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 services including for business support, workforce development, training and training resources, policy development, lobbying and networking events. You can search the member database for businesses that provide business support services including training, consultancy and product supply. www.qtic.com.au
Tourism Queensland (TQ) is a statutory authority of the Queensland Government. TQ 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. www.tq.com.au
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 services including destination marketing, destination development, communication and education for industry development, leadership and industry representation. www.tq.com.au/qtid
Local Tourism Organisations (LTOs) provide marketing and business support services to their respective areas. www.tq.com.au/qtid
Local Government is a key support agency for Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay Operators. Contact the LGAQ for your local Council. http://lgaq.asn.au/
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. www.aaatourism.com.au
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. www.bedandbreakfastnsw.com.au
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. www.bnbnq.com.au
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. It was formed in 2008 under Bed & Breakfast, Farmstay and Accommodation Australia Ltd to unite the industry in Australia and provide influential representation with the Federal and State governments and with other national tourism and business organisations. www.hostedaccommodationaustralia.com.au
Queensland Government Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation works to capitalise on Queensland's advantages to grow regional economies and strengthen industries. The Department delivers a range of services to achieve regional economic growth, transform and build up industries and to assist business owners to improve their operational and management skills. www.business.qld.gov.au
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. www.qtic.com.au/associationscouncil
EC3 Global was developed by the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre and is one of Asia Pacifi c's most experienced environmental management and tourism organisations. EC3 Global specialises in assisting public and private entities in the fields of environmental sustainability, destination management and marketing, economic development, regional planning and strategic planning for tourism. EC3 Global has a range of training and capacity programs for businesses and manages the Sustainable Tourism Online portal together with EarthCheck, a web based tool to track and measure business environmental sustainability. www.ec3global.com
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. www.tourism.australia.com
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. www.ret.gov.au/tourism/tra
Indigenous Business Australia identifies and pursues opportunities that enable IndigenousAustralians to create wealth, accumulate assets and achieve their financial aspirations. They do this by building mutually respectful and responsible partnerships with Indigenous Australians, government agencies, private sector business and industry to facilitate home ownership, business ownership and joint venture partnerships. www.iba.gov.au
Australian Government, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) provides advice and policy support to the Australian Government regarding Australia's resources, energy and tourism sectors. The Department develops and delivers policies to increase Australia's international competitiveness, consistent with the principles of environmental responsibility and sustainable development. www.ret.gov.au
AusIndustry is a business unit of the Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. It serves the needs of Australian businesses by assisting them to become more innovative and internationally competitive. www.ausindustry.gov.au
business.gov.au or Business Entry Point is the Australian Government's principal business resource providing a range of services and information on planning, starting and growing your business. The Small Business Resource Kit allows you to access essential information to start your small business. www.business.gov.au & www.business.gov.au/resourcekit
Enterprise Connect is an Australian Government initiative backed by industry that offers comprehensive advice and support to eligible Australian small and medium businesses to help them transform and reach their full potential. The national network consists of 12 centres around Australia with around 100 Business Advisers and Facilitators in the field.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland is a non-government organisation that delivers a broad range of services 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. www.cciq.com.au
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. www.abs.gov.au.
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