Message to Members
May 21, 2020
Our committee has been very active and, like everybody else, have been trying to keep across all the information and “best guess” what tourism will look like in both the short and long term.
We are also acutely aware of the reality that none of us now has any work.
Hopefully, some would have been able to access Jobskeeper or at least Jobseeker?
An important part of what we are doing is communication
We have already contacted Federal, State Tourism Ministers and other tourism bodies outlining the current situation with our members.
We have also now contacted over 100 operators recognising their situations and that our industry will have to gradually rebuild and that we look forward to proactively rebuilding our tourism industry with them.
Some of you would have heard our new “media star” Michelle Brown on Melbourne’s most popular morning radio talkback shows on ABC and 3AW recently? Michelle certainly was able to promote the role of guides and our Association.
We have formed a sub-committee to specially look at a communication strategy going forward
Thanks to James McFarlane, Katy Pavlova Tien Nguyen for accepting this challenge.
In a short- time they have produced a really comprehensive and exciting plan.
The targets are you, the existing members, non- member guides, Tour operators and Industry, Government and Tourism Boards and, importantly, travellers.
* We will take immediate steps to update /align our webpage to our new plan.
* You will soon see case studies some of your colleagues “promoted” on IGTV and Facebook through a You Tube channel. We are looking for more volunteers to be involved -let us know if you are interested email@example.com.
* We will have regular/scheduled communication with Government and Tourism Boards.
We will load this plan to the member section of our website. Comments are welcome
In recognition of the support of current members and the challenging times we are now in , we have decided to extend all current memberships to June 2021.
We also plan to offer non- members guides and operators access to limited member category for a short time that will enable us to engage and communicate PTGAA information. This could convert to full membership/ support for PTGAA and more opportunities for our members.
Thank you to members who have provided information and useful links for us.
has provided a link to very inexpensive courses ($8) at University of Queensland Business School here
-a link to birds of Australia here
. A great resource with links to all regions of Australia.
Susan Rees – an important link to a 30 minute COVID 19 infection control training – recommended for us all to do here
Leanne Saward who has prepared a comprehensive statistical snapshot of Traveller FAQs. It will be a very valuable resource for us all. It has been added in the Member Resources section or click here
Tourism Australia Webinars
April 6, 2020
PTGAA COVID Guidelines
April 6, 2020
See PTGAA Guidelines Here