has enjoyed a magnificent ride on the back of a growing export tourism industry, now worth more than $44bn annually, but the latest industry figures show signs of softening across a number of key indicators. The March 2019 International …

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  • ATEC: Labor vision positive for regions but short on investment for growth

    Published on : Thursday, May 16, 2019

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has welcomed Labor’s ‘Plan for Tourism’ announced today, a policy that has particular focus on regional tourism development.   “Tourism drives growth – particularly in regional communities – and we are pleased to see …

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  • Australian tourism needs action on visas

    Published on : Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Lengthy processing times and archaic visa application systems are hampering Australia’s competitive edge with India and China – two important markets suffering significant delays affecting our desirability as a holiday destination. The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has today called …

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  • ATEC: A modest tourism budget amidst a $7.1bn surplus

    Published on : Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    This year’s Federal Budget has delivered a modest increase for tourism which includes an increase in funding for money to build new regional tourism icons, a continued freeze of the Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) and additional money for the Export …

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  • ATEC: export tourism’s strong contribution to Australia’s economy

    Published on : Monday, April 1, 2019

    The latest tourism industry performance figures, the International Visitor Survey (IVS) results, show the industry is continuing to record strong growth with international visitor spending now sitting at $43.9bn annually. With arrivals up 5%, bringing 8.5 million international visitors each …

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  • ATEC welcomes investment in export grants program

    Published on : Friday, March 29, 2019

    The Federal Government’s announcement today of an additional $60million in funding for the Export Marketing Development Grants scheme (EMDG) over the next three years has been welcomed by the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today.   “Many Australian tourism businesses …

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  • Tourism calls on Government to ‘Budget’ for industry growth

    Published on : Friday, March 29, 2019

    Australia’s peak export tourism industry association, the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has delivered a strong message to the Federal Government ahead of next week’s budget, outlining the additional expenditure needed to super-charge the success of the $43 billion industry. …

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  • ATEC: Welcome news as WA invests in international tourism marketing

    Published on : Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    ATEC has today welcomed the West Australian Government’s announcement of an additional $9m investment of new marketing money to boost international visitation to the State. “This money will allow Tourism WA to take on strong and tactical marketing campaigns that …

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  • ATEC welcomes campaign targeting youth markets

    Published on : Thursday, March 14, 2019

    ATEC welcomes the new advertising and awareness campaign aimed at our key Working Holiday Maker markets, launched today by Tourism Australia, as an inspiring and interesting way to position Australia to the youth market. “This initiative will target a market …

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  • ATEC Welcomes new push to attract Chinese visitors

    Published on : Thursday, March 7, 2019

    The Federal Government’s announcement of a new advertising campaign aimed at attracting independent Chinese visitors will help boost visitation to regional Australia. “This campaign targets the growing FIT segment of the Chinese visitor market, encouraging people seeking adventure and exploration …

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  • ATEC Meeting Place Sells Out in Darwin

    Published on : Monday, November 26, 2018

    ATEC’s annual gathering of the export tourism industry’s thought leaders, decision makers and business development managers have come to Darwin to explore ‘Authentic Australia’.   This year’s Meeting Place, held at the Darwin Convention Centre, has been well supported with …

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  • ATEC recognises outstanding contribution by industry leaders

    Published on : Friday, November 23, 2018

    Australia’s export tourism industry has recognised the outstanding contribution of its leaders at the annual Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Excellence Awards held at the Darwin Convention Centre on Wednesday night.   The awards recognise the most outstanding contribution of …

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  • Working Holiday Visa changes will keep Australia on the list for backpackers

    Published on : Monday, November 5, 2018

    Changes announced today by the Federal Government which will allow working holiday visa holders to stay longer and work more flexibly will help to reinstate Australia as a favoured destination for backpackers.   “These changes, coupled with those announced last …

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  • Expanding Australia’s High Net Worth appeal a positive for tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 3, 2018

    Tourism Australia’s latest campaign directly targeting High Net Worth Asian visitors is a welcome move for thousands of tourism businesses across Australia. Announced during a visit to Indonesia by the new Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment …

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  • ATEC takes initiative to expand wine tourism

    Published on : Friday, July 27, 2018

    The Australian Tourism Export Council or ATEC will start a new program to support and educate Australian wine businesses in marketing initiatives to inter­national visitors, after a winning bid to develop and expand on the capability building program for wine …

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  • ATEC: Roadshow promotes WA to Eastern state Travel Distributors

    Published on : Thursday, May 24, 2018

    East coast based ITOs, travel agents and product managers from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are deep diving into the best of West Australian travel experiences with the ‘Just Another Day in WA’ roadshow being hosted by Tourism WA and ATEC …

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  • ATEC seeks federal budget for supporting tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Australia’s tourism industry needs continued strong political leadership and commitment for maintaining its success and reap further opportunities for the national economy.   Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Managing Director, Peter Shelley explains, “This budget is a great opportunity for …

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  • ATEC: Budget must build on tourism’s future

    Published on : Monday, May 7, 2018

    Australia’s tourism industry needs continued strong political leadership and commitment in order to maintain its success and grow further opportunities for the national economy, the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Managing Director, Peter Shelley has said ahead of tomorrow’s Federal …

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  • ATEC wins Federal Government grant to deliver wine tourism conference

    Published on : Friday, May 4, 2018

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has successfully bid for a grant to deliver a Wine Tourism Conference to assist wine businesses across the country in engaging with the growing international tourist market. The $35,000 grant, awarded by the International …

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  • Croc Dundee puts Australia back in front millions of Americans

    Published on : Monday, February 5, 2018

    Tourism Australia’s latest advertising campaign, aimed directly at attracting more American visitors, is the most innovative and exciting destination campaign of 2018, delivering big on the comic appeal of our best loved export, Crocodile Dundee.   “The hype and expectation …

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