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Visit Victoria welcomes continued Government investment in tourism and events

Visit Victoria welcomes continued Government investment in tourism and events
April 27, 2018

The Victorian Government has announced its ongoing support for tourism and events with a significant investment to be made in the 2018/19 Victorian State Budget.

Building on previous record funding in the current financial year, which provided a significant and ongoing boost for major events, the Victorian Budget 2018/19 provides essential support to sustain focus across priority markets with an additional $51.1 million for marketing and major events, including $21.8 million over two years to ensure Visit Victoria continues to draw lucrative business events to Melbourne.

Welcomed the Victorian Government’s continued support for tourism and events, Visit Victoria Chief Executive Peter Bingeman stated “we have a strong vision for the future of this industry, and the role it plays in our economy, and the Victorian Government’s continued support is making this a reality.

“With more and more businesses and major events choosing Victoria, we know that delivering the best visitor experience is the key to attracting and encouraging repeat visitation to the State. We can only deliver the best visitor experiences through continued funding initiatives and strong industry partnerships. We look forward to growing from strength to strength as we continue working hand-in-hand with the tourism and events sector.”

Since 2016, Visit Victoria has successfully added more than 50 major events to Victoria’s enviable calendar from 2017 to 2025, more than 320 business events, provided funding for more than 130 regional events, delivered a dedicated regional marketing campaign and delivered the first interstate and international marketing campaigns in six years.

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