Queensland Tourism Industry Council
The organisation formerly known as Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay Queensland (BBFQ) is now owned and managed by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC). The sub-committee, which operates under the QTIC Board, meets several times each year to provide support and advice on sector-specific matters.
Members of the QTIC sub-committee, representing a cross-section of Queensland's bed and breakfast and farmstay sector, provide a valuable service to the tourism industry by collaborating with QTIC to highlight important policies, legislative issues or other industry concerns impacting on B&B businesses throughout the state.
As at April 2013, the QTIC sub-committee members are:
The secretariat of the sub-committee can be contacted at QTIC on (07) 3236 1445 or email email@example.com.
Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC)
QTIC is the peak industry body for tourism in Queensland. A private sector, membership-based organisation, QTIC represents the interests of the tourism and hospitality industry across the state. QTIC’s primary objective is to achieve the best outcomes from Queensland’s tourism potential.
A strong voice for tourism can support a strong tourism industry. In turn, a strong tourism industry drives sustainable business and product development, stimulates business attraction and investment, develops workforce skills and training and supports tourism jobs and business.
Why join QTIC?
We can never take for granted that tourism will receive the recognition it requires from governments and other stakeholders to ensure continued growth, performance and profitability in the industry. To engage the tourism industry in all decision processes that shape our future, businesses need an effective and united voice. QTIC provides that service. We need your membership support to build our capacity to speak up for you, at all levels of government.
QTIC is dedicated to:
- Promoting a wider understanding of hospitality, tourism and events as major activities that contribute substantially to the economic and social well-being of the state;
- Uniting Queensland’s tourism industry;
- Advocating policies and initiatives that are responsive to the needs of tourism and relates industries with federal, state and local governments and their agencies’ programs;
- Assisting in the promotion and development of quality experiences for visitors;
- Developing and presenting unified policy positions and encouraging the adoption of regional and national policies that facilitate travel for visitors;
- Promoting a profitable and professional hospitality and tourism industry in Queensland; and
- Promoting, undertaking and disseminating research and information relating to the promoting a wider understanding of hospitality, tourism and events and promoting a profitable and professional hospitality industry.
Who are QTIC’s members?
Queensland’s 13 Regional Tourism Organisation (RTOs) are members of QTIC in addition to 18 industry sector associations and more than 3,000 regional members operating in all sectors of the tourism industry. QTIC works in partnership with government agencies and industry bodies at a local, state and national level, to strengthen the voice of tourism in all relevant policy forums.
Why your business will benefit from membership?
Tourism operators are affected by a large range of government policies, laws and regulations. The future of our industry is influenced in no small measure by decisions that governments and government agencies make – occasionally without recognising the impact such decisions may have on our industry. Tourism must remain vigilant and continuously present its case in every policy industry, QTIC maintains a consistent and credible industry presence at every level of government.
QTIC supports business growth, assists operators in addressing development challenges and identifies new opportunities for the industry. We work to address statewide and sectoral issues and respond to meet the growing and diverse needs of our members, including individual operators, Regional Tourism Organisations, sector associations and other stakeholders including government agencies.
QTIC Skills Link is the Skills Alliance for the tourism, hospitality and caravanning sector. Our role involves building strategic and local partnerships with industry and employers, engaging with all relevant stakeholders and ensuring access to the best possible skilling and employment solutions for businesses and staff, when they need them.
Queensland Tourism Awards
The Queensland Tourism Awards judging is coordinated by QTIC and involves a panel of 18 judges and a Chairperson. The benefits of entering the tourism awards are not just confined to winners. By addressing the business-focused criteria in each category, operators put themselves through a rigorous process of self-analysis that supports their business planning and provides an accurate record of their business performance each year.
QTIC organises a range of events, from major lunches and dinners to exclusive boardroom lunches and topic specific functions with presentations from Ministers, business leaders and tourism and hospitality experts. Through these events, we are able to offer networking opportunities and provide direct and effective input into government policy development.
Information dissemination is a key benefit of membership. With a bi-monthly newsletter, provision of presentations, reports and workshops on significant issues, QTIC members are better informed on market trends and issues affecting their buisness and are therefore more competitive in the market place.
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