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Bradfield & Scott Lawyers - Legal Bulletin No. 13

Significant amendments made to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) which will impact the manner in which organisations are to handle personal information. Click here to find out how these changes and the manner in which they may affect your organisation. 

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Tony Liu gets the big gong!

Industry pioneer and stalwart Tony Liu was a very popular recipient of the Captain Trevor Haworth Outstanding Contribution to the Tourism Export Industry award for 2018. Tony was the first Asian market inbound operator, starting his business in 1977, joining ATEC (then ITOA) the same year and is still actively involved in the trade both here and overseas. At the Gala Dinner, ATEC Chairman Denis Pierce shared some wonderful anecdotes, including Tony’s arrival in Australia in 1966, his love of the St George Dragons, his passion for his business and his love of food and wine! Congratulations Tony, and thank you for everything you’ve done for our industry.

ELITE @ Gala!

What a night of celebration and achievement!  Congratulations to the Class of 2017, graduating with their peers in front of the industry's leaders in Perth. ELITE is the tourism export sector's #1 leadership program which focuses on personal development, brand and what makes truly accomplished leaders.  If you are interested in ELITE for 2018, register your interest here today!


EXCITE Ambassador ready to guide the industry

Congratulations to our EXCITE Ambassador, Charmaine Wong on completing ATEC's EXCITE program and receiving her recognition at the Gala Dinner in Perth. Pictured here with Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment Steven Ciobo, Charmaine will work with ATEC on educating the industry on the importance of excellence in tour guiding for the China market.

New location for ATEC!





We have a new home!  ATEC has re-located to Sydney's Milson's Point, on the north side of the Harbour Bridge. Our new address is Suite 9.04, 6A Glen Street, Milson's Point 2061.  Our telephone numbers and email addresses all remain unchanged.



ATEC Update - your e-news

Keeping you up to speed on the latest comings and goings in the tourism export sector. Read the latest edition or download previous issues from the list below:

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Media commentary...

ATEC provides regular commentary on industry issues, trends and policy changes through media releases and interviews.

Budget measures support regional tourism export growth

8 May 18 | Tonight's federal budget is good news for Australia's tourism industry, delivering a much-needed boost to the tourism export sector through investment in destination marketing and support for regional development according to the the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC)...More >>

Budget must build on tourism's future

7 May 18 | Australia's tourism industry needs continued strong political leadership and commitment in order to maintain its success and grow further opportunities for the national economy...More >>

ATEC wins Federal government grant to deliver wine tourism conference

4 May 18 | The Australian Tourism Export Council has successfully bid for a grant to deliver a wine tourism conference to assist wine tourism businesses across the country in engaging with the growing international tourist market...More >>

Darwin wins bid to host Australian tourism travel trade event

19 April 18 | Darwin has won bid to host one of the travel trade's leading inbound/international tourism conferences, the 2018 Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Meeting Place...More >>

China takes the lead as international visitor spend draws $41.3 billion into economy

14 March 18 | Today's release of Australia's tourism export figures, the International Visitors Survey (IVS) reveals China has taken the lead as our biggest inbound visitor market...More >>

Australian tourism set for another strong Chinese new year

14 February 18 | As Chinese ready themselves for their overseas holidays to mark the Chinese new year, Australia is ranking high as the 6th fastest growing destination for new year celebrations...More >>

NT Tourism boost a boon for the Top End

13 February 18 | Yesterday's announcement of significant funding to boost the Northern Territory's tourism industry will help propel growth for tourism in the Top End...More >>

Croc Dundee puts Australian back in front of millions of Americans

5 February 18 | Tourism Australia's latest advertising campaign, aimed directly at attracting more American visitors, is the most innovative and exciting destination campaign of 2018, delivering big on the comic appeal of our best-loved export, Crocodile Dundee ..More >>

2018 set to be a record year for Australian tourism

31 January 18 | Australia's inbound tourism sector is gearing up to welcome a record number of visitors in 2018, with international visitor numbers expected to rise to 9m and their contribution to the economy set to exceed $45 billion for the year...More >>


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