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Business Administration

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Travel Booking

Australian eResources

Use these websites to help with your research:

  • provides access to a wide range of accommodation sites from Australia and around the world.
  • Anti Discrimination Commission Qld
    The Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland is an independent statutory body delivering frontline services to the Queensland community, including businesses, state and local government, the community sector and people throughout the state.
    The Commission's services include:
    •resolving complaints received under the Act;
    •delivering training to business, government and the community; and
    •promoting public discussion on human rights.
  • Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
    The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in markets to benefit consumers, businesses, and the community. Their primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with Australian competition, fair trading, and consumer protection laws - in particular the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
  • Australian Federation of Travel Agents [AFTA}
    The Australian Federation of Travel Agents Limited (AFTA) is the peak body for Australia's travel agents, with its office located in Pitt Street, Sydney and represents the majority of travel agents in Australia
  • Australian Securities & Investment Commission
    ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. ASIC contribute to Australia’s economic reputation and wellbeing by ensuring that Australia’s financial markets are fair and transparent, supported by confident and informed investors and consumers
  • Australian Taxation Office
    Govenment website assisting with individuals tax needs & business tax needs including BAS.
  • Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC)
    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) is the peak industry body representing Australia’s $24 billion tourism export sector.
  • Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport & Racing - Qld Government
    The department manages national parks and their use and enjoyment by all Queenslanders; National parks are the cornerstone of Queensland's protected area estate and are an important part of our natural environment and cultural heritage. Through proper management, we aim to ensure that the parks are protected, accessible and valued by all Queenslanders.
  • Events Queensland
    Events Queensland attracts, supports, grows and promotes successful events in Queensland, Australia.
  • Guide to starting a tourism business in Queensland
    Find out how to start a new tourism business in Queensland. Read about the current tourism industry, keys to success, relevant laws, and industry contacts.
  • Service Skills publications list
    The Service Skills publications help build an understanding of skills and workforce development issues relevant to the service industries. Includes 'Retail workforce study', and 'Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Workforce Development Strategy-2014-2019' publications.
  • Industrial Relations - Qld Government
    A great site covering areas including Codes of Practice, trading hours, public holidays, wages and conditions & long service leave to name a few.
  • Office of Fair Trading - Qld Government
    Assists consumers & businesses with checking licences, registering a business name, offers protection from scams, outlines refund rights & outlines the complaints process.
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC)
    Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) is the peak industry body for tourism in Queensland.
  • Tourism Industry Portal - Qld Government
    A fabulous site covering tourism accreditation, operating in a National Park, tourism marketing, tourism research & data and starting your own Qld tourism business just to name a few.
  • Sustainability Toolkit
    This Toolkit is dedicated to providing you with the tools, resources and messages to make sustainability happen in the Tourism Industry.
  • Energy & Sustainability factsheet
    With the expectation that energy costs will increase in the near future, more and more companies in the tourism sector, both small and large, are proactively examining ways they can reduce their energy costs.
  • Water & Sustainability factsheet
    Actions leading to an overall reduction in water usage can make a significant
    contribution to the local environment and to the long-term sustainability of
    your travel and tourism operation.
  • Waste & Sustainability factsheet
    One of the simplest and most effective ways for tourism operators to both reduce their environmental impact and improve their bottom line is to reduce the amount of waste they produce.
  • Green advertising & marketing factsheet
    In the current marketplace, many organisations are clamouring for share of
    voice in the area of green marketing.
  • World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
    This is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. UNWTO encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, to maximize tourism’s socio-economic contribution while minimizing its possible negative impacts, and is committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), geared towards reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development.
  • Sustainable Tourism Online
    This is a comprehensive online information resource containing research, data and tools within three main sustainability themes – Destinations and Communities, Business Operations, and Parks & Culture. There is also information and knowledge on broader sustainability tourism topics.
  • Austrade Tourism
    Find out about maximising tourism's contribution to the Australian economy. The Australian Government has a range of assistance programs to support tourism businesses.
  • Tourism Australia
    This is the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia, both for leisure and business events. The organisation is active in around 16 key markets and activities include advertising, PR and media programs, trade shows and industry programs, consumer promotions, online communications and consumer research.
  • Ecotourism Australia
    Ecotourism Australia (EA) is a not for profit organisation that is focused on inspiring environmentally sustainable and culturally responsible tourism.
  • Tourism Research Australia
    This is an Australian provider of tourism intelligence across both international and domestic markets. There is information about survey results, demographics, places visited, expenditure, accomodation, transportation, forecasts and more.

Australia - Tourism & Travel

  • Destination QLD

    Destination NSW

  • Hunter Hunter
  • Meetings and Events Australia
  • Sustainable Tourism Online
  • Tourism Australia
  • Visit Hunter

Big Volcano Ecotourism Resource Centre

  • Sustainable Tourism Online

Packing like a Pro

Govenment Information

Australian taxation office

Australasian Legal Information Institute

  • Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
  • Safe work Australia

Travel eResources

World Tourism Organization

World Travel & Tourism Council