Becoming a host of a TourismTouchscreen is a great way to address any accreditation requirements for afterhours visitor servicing that may exist in your state. In some areas, visitor centre accreditation may be available to private businesses which have incorporated a visitor information service into their operations, and TourismTouchscreens can give you the facility to provide 24-hour information along with other benefits.
Having this accreditation allows your business to display the official yellow-on-blue italicised “i” signage and can increase the number of patrons who walk through your door.
For more information on visitor centre accreditation in New South Wales, contact Aurora Research.
For more information on visitor centre accreditation in Victoria, contact the Victorian branch of the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program.
For more information on visitor centre accreditation in the Northern Territory, contact Tourism NT.
In other Australian states and territories, visitor centre accreditation is open only to Council-operated official visitor information centres. In the case that accreditation is not available to you as a private business, you may still wish to provide an information service to your customers and use that service to attract new business.