Tools for Business

Australian tourism is open for business. The Australian Government has made tourism one of its five national investment priorities.

Tourism 2020, the national strategy and partnership of government working with industry to achieve the tourism industry’s potential, includes a focus on limiting the tax, red tape and other regulatory burden industry faces.

There are a range of programs across the Australian Government to assist small businesses, including tourism businesses.

Snapshot Guide to Online Payment Platforms for Chinese Visitors

The use of online payment platforms has reshaped the way people pay for goods and services in China. The Australian tourism sector is likely to benefit significantly from greater acceptance of these platforms. Austrade has developed a Snapshot Guide to Online Payment Platforms for Chinese Visitors to assist tourism businesses.

Resilience Kits for Tourism Businesses

Self-help guides to assist you address risks and enhance your business. Also Industry Resilience Kit for Regional Tourism Organisations.

Sustainable Tourism Online Portal

Access comprehensive information on tourism sustainability, including research, data, case studies and business tools.

Guide to Best Practice Destination Management

Self-help tool to assist you with the development of integrated tourism plans that consider all your business development needs.

Single Business Service assistance is universal – available to all Australian businesses – made up of a consolidated online presence accessible anytime and anywhere, hotline support and a face-to-face business facilitation network link interested businesses with relevant programs and services.

Develop your workforce

The Tourism Employment Plans (TEPs) are delivering practical and easy to use tools to help tourism and hospitality businesses respond to labour and skills pressures. Free factsheets, best practice case studies, HR tools and business support guides have been developed to assist tourism and hospitality operators. Many of these TEP tools are beneficial no matter where you are across Australia.

Get Social & improve your event!

This toolkit was developed to give event organisers and marketers real, hands on, ‘how to’ lessons to help make the most of every marketing dollar spent promoting their event using social media.

Grant and Assistance Finder Tool

Provides the ability to search for grant funding and support provided by the Australian, state and territory governments.

Industry Associations

Industry Associations can assist your business by providing information, support, networking, training and advocacy. Austrade works with a range of industry associations including: the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF), Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). There are also tourism industry councils in most states and territories as well as many sector specific associations.