WHO'S WHO IN THE INDUSTRY?

 

TOURISM AUSTRALIA

Entity type: Federal government agency

Description: Promotes Australia as a tourism destination internationally and domestically, and undertakes research and forecasts for the tourism industry.

What can they do for me?

  • Supply latest industry statistics.
  • Keep you informed of marketing activities.
  • Leverage off marketing campaigns.
  • Keep you informed of industry news and updates.

Is there a membership fee?   No

Where can I find out more?  www.tourism.australia.com

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TOURISM WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Entity type: State government agency

Description: Promotes Western Australia as an extraordinary holiday destination. Focuses on marketing Western Australia; developing, attracting and promoting major sporting, cultural and business events; and developing significant tourism infrastructure and projects.

What can they do for me?

  • Keep you informed of marketing activities.
  • Keep you informed of industry news and updates.
  • Have your business showcased through the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW).

Is there a membership fee?   No - ATDW for WA does not charge a fee

Where can I find out more?  www.tourism.wa.gov.au

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AUSTRADE

Entity type: Federal Government Agency

Description: Undertakes research and forecasts for the tourism industry.

What can they do for me?

  • Supply latest industry statistics
  • Administer tourism type grants, such as the TQUAL grant

Is there a membership fee? No

Where can I find out more? austrade.gov.au/tourism

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EVENTS CORP

Entity type: State government agency

Description: Eventscorp is a West Australian Government event agency and a division of Tourism Western Australia. The first state-owned events agency in Australia. Eventscorp mission: To identify, develop and deliver world class events that promote and enrich Western Australia.

What can they do for me?

  • Help you promote your event by listing it on Western Australia's website
    email for more information.
  • Keep you informed of events coming up around the state.
  • Help you develop your event through the Regional Events Scheme (RES).

Is there a membership fee?   No

Where can I find out more?  www.tourism.wa.gov.au

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REGIONAL TOURISM ORGANISATIONS

Entity type: Not-for-profit Organisations (RTOs)

Description: Five Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) operate in Western Australia, each with the aim of promoting tourism in their region.

What can they do for me?

  • Keep you informed of marketing activities.
  • Work collaboratively to achieve greater marketing reach.
  • Keep you informed of industry news and updates.

Is there a membership fee?   Maybe - it depends on the individual RTO.

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VISITOR CENTRES (VCS) AND TOURISM ASSOCIATIONS

Entity type: Not-for-profit organisations

Description: Located throughout the state, provide information on the destination, accommodation, attractions, activities, and tours in their local area.

What can they do for me?

  • Work collaboratively to achieve greater marketing reach.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Take local booking for your product or service.

Is there a membership fee?   Yes - usually pay a membership fee and commission.

Where can I find out more?  www.vcawa.com.au

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TOURISM COUNCIL OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (TCWA)

Entity type: Not-for-profit organisations

Description: Lobbies Government on issues identified by tourism operators and encourages state policies that facilitate travel and the creation of business opportunities. Also administer the Australian Tourism Accreditation program (ATAP).

What can they do for me?

  • Help you achieve better business practices through accreditation.
  • The opportunity to have your voice heard.
  • Regular industry updates.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Training and development opportunities

Is there a membership fee?   Yes

Where can I find out more?  www.tourismcouncilwa.com.au

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PERTH CONVENTION BUREAU (PCB)

Entity type: Not-for-profit organisations

Description: Markets Western Australia as a convention, exhibition and incentive travel destination.

What can they do for me?

  • Gain access to marketing intelligence.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Profile your own business to potential clients.

Is there a membership fee?   Yes

Where can I find out more?  www.pcb.com.au

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AUSTRALIAN TOURISM EXPORT COUNCIL (ATEC)

Entity type: Not-for-profit organisations

Description: Represents the interests of inbound tour operators and acts as a lobby group to governments, industry and the wider business community.

What can they do for me?

  • Access to exclusive business to business workshops.
  • Opportunity to be part of a leading national tourism voice.
  • Educational opportunities through 'Export Ready' workshops.
  • Access to an extensive industry database.

Is there a membership fee?   Yes

Where can I find out more?   www.atec.net.au

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WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS TOURISM OPERATORS COUNCIL (WAITOC)

Entity type: Not-for-profit organisations

Description: Represents Indigenous tourism in Western Australia and provides advice and information to all relevant state government agencies, as well as the tourism industry.

What can they do for me?

  • Lobbying support on individual operator and industry issues.
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities.
  • Keep you informed of industry news and updates.

Is there a membership fee?   Yes

Where can I find out more?   www.waitoc.com

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SPECIALISED TOURISM INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS

Use the links below to get more information about these specialised tourism industry organisations:

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