Members with Star Rated properties can continue to use the long standing accreditation program following a recent announcement that the Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) will be taking over the reins at no cost. Currently the scheme is operated by Star Ratings Australia through the Australian Motoring Clubs (AMC) and was to completely cease operations from 30th June 2017.
ATIC is a non-profit organisation representing the state tourism industry associations and also operates the Australian Tourism Awards and Tourism Accreditation Programs.
ATIC Chair Evan Hall said, “The tourism industry is committed to continuing the Star Ratings scheme as a valuable asset for accommodation businesses and an important resource for consumers seeking quality accommodation. ATIC and the Australian Motoring Clubs are committed to a seamless transition of Star Ratings for accommodation operators.”
Renewals of the Star Rating license agreement will now be issued to members by ATIC and there will be no increase in fees. Members whose business is Star Rated will have received advice from Star Ratings Australia.