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Small Tourism Business Planning

Micro and Small Business represent the majority of tourism enterprises in Australia. Their commercial success in essential for a healthy tourism sector (the Gulgong store that appeared on the first $10 note)

The NSW Government Small Business Planning tool kit provide guidance on preparing a business plan from market analysis and management to financial planning and an action plan  Tool Kit

Australian Government business information sources for state businesses sites, ABN registration, grant funding, Indigenous Business, No-profit organisations and consumer rights

The internet is accepted as a critical component for tourism businesses. The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse has designed a Tourism e-kit with tutorials to watch on You Tube which explains from how travellers book on line to developing and maximisng your website.

Tourism Australia also provides a helpful guide that explains how to Boost Your Bottomline. There are also Tourism Fact Sheets which outline trends and forecasts

Using Certification Frameworks to assist your  planning

For accommodation providers there is AAATourism who run the national star rating system.Each accommodation category has standards and guidelines e.g. Hosted Accommodation . You can explore the categories

Businesses which seek to provide nature guided interpretation or operate in National Parks can consider EcoTourism Certification