Support & Resources

COVID19 - surviving, navigating support and planning renewal

United, we will get through the COVID-19 crisis, the tourism-hospitality industry will rebound and the sun will again rise and shine on our industry.

In the meantime there is an array of government and industry support programs that will help you to navigate these challenging times. With so much information around, the links below have been selected as the most relevant to small /micro tourism operators.

Plus of course, WITH Tas is offering a Virtual Cuppa, to connect and support women dealing with challenging times on many fronts. Details below.

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Free Financial Counselling

With support from the Tasmanian Government, the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT) and Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) have contracted Collins SBA to provide free financial counselling.

An advisor can guide you through the business support packages available from the Tasmanian and Australian Governments. To book an appointment e-mail info@tict.com.au or stephen@tha.asn.au.

Free business advice is also available through Enterprise Centres Tasmania.

TICT's Talking Tourism Podcasts

The TICT has produced a series of bite-size conversations about tourism and business with some of the best and brightest minds in the game.

The 'Talking Tourism' podcasts cover topical subjects related to operating a tourism business and the latest editions relate to business survival and rebuilding post COVID-19.

The podcasts can be accessed at tict.com.au/talking-tourism - well worth a listen.

Get Yourself Digital Ready

Make the most of quieter times and learn how to boost your online presence or find digital solutions for business processes to make your life easier post-COVID-19.

The Department of State Growth's Digital Ready Program has fabulous online tutorials, PLUS is offering two hours free digital coaching for businesses. (During the COVID-19 pandemic coaching is being delivered via Zoom, Skype or over the phone)

See Digital Ready for more details.

A new 'Business as Unusual' podcast series has also just been launched from the Digital Ready Facebook page here

Tourism Business Assistance Directory

Tourism Tasmania has a comprehensive listing of support programs and resources to assist tourism businesses impacted by COVID-19.

See the Tourism Tasmania website and make sure you're up with the latest info and research for our industry by subscribing to the 'Tourism Talk' newsletter here

Join us for a WITH Tas Virtual Cuppa

Nothing beats a cuppa and a chat with like-minded folks where problems are shared and often solved ... and that's exactly what happened at our first Cuppa event!

Our very special guest at the coffee table was Ruth Forest MLC and the conversations raised a wide range of issues and concerns.

COVID-19 official updates for Tasmania

For information on health related matters, including rules around social distancing for business and larger gatherings, please see the Tasmanian Government's official site www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au, which is updated as new information emerges.