A funding boost will help the Australian tourism industry keep an eye on quality control.

 A new A$5.5 million (£3.3 million) investment by the Australian government into a new national tourism accreditation framework (NTAF) has been welcomed by the country’s Tourism Export Council (ATEC).

The funds, which will be delivered over a four-year period, will boost quality control on the national tourism agenda, commented ATEC managing director Matt Hingerty.

He added that this is becoming “more important than ever”, particularly as a rising proportion of tourism marketing is now carried out online.

Mr Hingerty said: “We need a mechanism in place … to ensure that the destinations, attractions and products we promote to the world are not only the absolute best we can offer, but that they are also rated accurately.”
Those who are keen to book a flight to Australia may wish to head to Brisbane during the months of May and June, as a number of exciting events have been planned in the city.

Brisbane is set to play host to Italian Week celebrations from May 26th until June 2nd, while Queensland Week from May 29th to June 6th is designed to celebrate the best of the Australian state.

Other June events in Brisbane include the Pride Festival, the kid-friendly Out Of The Box Festival and the Brisbane Cabaret Festival.

Written by Erin Marshall

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