Is this you or an exceptional individual in your team?


Applications for the 2016 Emerging Leaders of Inbound Tourism Excellence (ELITE) Program are now open!

Following the hugely successful 2015 program, ATEC is searching for the next group of individuals who are passionate about the export tourism industry.

The ELITE program provides emerging leaders a platform to extend their industry knowledge, develop leadership skills and create networking relationships to cement your career and elevate your place in this hugely valuable industry. Apply now by clicking the following link:


We are very excited to announce that in 2016, we have two spots available in the ELITE Scholarship program.

Towards the conclusion on ELITE 2015, ATEC embarked on a fund raising effort to create a scholarship fund for ELITE emerging leaders to apply. Through the support of ATEC members, we are pleased to announce two places in the scholarship program are on offer for the ELITE class of 2016. In addition to the application process, if you feel you are able to demonstrate your suitability to the criteria, you are welcome to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship fund will ensure your place in the 2016 program is funded, which is a value of $1,500 per successful applicant.

If you believe you are a suitable candidate in addition to your application to be part of the program you are encouraged to apply!

Candidates will be assessed on the following criteria:

*Clearly demonstrated commitment to the long term success of both your organisation and the wider inbound tourism industry

You will need to send the following three written submissions to once you have completed the above online application form;

  • Self-nomination letter demonstrating your alignment to the above criteria
  • 2 x supporting reference letters from two senior industry individuals, from outside your employment organisation, on why they would support your self-nomination

If you require further information, please contact Jennifer Bruce, National Manager Industry Development and Education on 02 8262 5500 or