Business Development Resources

27 October 2011

Destination NSW has an extensive range of business development resources available to assist tourism operators and related businesses in the tourism and events industry. The collection is constantly being updated and enhanced in response to industry requests and the availability of new programs and multi-media options, so it might be an idea to bookmark this page for return visits.

Here are some useful resources:

Tourism business and product development

Tourism Business Toolkit
A guide to understanding the tourism industry as well as practical tips and insights for tourism product development, pricing, promotion and distribution.

Small Business Toolkit
Business and planning tools to assist small businesses to start, run and grow.

Sydney Tourism Employment Plan
The Sydney Tourism Employment Plan aims to address issues related to labour shortages and skills development in the tourism and hospitality sectors in Sydney. It will enhance the quality of service and help Sydney build on its reputation as Australia’s international gateway.

Ideas Online
Commercial viability self-assessment tool.

Tourism Australia industry resources and toolkits
Resources to assist with adding value to your business and working with media and inbound markets.

Go Green: Environmental management practices

Compliance information

Other government support

Funding and grants

Visitor safety and security

Government Business Programs

Destination development and marketing

Regional Visitor Economy Fund

Destination Management Planning

Regional community economic development self-help modules

Regional Flagship Events Program

Promoting your experience

Sydney marketing campaigns: Destination NSW

Regional NSW marketing campaigns: Destination NSW

Tourist attraction signposting

Destination NSW image library

Destination NSW media contacts

Online marketing

Get Connected: free website listings

Tourism e-kit: online marketing

Engaging with Destination NSW social media channels  (PDF 209kb)

Market knowledge, facts and figures

Tourism facts and figures: visitation stats by region

International market profiles

Working in niche markets

Research reports

Destination NSW speeches and presentations

Tourism Research Australia

Export ready: International marketing

Marketing NSW overseas

Planning for inbound success: Tourism Australia

Targeting international visitors

Sydney and NSW export-ready product factsheets

International market profiles

Market intelligence updates

Work with the industry: contacts

Destination NSW contacts

Regional Tourism Organisation contacts

Visitor Information Centres

Industry Associations

Work with Destination NSW

Partnership opportunities

Insights newsletter

Industry events