Tourism Industry Council Tasmania  |  Representation and Achievements


National Tourism Alliance (NTA)

TICT is a member of the National Tourism Alliance (NTA), which provides a single voice to the Federal Government on issues of common interest for the Australian tourism and hospitality industries. The NTA pursues high level engagement on national issues common across the tourism and hospitality industry. 

The NTA's membership comprises national and state industry associations, and all of the State Tourism Industry Councils, representing tourism businesses across Australia. It brings together the weight of the industry on national policy debates and strategic planning for the industry, in the broader economic and community context. A key role of the NTA is to facilitate industry engagement with external stakeholders and provide a vehicle for those stakeholders to communicate with the industry. 

TICT’s CEO, Luke Martin, is a Board Member of the National Tourism Alliance.

Tasmanian Heritage Council

The Tasmanian Heritage Council is a statutory body appointed by the Minister for the Environment, Parks and Heritage. The Heritage Council is responsible for implementing the Historic Cultural Heritage Act and the establishment of the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Its primary task is as a resource management and planning body, focused on heritage conservation issues. As such, any developments to places on the Heritage Register require the approval of the Heritage Council before works can commence. 

Under the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1996, TICT is entitled to nominate a representative of the industry to the Tasmanian Heritage Council.

Tasmanian Industry Group

TICT is one of seven leading Tasmanian industry associations and peak bodies who have together formed the Tasmanian Industry Group. The Tasmanian Industry Group is designed to coordinate agreed policy issues on key issues for Tasmanian business and industry, and to represent these positions to the senior levels of the government
and the community. 

TICT’s CEO, Luke Martin, represents TICT in the Tasmanian Industry Group.

Tourism Tasmania

Tourism Tasmania is the statutory authority responsible for the marketing and development of the Tasmanian tourism industry. 

Under the Tourism Tasmania Act 1996, TICT is entitled to nominate a representative of the industry to the Tourism Minister to be appointed as a Director of Tourism
Tasmania. TICT’s Chairman, Simon Currant AM, is the TICT’s nominee to the Tourism Tasmanian Board.


Relationship with Government

The foundation for the TICT's working relationship with the Government of the day is our Protocol Agreement. TICT has enjoyed a close working relationship with consecutive Governments in pursuing our common vision for the industry which is set down in the Tourism 21 strategic business plan, and complemented by the more recent Parks 21 agreement. .. more

Bass Strait Visitor Access

The TICT has a proud history of advocating for a more accessible tourism industry in Tasmania, by protecting existing conditions and lobbying for initiatives to improve access via Bass Strait. .. more


Among the major challenges facing the Tourism industry is the need to ensure that visitors leave Tasmania with impressions of an excellent experience so that they come back and tell others about what Tasmania has to offer... more

Education and Training

The TICT conducts various research projects to assess the stability and growth of the tourism industry. .. more

Tourism and Forestry Protocol

The Tourism and Forestry Protocol Agreement was signed between the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, Forestry Tasmania, Forest Industries Association of Tasmania, and Private Forests Tasmania on the 19th September 2003... more