Launceston and Tamar Valley Tourism Association is the peak body for businesses that service travelers in our region. We aim to promote sustainable tourism growth; to provide leadership and coordination to the tourism industry; to encourage participation and industry development; to co-ordinate research, sharing insights and trends; to provide a voice to Government at all levels, councils and other Tourism entities; and help facilitate the promotion and development of tourism in the region. LTVTA provides benefits through membership in the following main areas:
- Networking and sharing of information
- Education and training opportunities
- Showcasing local products and services at our expo
- Working with TNT to deliver benefits to members
- Assisting Councils and TNT to enhance the visitor experience
- Advocacy and representation of members interests and issues at local and state level
LTVTA Strategic PlanIn May 2016, LTVTA undertook a strategic planning process to progress the association and create action plans for the future based on a number of changes to the organisation. You are welcome to read our strategic plan (57K PDF)
Tourism + Marketing Consultant, Green Hat Tourism, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary & Public Officer
Industry Services Advisor, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, email@example.com
Account Executive, Steadfast Taswide Insurance Brokers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam von Stieglitz
TwoFourTwo Boutique Apartments, email@example.com
Managing Director, Seahorse World, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales & Business Development Manager, McDermott’s Coaches, email@example.com
Tourism Development Officer, West Tamar Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Development & Tourism Project Officer, George Town Council, email@example.com
Tourism Project Officer, City of Launceston, firstname.lastname@example.org
General Manager, Mantra Charles Hotel, email@example.com
Board Member - currently on maternity leave
Tourism & Business Events Officer, City of Launceston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Why join the LTVTA?Our focus is on SHARING KNOWLEDGE and FOSTERING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS. We will encourage this by connecting members at regular networking functions. We’ll provide the most current information on issues of relevance to our members, to keep abreast of the constantly shifting playing field. We’ll present opportunities for you access skills training, we’ll bring in expert speakers to address YOU at our functions. We’ll connect you to the people that provide an excellent source of referral business – your industry colleagues. At the core of our organisation is our members and we exist to look after our industry.
ADVOCACYThe LTVTA will be the voice to our regional tourism organization, Tourism Northern Tasmania, by providing a two way communication between us as the industry body for the area, and them as the regional body that communicates directly with TICT and Tourism Tasmania. We provide them with industry feedback and updates, help identify gaps in local industry offerings on a local level, and assist in feeding information to our members or marketing and training opportunities. The LTVTA has representatives from all three councils in our area sitting on the board, allowing us direct access to our individual local council.
NETWORKINGOur functions are not just about a handful of the same old people propping up the bar. Networking in tourism is paramount to being seen as a successful and serious player in the tourism game. Yes, many a deal has been done over a drink, but meeting someone face to face has so much more value when you can contact that person or understand their business better from having had a conversation with them. At networking functions, you’ll learn something from the guest speaker, be given the chance to introduce yourself and your business to everyone in the room, check out a different venue each time, and hand out and receive business cards from the movers and shakes in the industry.
UPSKILLINGOne of the things we think we can offer is the facilitation of training opportunities for members to continually improve their knowledge of the industry.
COMMUNICATIONLTVTA members receive ALL the news from within the industry. TNT relies on our organization to deliver news items, training opportunities, information requests and more. So if you’re not a member, you’ll often miss out on essential information. We send a regular newsletter to all members and conduct annual surveying to ensure we’re meeting your needs. We are your link with TNT, TICT and Tourism Tasmania. Talk to us and we will represent your interests to the wider industry.
MEMBER BENEFITSExclusive member only offers and corporate benefits.
JOIN TODAYClick the 2017_18 LTVTA Membership application form, print, scan and return to LTVTA to apply.
LTVTA Networking Breakfast 7:30 am
LTVTA Networking Breakfast @ Commodore Regent
Dec 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Come along to our Christmas Networking Breakfast at Commodore Regent. Meet current and new members, enjoy a tasting breakfast to start the day, and hear from our guest speaker, James McKee. Select your membership Member[...]