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Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) is the state peak body for tourism. As a not for profit membership organisation QTIC advocates on behalf of the industry and provides a number of highlights including for business support, workforce development, training and training resources, policy development, lobbying and networking events.

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is a statutory authority of the Queensland Government. TEQ markets and develops the tourism industry in Queensland, and strongly contributes to supporting businesses and destinations to improve the overall appeal and experience of the destinations.

Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) There are 14 Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) in Queensland, which in total cover the entire state. RTOs are designed to enhance the tourism industry in their respective regions through providing a range of highlights including destination marketing, destination development, communication and education for industry development, leadership and industry representation.

Local Tourism Organisations (LTOs) provide marketing and business support highlights to their respective areas.

Local Government is a key support agency for Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay Operators. Contact the LGAQ for your local Council.

AAA Tourism manages the Australian STAR Rating Scheme on behalf of Australia's Auto Clubs, certifying STAR Ratings to more than 8,000 properties Australia-wide. The Scheme covers a range of accommodation types including hotels, motels, B&Bs, guesthouses, tourist parks and self-catering.

Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay NSW/ACT is the industry Association for Bed & Breakfast, Farmstay and other hosted accommodation providers in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory. Established in 2003, BBFNSW-ACT is a not for profit, member based association representing the sector to the accommodation seeker and to the wider tourism industry.

Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay Association of Far North Queensland was formed in 1994 and is the peak body in North Queensland representing Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay operators.

Hosted Accommodation Australia is the recognised national peak industry organisation representing B&Bs, farm stays, guest houses, boutique hotels, cottages and other self contained, hosted accommodation.

QTIC's Associations Council provides a forum for industry sector bodies to discuss common issues and develop strategies to respond to challenges and opportunities in a united and coordinated way. Tourism Sector Associations and Peak Bodies offer assistance to businesses within each sector of the tourism industry. Association sectors include accommodation, transport, events, food and beverage, retail, caravan, touring, clubs and marine.

Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for the international and domestic marketing of Australia as a destination for leisure and business travel. The Tourism Australia corporate website has a number of industry resources and toolkits.  

Tourism Research Australia (TRA) is a branch of the Australian Government Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism which provides statistics, research and analysis to support industry development, policy development and marketing for the Australian tourism industry.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland is a non-government organisation that delivers a broad range of highlights and represents business interests to government at all levels. It provides advice and hands-on assistance in a broad range of business management areas, including workplace and industrial relations, staff development and training, workplace health and safety, environmental management and international business facilitation and documentation.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) assists and encourages informed decision making, research and discussion within governments and the community by providing a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.

About Us

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.

Go to to find out how your business can benefit from QTIC membership.

Address & Contact

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Brisbane, Australia
Phone: (07) 3236 1445