Tourism Industry Council Tasmania  |  About TICT

About TICT

Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT) is the peak body that represents and acts for the Tasmanian tourism industry. The Council is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the value of tourism and advocates policy on behalf of the industry. The mission of TICT is to provide a strategic direction and united voice for the sustainable development and growth of the Tasmanian tourism industry.

Our Vision

Tourism Industry Council Tasmania's vision is for a unified tourism industry working with Government and the community to develop:
  • A world class tourism industry that delivers quality products, services and experiences for our customers;
  • Sustainable growth in profitability for the industry; and
  • A buoyant economy for Tasmania.

Our Role

Industry Representation and Advocacy

The Tourism industry Council Tasmania provides strategic direction, policies and leadership on key issues facing the tourism industry and advocates these policies to the Government and other relevant stakeholders as the united voice of the industry.

TICT monitors the performance of the industry and is a watchdog on the role of Government, Tourism Tasmania and other public bodies in tourism.

Industry Development

The Tourism Industry Council Tasmania is committed to developing a strong and sustainable tourism industry, and runs a number of initiatives aimed at encouraging continual business development.

Tourism Accreditation
The Australian Tourism Accreditation Program is a national business development program based on Quality Assurance principals. Accreditation is a vital industry asset designed to continually improve standards, market quality product and enhance the reputation of tourism destinations. The TICT manages the accreditation program in Tasmania for nearly 1,000 tourism operators, providing business development assistance through online facilities, on-site visits and a State-wide team of consultants.

Tasmanian Tourism Conference
The Tasmanian Tourism Conference is hosted by the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT). The conference aims to facilitate learning and networking opportunities for the Tasmanian tourism industry. The Tasmanian Tourism Conference draws delegates from all sectors of the industry, including accommodation, tours, retail and attractions.

Tasmanian Tourism Awards
The Tasmanian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT) on behalf of the tourism industry. The awards recognise outstanding achievement across all sectors of the tourism industry, and are designed to promote and reward business excellence in our industry. They encourage and celebrate professionalism, creativity and innovation and provide a benchmark for best practice in the tourism industry; and also enable our star products and experiences to attain national recognition through the Australian Tourism Awards.

Industry Networking
The TICT stages a variety of unique and valuable events throughout the year. These provide the industry with opportunities to network with industry peers, experience new tourism products and stay abreast of relevant issues and topics. These functions are held in both metropolitan and regional Tasmania throughout the year.

Our Strategy

Tourism Industry Council Tasmania’s 2013-15 Strategic Plan establishes our organisation’s priorities over a critical three year period in the development of the Tasmanian tourism industry.

TICT has identified three key areas of organisational focus over the next three years.
• Developing and advocating an industry policy on behalf of the Tasmanian tourism industry;
• Encouraging the growth of the industry through improving the performance of individual operators and the industry as a whole; and;
• Maximising the Council’s resources in providing leadership to the industry.

The Strategic Plan acknowledges that achieving growth, development and progress in each individual area of focus supports the capacity to achieve outcomes in the other areas.

TICT Strategic Plan 2013-2015 TICT Strategic Plan 2013-2015 (308 KB)