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Starting Up a Bed & Breakfast - Overview of the Tourism Industry in Australia

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Starting Up a Bed & Breakfast - Overview of the Tourism Industry in Australia


In commencing any type of tourism business you become part of the extensive Australian tourism industry. Many of the organisations within the industry can help you in areas of marketing, business excellence and professional development when starting up a bed & breakfast.

When starting up a bed & breakfast, you can find that the structure of the tourism industry in Australia is often confusing for people who are just starting out. It consists of government agencies each with its own Minister and other key organisations as follows:
·        Federal Government (Tourism Australia – Marketing and Business Development)
·        State or Territory Tourism Government Offices (Marketing and Business Development)
·        Regional and local tourism organisations bring marketing closer to home for you. 
·        Other organisations conduct accreditation programs, award star ratings, provide research statistics, etc.
·        Member-based peak industry organisations
Hosted Accommodation Australia Ltd is the national peak organisation representing your industry and providing members services which include Marketing, Advocacy, Networking, Mentoring, Newsletters and Industry Briefings, Discounts and Savings, and Professional Development Opportunities. The HAA Office is open from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm eastern standard time. Enquiries: 1300 664 707 or
A comprehensive list of the tourism industry organisations that will affect your business, with contact details, can be found in A Guide to Establishing and Managing An Accommodation Business  which is an essential guide if you are considering starting up a bed and breakfast.
For links to principle tourism industry organisations click here


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