Industry Action Kit Search
CANBERRA AND REGION TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS AND RELATED ORGANISATIONS
Tourism Industry Council (TIC), ACT and Region
The Tourism Industry Council (TIC), ACT and Region Incorporated, is the peak representative body for the tourism industry in the ACT and region. As the industry’s principle lobbying and advocacy body, TIC provides a strong and united voice to regional, local and federal Governments to facilitate a business environment that ensures the continued growth, performance and profitability of the tourism industry. TIC is a broadly based, apolitical, and lobbying and advocacy organisation that is membership based. www.ticact.org.au
National Capital Attractions Association (NCAA)
The National Capital Attractions Association (NCAA) is the industry association representing tourist attractions within Canberra and the surrounding region. Its mission is to promote the National Capital’s attractions, working collaboratively as the peak body for Canberra attractions, to increase visitation to the attractions, and to provide a forum for marketing, information sharing, discussing issues and networking. www.nationalattractions.com.au
The National Capital Educational Tourism Project (NCETP) aims to increase and sustain the number of school students visiting Canberra. The NCETP uses targeted marketing strategies to encourage more schools to visit Canberra and its attractions, exposing their treasures to primary and secondary school students throughout Australia.
The NCETP is managed and funded under an agreement between the NCAA and the ACT Government, with the NCETP’s Stakeholder Council comprising representatives from NCAA and Australian Capital Tourism (ACT Government). www.ncHYPERLINK “http://www.ncetp.org.au/”eHYPERLINK “http://www.ncetp.org.au/”tp.org.au
Australian Hotels Association (AHA)
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) is the peak industry body representing the interests of the hospitality industry in the ACT. Its members include restaurants, cafes, bars/taverns, educational institutions, liquor stores, nightclubs, convention facilities and accommodation hotels. Many AHA members are small businesses operated by local proprietors, while others are part of some of the world’s largest and most recognisable companies. www.actaha.org.au
Canberra Accommodation Association (CAA)
The Canberra Accommodation Association is a member based network representing small privately owned properties in the ACT.
Canberra District Wine Industry Association (CDWIA)
The Canberra District Wine Industry Association (CDWIA) is the peak industry body for the marketing and promotion of the Canberra District Wine Region. It is a member based association represented by wineries, accommodation providers, restaurants and other small business owners within the Canberra District. www.canberrawines.com.au
Canberra Region Tourism Operators Association (CRTOA)
The Canberra Region Tourism Operators Association Inc. (CRTOA) is a volunteer based non-profit association which works to serve the needs of tourism operators in the Canberra region. Its members are businesses and individuals who are part of the tourism industry and provide a wide range of products and services with a common tourism focus. CRTOA provides a range of opportunities including business networking, industry information dissemination, promotional opportunities, business guidance and cost savings to members operating in the tourism industry in the Canberra region. www.canberraregion.com.au
Canberra Convention Bureau (CCB)
The Canberra Convention Bureau (CCB) is a member-based organisation that promotes Canberra as an attractive destination for hosting business events. The Bureau services — including assistance in finding suitable venues and accommodation —are free to Meeting Planners thanks to the support of the ACT Government and the contribution of the business event community of Canberra. www.canberraconvention.com.au
Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) ACT
Meetings and Events (MEA) is a national, independent non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering professionalism and excellence in all aspects of meetings management. It promotes the value and effectiveness of meetings as an important high-yield sector of business travel and tourism. It offers professional development programs, accreditation, a forum for members to discuss current issues, and also represents the industry to government. www.meetingsevents.com.au
For ACTion: get involved! Check out the industry associations of most relevance to your business, and contact them to see what benefits they can bring. Member benefits vary between associations but will generally include information and networking opportunities, information on industry standards, as well as opportunities for cooperative ventures.