Links to National Organisations
Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia, both for leisure and business events. The organisation is active in 15 key markets and activities include advertising, PR and media programs, trade shows and industry programs, consumer promotions, online communications and consumer research.
ATEC connects and grows the commercial networks of members engaged in the international tourism industry, by facilitating commercial connections, and advocating to government for support and removal of impediments to growth to broaden export opportunities.
Australian Regional Tourism Ltd (ART) was established to re-balance an increasing focus on tourism in urban capital cities. ART is the peak body that represents regional tourism practitioners and acts as a hub for collaboration, cooperation, ideas generation, knowledge sharing, networking and more.
Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) is the national representative body for tourism. The role of ATIC is to provide leadership and industry representation through a national voice for tourism, and to manage national industry development programs. ATIC is the owner and licensor of the Quality Tourism Framework and Brandmark.
Leading Australian tourism operators display the Quality Tourism Accredited Business Logo. They’ve met specific criteria ensuring they are committed to exceeding your expectations with great customer service and the highest standards of business practice.
The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s peak Awards – recognising and promoting excellence in tourism. First established by the Federal Government in 1985, the Australian Tourism Awards are now owned and managed by Australian Tourism Awards Inc, on behalf of the tourism industry.
The Accommodation Association is the peak industry group established in 1969 and is now the largest representative association for the Accommodation Sector in Australia. In 2020 the Accommodation Association now represents over 80% of all known accommodation providers ranging from small regional motels, caravan parks and the largest hotel groups in world including Accor, Hilton, Wyndham Destinations and IHG.
The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) is the peak Australian business events network driving economic prosperity for Australia. The Association brings together Australia's most influential city and regional bureaux, dedicated to marketing their specific region as premier business events destinations to domestic and international markets.
The Australian Federation of Travel Agents Limited (AFTA) is the peak body for Australia's travel agents, with its office located on Market Street, Sydney and represents the majority of travel agents in Australia. Founded in 1957, AFTA's aim has been to stimulate, encourage and promote travel, and to uphold the interests of travel agents who form a vital part of Australia's highly specialised travel and tourism industry
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) represents more than 5,000 members across Australia serviced by a network of branches based in every state and territory, plus a Canberra-based National Office. But more than that, the AHA also represents the interests of the 24 million Australian’s and 7 million visitors to Australia each year that congregate to immerse in our rich hotel culture.
As the peak industry body for the business events sector we provide a single voice for the industry and liaise with the federal government and relevant agencies on matters common to all sectors of the industry. Our members represent the cross-section of the industry and we work together to build a strong voice for all sectors of the industry.
Caravan Industry Association of Australia is the peak national body for the caravanning and camping industry in Australia. Our organisation’s vision is, “To lead and champion a safe, compliant and sustainable caravanning and camping industry in Australia”, with all operation pillars – marketing; research; lobbying and advocacy; compliance, accreditation and training – working towards this vision.
Ecotourism Australia (EA) is a not for profit organisation focused on inspiring environmentally sustainable and culturally responsible tourism. We design and deliver certification programs for tourism products and destinations representing more than 500 environmentally responsible ecotourism operators, 1,600 products and an ever increasing number of ecotourism destinations.
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is the peak industry association for those in the business of trade and consumer expos and events. We work to ensure industry growth by encouraging high industry standards, promoting the professionalism of EEAA members and highlighting the unique business opportunities that exist through exhibitions and their associated events.
GALTA is a national network of tourism professionals dedicated to the welfare and satisfaction of all gay and lesbian travellers within and to Australia. Gay & Lesbian Tourism Australia Ltd is a non-profit organisation operated by a team of elected individuals who work with federal, state and regional tourism bodies, corporations, businesses and individuals to develop and grow the gay & lesbian market and increase the awareness of gay & lesbian travellers and their needs.
Hosted Accommodation Australia is the national peak industry organisation for bed and breakfasts, farmstays, cottages, guest houses, pet-friendly accommodation and B&B Inns all over Australia.
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) is the peak industry body representing over 47,000 cafes, restaurants and catering businesses across Australia. The members of R&CA are owners and operators of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, catering companies, takeaway businesses, and function centres. R&CA was established in 1922 by café operators as a way of sharing information, saving money and talking to government. R&CA also celebrates the achievements of operators through its Awards for Excellence program.
Star Ratings are an internationally recognised symbol for quality accommodation standards. They are used in more than 70 countries worldwide and reflect the cleanliness, quality and condition of guest facilities.
DESTINATION AUSTRALIA is STCRC’s integrated, multidisciplinary research program, focusing on three key areas: Sustainable Destinations Sustainable Enterprises Sustainable Resources STCRC diffuses its research outputs to industry through: Collaboration with industry and government partners
Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) represents the needs and interests of the substantial operators of Australia’s accommodation industry, providing leadership for its members through advocacy, industrial relations and legal support, intelligence, research, education and networking.
Tourism Research Australia (TRA) offers a Statsline service, which provides specialised domestic and international research customised to your requirements based on International Visitor Survey and National Visitor Survey data.
Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) is the peak industry group for the Tourism, Transport and Aviation sectors. A national member-funded CEO forum, TTF advocates the public policy interests of the leading corporations and institutions in these sectors.
Wine Australia’s role is to promote the sale and consumption of Australian wine internationally and domestically. We support winemakers’ strategies and underpin their efforts by promoting the diversity of Australian wine through coordinated and collaborative marketing initiatives in Australia and overseas. We share stories about the natural advantages of the unique and diverse grape growing attributes of Australia and its terroirs that are brought to life by the winemakers.