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Positioning Australian tourism for future growth

10 Oct 2019

Focus on Indian visitor economy

24 Sep 2019

Opportunity missed in Tourist Refund Scheme report

10 Sep 2019

The National Audit Office’s report on the Management of the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) has missed an opportunity to highlight...

Business Events Bid Fund Program changes welcomed

16 Aug 2019

Australian Chamber-Tourism, the peak body of Australia’s tourism organisations, welcomes changes to the Government’s $12 million Business Events Bid Fund...

Australian Chamber-Tourism welcomes Working Holiday Maker program expansion

01 Jul 2019

“These positive changes in the program and Tourism Australia’s Australia Inc marketing campaign, will go a long way in attracting new...

International Visitors Survey continues to highlight positive growth story

19 Jun 2019

Australian Chamber – Tourism, the peak body of Australia’s tourism organisations, acknowledges the release of the International Visitors Survey today. The...

Australian Chamber-Tourism congratulates The Hon. Simon Birmingham on his re-appointment as Tourism Minister

26 May 2019

Australian Chamber – Tourism, the national peak body of Australian tourism organisations...

Labor Tourism Policy welcomed by Australian Chamber-Tourism

16 May 2019

The Australian Chamber – Tourism, the national peak body of Australian tourism organisations supports Labor's Tourism Policy announced yesterday evening.

Australian Chamber-Tourism welcomes Coalition’s Tourism Policy

03 May 2019

Australian Chamber – Tourism, the peak body representing national tourism groups acknowledges the formal announcement of the Coalition’s tourism policy,...

Tourism Satellite Accounts 2017-2018 highlight labour and skills needs in the visitor economy

01 May 2019

The Tourism Satellite Accounts for 2017-18 highlight the visitor economy as one...

Australian Chamber-Tourism welcomes Labor’s Tourism policy

23 Apr 2019

Australian Chamber - Tourism, the peak body representing the national tourism groups, welcomes Labor’s Tourism policy platform, which commits continued...

Budget delivers measures to keep tourism sector strong

02 Apr 2019

The measures in the budget are a good first step to continue the momentum for Australian tourism which is outperforming...

Focus on working holidaymakers welcome

14 Mar 2019

Australia’s peak body of tourism organisations, the Australian Chamber-Tourism welcomes reports today that the Government has announced a new campaign...

Australian Chamber-Tourism Chair appointed to Tourism Australia Board

30 Jan 2019

“The appointment recognises both John Hart’s expertise and the role that Australian Chamber-Tourism plays in coordinating the industry voice. With...

ACTU’s advocacy against Working Holiday Makers ignores the benefits

15 Jan 2019

Australian Chamber-Tourism Executive Chair, John Hart said, “the Working Holiday Maker Visa Program is not only a vital source of...

International Visitors Survey reflects the high value delivered by Tourism

02 Nov 2018

“Our message is clear, tourism works for Australia and these results are further evidence of this. We need to do...

Increased age eligibility for Canadian Working Holiday Makers welcomed

06 Sep 2018

Australian Chamber-Tourism, welcomes the announcement today that Canadians up to the age of 35 years are eligible to apply for...

Australian Chamber-Tourism welcomes the appointment of Senator Birmingham as Minister for Trade and Tourism

27 Aug 2018

“We welcome the appointment of Senator Birmingham as the Minister for Trade,...

Tourism congratulates the new Prime Minister

24 Aug 2018

Australian Chamber Acting CEO and Director of Tourism, Jenny Lambert said, “Mr Morrison’s background in Tourism will better position the...

International Visitors Survey highlights Tourism as Economic and Jobs Powerhouse

19 Jul 2018

The latest International Visitors Survey for year ending March 2018 reflects an impressive increase of 6% in spend to $42.3...

New statistics highlight strong growth in Australian tourism market

17 Jul 2018

New figures on overseas arrivals and departures released today, reinforce the success of the Industry led ‘Beyond 2020’ tourism strategy, Australian...

Domestic travel key contributor to the economy: Survey

20 Jun 2018

Strong growth in domestic overnight travel reinforces domestic tourism’s contribution to the Australian economy, Australian Chamber-Tourism, Australia’s peak body for...

Some Good News In Budget for Tourism

08 May 2018

Measures in the Federal Budget 2018 that support tourism growth are welcomed by Australian Chamber - Tourism, including investments in...

Tourism continues to grow as economic powerhouse

14 Mar 2018

The status of tourism as a powerhouse in the Australian economy has been reinforced by the positive growth trend of...

Tourism Works for Australia

19 Jan 2018

“Although the number of tourism and hospitality workers is higher in some electorates compared to others, the analysis demonstrates that...

Summary of the budget update and response

20 Dec 2017

The Australian Chamber welcomed the improved budget position in this week’s Mid-year Fiscal and Economic Outlook (MYEFO) and Treasurer Scott...

Tourism a huge contributor to national economic performance

14 Dec 2017

The Executive Chair of Australian Chamber-Tourism, John Hart, commenting on today’s ABS tourism economic performance figures, said: “It is clear...

Tourism chief new President

01 Dec 2017

One of Australia’s leading tourism chiefs has been elected President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Australia’s leading...

Celebrating 50 years of job creation through tourism investment

30 Oct 2017

Australian Chamber - Tourism, the peak national tourism body in Australia, joins Tourism Australia and the Australian Government in celebrating...

Tourism an Australian economic success story, but our regions missing out on international tourism dollars

20 Sep 2017

Australian Chamber – Tourism welcomes today’s release of the National Visitor Survey...

Tourist spend at record highs

06 Sep 2017

The latest International Visitor Survey showing that spending by international tourists is at a record high of $40.6 billion further...

John Hart moves to Executive Chair of Australian Chamber – Tourism

15 Aug 2017

Well known industry figure John Hart has been appointed as Executive Chair of Australian Chamber – Tourism. 

International Tourism is the stand out performer in job generation

15 Aug 2017

Tourism is confirmed as the unsung hero of the Australian economy with record international visitor numbers in year to June...

Richard Lindsay to lead Australian Chamber – Tourism

22 May 2017

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Lindsay as the Manager of...

Budget delivers some pain for tourism businesses

09 May 2017

Australian tourism businesses are disappointed that government funding to Tourism Australia is set to fall, hurting efforts to attract more...

2017 Communications Summit Presentations

21 Mar 2017

The Australian Chamber Communications Summit, held last Friday in Melbourne, brought together the communications staff from across our network to...

Budget ideas to build on our tourism export success

16 Feb 2017

Australia is attracting record numbers of international visitors and needs to continue to invest in tourism initiatives in order to...

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