Tourism Australia is looking for a two-year contract with a company to host, support and maintain Australia's digital face Australia.com.
The agency, which has 250 employees worldwide in 15 offices, is charged with convincing international and domestic tourists to travel to Australia.
It has been re-developing the website Australia.com, according to tender documents, and is looking for a partner to provide hosting, support (including network security), and maintenance services to make a stable environment for the renewed website.
Australia.com is a landing point for visitors from Asia, Europe, the Americas, the Gulf, and New Zealand looking for information on our sunburned country. Seven million unique visitors check out the site annually over its eight language versions. Of the visitors, 80 per cent come from the US, the UK and Asia.
Aside from providing hosting for a baseline of approximately five million page views per month, and making the site available 24/7 in all the Tourism Australia markets, the successful tenderer will have to make tweaks to the new site as well as to databases that integrate with it, such as the Australian Tourism data warehouse and travel agent listings from Tourism Australia's Web service.
Tourism Australia has scheduled services to begin in September. The documents do not mention who currently provides the website's hosting and maintenance requirements.