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Why accessibility matters for your business

ResourcesWhilst travel as we know it has changed drastically in the last 16 months, one thing that hasn't changed is the importance of the accessible tourism sector. Though there are operators and businesses initiating great change, there is still more that needs to be done to ensure that the entire tourism industry listens, learns and acts.

Having an accessible business is about ensuring businesses and the services, infrastructure, public spaces, accommodation, and transport modes developed and delivered are accessible for all, especially for people with disability.


Marketing Blitz For Last-Minute Holiday Deals

Marketing In the wake of the New South Wales hotspot declarations, TEQ is launching an intrastate marketing blitz this Sunday, 27 June to encourage Queenslanders to book a last-minute winter holiday to fill any cancellations or remaining availability.


Bundaberg Region's Huge Year of Tourism Trade


Against all odds, the Bundaberg region’s tourism industry has established itself as a force to be reckoned with over the past year, with 12 months of tireless tourism trade work culminating in some of our leading operators attending the nation’s top tourism trade event, the Australian Tourism Exchange.



Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) is the largest tourism trade event in Australia. This year the event includes an in-person event held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney from 6 – 9 June with up to 65, 13-minute appointments connecting buyers from Australia and New Zealand to Australia’s leading tourism products. A virtual event is also being held from 10 -17 June connecting the rest of the world buyers to Australian tourism product to exchange knowledge and make business connections.


Industry NewsOn 6 May 2021, Tourism Australia launched the next iteration of the Holiday Here This Year campaign.

The campaign encourages Australians to take an epic holiday and experience some of Australia’s iconic tourism offerings while also helping tourism businesses and communities to thrive. This latest activation showcases internationally reliant tourism regions in every state and territory to encourage domestic audiences to start taking those longer trips and travel like international consumers do. Tourism Australia have also created an interactive holiday quiz to help consumers choose their next big adventure.


TradeBundaberg Tourism and the regions trade active operators have continued to promote the destination virtually to Key Distribution Partners both domestic and international, despite border closures, ensuring agents around the world are familiar with Bundaberg and the Southern Great Barrier Reef and how to include our region in their client’s itineraries when they start traveling again.

From The CEO 2A continually growing industry, tourism and hospitality provides a life-long career with a wide-range of opportunities for growth and advancement.

From working in a kitchen, to sharing indigenous culture, to greeting guests on check in at a hotel, the tourism industry has so many potential pathways to take, that can bring a lifetime of learning and employment. 

With different pathways to the industry including straight into the workforce, taking up a traineeship, or TAFE and university studies, there is something to suit everyone. From roles that thrive on creativity such as chefs and graphic designers, to roles where you can interact with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds on a daily basis such as tour guides, booking agents and front of house accommodation managers, the industry is full of opportunities! 

From The CEOAs restrictions continue to ease across the nation and people look to take their long-awaited holidays, sentiment and confidence towards tourism and events is increasing.

As one of the largest industries in Australia and an important driver of our local economy employing over 5,000 workers prior to the pandemic, it is wonderful to see Queenslanders getting out and supporting the tourism industry.

Bundaberg Today: Website Visitation 

From The CEOIn recent weeks, I have spoken about how the impacts of the pandemic are changing consumer trends and the way Australians are choosing to travel in 2021.

From an increase in nostalgic drive holidays with the family, to exploring the great outdoors away from the hustle and bustle, and working remotely while on a relaxing getaway, travel this year is shaping up to be even more different than we could ever have imagined.