The Tourism Trade Checklist, Formerly ATEC's Health & Safety Checklist, is an Industry-led initiative allowing for the transparent collection, storage and sharing of information relating to business trade compliance, integrity and NOW COVID Readiness.
The Tourism Trade Checklist recognition badge is given to all participants of the Tourism Trade Checklist who complete all components of the registration process and are accountable for the responses provided.
The COVID Ready recognition badge is given to all participants who have developed and uploaded a COVID Ready plan which aligns with the National COVID Compliance Commission (NCCC) COVIDSafe guidelines.
All recognition badges are digital and can be used on your website, email signatures and various other collateral.
All tourism-based businesses are invited to be listed on the Tourism Trade Checklist Seller directory by completing the short application form.
Please navigate to the application page, complete the short form and submit your application. Within the form, we collect some important business compliance information.
Upon submitting your completed application, the Checklist team will then review your application within 48 hours (pending demand) - you will receive a notification once your application has been approved directly to your inbox.
Buyers (ITOs, International Wholesalers) & Trade Partners are invited to complete the specific registration for Buyers & Trade Partners.
The Checklist team will then review your application within 48 hours, granting you access to the business compliance information of all participating Sellers including the status and value of PLI insurances, acceptance of liability agreement, cancellation terms and conditions as well as Covid-19 specific information including open status and details of the COVID-ready plan – essential for buyers who will be seeking to align with tourism businesses which have a COVID-ready plan.
Although we recommend being prepared and having the required documentation ready prior to starting your application we understand this is not always possible. You can start your application at any time, your browser will save your steps as you progress through the form. You can then return at a later time and continue from where you left off.
Please note if you clear your browsing history or try access the form on another device your responses will not be saved.
For sellers applying to join the Tourism Trade Checklist, we require you to complete a form per location/property/destination. We do not accept global registrations that cover the whole company. We enforce this because different locations will vary in regards to their compliance elements.
If you are a current tourism Seller (accommodation, attraction, touring/tours, transport, watercraft, water-based activities, aircraft, air-based activity etc.) and wish to have a listing on the Tourism Trade Directory, then please register as a Tourism Seller.
If you wish to gain access to the Sellers business compliance information and you are a Buyer/Trade Partner (ITO, OTA, Retail Agent, Wholesaler, Tourism Australia, STO, RTO, LTO, multi-product tour operator) then please register via the Buyer & Trade partner application form.
If you are still unsure as to what registration type to select, please make contact with the Checklist team (email@example.com)
As you can access and update your record anytime, we recommend you actively maintain the currency of your information and update changes as they take place.
To remain listed on the directory, you will be required to review your answers at the point of your renewal (every 12 months) or when your Public Liability Insurance expires - whichever event occurs first.
You will receive a notification prior to the expiry of key compliance documents (eg: PLI), if you fail to update the PLI certificate of Currency, you will receive an email informing you that the directory is displaying that your PLI is no longer current. Failure to update core information will result in the removal of your business record from our directory.
Registered Buyers & Trade partners will be able to view all approved Sellers business compliance information via the business profile upon login. This information is locked behind a login wall and is only made available to approved Buyer & Trade Partner participants. Buyers may also share this information with their relevant wholesalers.
The public Tourism & Trade Checklist directory is visible to any webpage visitor.
All buyers participating within the Australian international travel trade including inbound tour operators, international wholesalers, tourism Australia and state and territory tourism decision-making networks within Australia and internationally, online travel agents along with domestic travel wholesalers and travel agents will have access to the website which features the directory of all participants.
In addition, Buyers and Trade Partners seeking access to more detailed information such as the value of PLI insurances, acceptance of liability agreement, cancellation terms and conditions as well as COVID-19 specific information including open status and details of the COVID-ready plan – essential for buyers who will be seeking to align with tourism businesses which have a COVID-ready plan.
The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) is the peak industry body representing Australia’s $45 billion tourism export sector. As an organisation, our views are informed by the broadest cross-section of the Australian tourism industry. ATEC represents more than 1000 members across Australia including large national and multinational companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, many of whom are based in regional and remote parts of Australia.
Being an ATEC member enables you to access the Tourism Trade Checklist for FREE, along with many other great member benefits including specific industry training & commercially valuable B2B events. If you are interested in learning more about ATEC or wish to join the family, please get in touch with the team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ATEC Member – This business is a current member of the Australian Tourism Export Council.
Business Compliance – this business holds current public liability insurance & complies with all local, state and national operating laws.
COVID Ready – This business confirms they have a COVID Ready plan in place which aligns with the NCCC COVIDsafe operating standards.
Liability Accepted – The intention behind this question is to confirm that all sellers/suppliers accept liability for the services in which they provide to the booking provider (and their clients /customers), ie: sellers/suppliers do not pass the liability for the services they provide back to the booking provider. The booking provider may be the Inbound Tour Operator or other similar buyer/travel intermediary.
If you are required to pay for your registration for the Tourism Trade Checklist, please note that we require credit card payment at the point of checkout. You must pay by credit card to complete your registration.
If your organisation is unable to pay via credit card and require a tax invoice instead, please contact the Checklist team and they will arrange this for you (email@example.com).
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