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  • Gemma Bosworth


Here is our cheat sheet of tourism industry acronyms to help you navigate the tourism jargon. Some are Sydney-centric but most are industrywide.

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics

ASP Aussie Specialist Program

ATDW Australian Tourism Data Warehouse

ATE Australian Tourism Exchange

ATEC Australian Tourism Export Council

ACA Australian Cruise Association

CAA Cultural Attractions of Australia

BESydney Business Events Sydney

DMC Destination Management Company

DNSW Destination New South Wales

EMDG Export Market Development Grant

FIT Fully independent traveller

FOC Free of charge

GIT Group inclusive traveller

ITO Inbound tour operator

IVS International Visitor Survey

KDP Key Distribution Partner

LTA Local Tourism Association

MICE Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events

NVS National Visitor Survey

OTA Online Travel Agent

PAX Passengers

PCO Professional Conference Organisers

RTA/RTO Regional tourism association/ organisation

STO State or Territory tourism office

SIT Special Interest Travellers

SCV Sydney Visitor Centre

TA Tourism Australia

TRA Tourism Research Australia

TTF Tourism and Transport Forum

VIC Visitor Information Centre

VFR Visiting friends and relatives

VJP Visiting Journalist Program

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