Tourism industry stakeholders update

Accessible Tourism in Queensland training
You are invited to attend a free face-to-face training session delivered by Get Skilled Access on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport as part of the Accessible Tourism in Queensland project. The sessions includes a 90-minute presentation for Queensland tourism businesses and local government areas, covering all aspects of disability inclusion and accessibility for frontline tourism staff and provide the skills to welcome guests with disability at your service, attraction or business.

Session details

Gold Coast
3pm – 4.30pm, Monday 24th of October, 2022 at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise
Register for this event here.

3pm – 4.30pm, Tuesday, 25th of October, 2022 at Room Three Sixty, QUT Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street, Brisbane City, QLD, 4000
Register for this event here.

Sunshine Coast
3pm – 4.30pm, Thursday, 27th of October, 2022 at Surf Air Beach Hotel Events Centre
Register for this event here.

3pm – 4.30pm, Thursday, 10th of November, 2022 at Pullman Cairns International
17 Abbott Street, Cairns
Register for this event here.

This is a great opportunity for you to learn about how to be disability inclusive and ask any questions you may have in a fun and safe space.

Growing Business Roadshow

The Queensland Government’s 2022 Growing Queensland Business Roadshow is an opportunity to connect with representatives from your local council and state government, as well as get practical tips and information on government tendering, greening your business and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

It doesn’t matter if you are an existing government buyer or supplier, or if you’re looking to become one. This is a roadshow event for all Queensland businesses.

Roadshow events across Queensland:
Gold Coast – Tuesday 18 Oct
Mackay – Wednesday 19 Oct
Morayfield – Thursday 20 Oct
Ipswich – Monday 31 Oct
Townsville – Wednesday 2 Nov
Cairns – Thursday Nov 3
Rockhampton – Tuesday 15 Nov
Toowoomba – Wednesday 16 Nov
Logan – Thursday 17 Nov
Bundaberg – Tuesday 22 Nov
Brisbane CBD – Wednesday 23 Nov
Sunshine Coast – Thursday 24 Nov

To book your FREE ticket today, simply jump online to see the full program of activities and register for the roadshow.

Mentoring for Growth one-on-ones

Free and confidential 30-minute mentoring sessions are available where small businesses can talk freely with experienced Mentoring for Growth business mentors about challenges or issues you may be facing in your business and get some real-world ideas, insights and tips.

In these sessions topics like doing business with government, finance and cashflow, growth strategies, marketing and sales, business development and human resources can be discussed. See the mentoring registration details below.

We recommend that businesses booking a mentoring session early. Read more about Mentoring for Growth here:

More charging locations for Queensland Electric Super Highway

The Queensland Electric Super Highway (QESH) offers 31 charging sites connecting travellers with electric vehicles from Coolangatta to Port Douglas and from Brisbane to Toowoomba.

All fast chargers are convenient and close to major highways with existing amenities available like restaurants, cafes and shops. To access the QESH charging stations and to check the status of charging site locations, travellers require a Chargefox account.

In addition to the QESH charging stations, there are public charging stations available that will continue to come online across Queensland including shopping centres, car parks and tourist locations. PlugShare has a charging station online tool and an App for charging locations. You can find out more about public charging stations on the PlugShare website.

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If you have not signed up to at least our Tourism Industry Newsletter, then please subscribe to the Tourism Industry News – the next one will be out shortly - Newsletters | Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport ( You can also sign up to the Advance Queensland newsletter focused on Queensland innovation and the State of Play newsletter, highlighting sport and recreation news across Queensland.