Tourism Organisations Partner to Deliver Leadership Program

Mackay Tourism and Tourism Whitsundays are proud to announce the two tourism organisations have partnered to deliver the Resilient Tourism Leadership Program.

Delivery of this program has been made possible thanks to successful grant applications for the Queensland Government’s Far North and North Queensland Monsoon Trough Flexible Funding Grants Round One.

With both tourism organisations each receiving funding for $40,000, Mackay Tourism and Tourism Whitsundays have made the decision to pool their resources to deliver The Resilient Tourism Leadership Program.

General Manager of Mackay Tourism Tas Webber explained the program.

“In partnership with Tourism Whitsundays and the Queensland Government, Mackay Tourism will deliver a program that fosters tourism leadership and resilience, particularly during times of natural disasters,” he said.

Mr Webber continued, “the success of and positive feedback from last year’s Regional Tourism Leadership Program, demonstrated the eagerness of tourism businesses to invest in their staff to nurture tourism leaders for their business both now and into the future.”

Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Whitsundays Natassia Wheeler spoke of the benefits of the two tourism organisations partnering.

“We have developed a strong working partnership with our neighbours at Mackay Tourism, being in a position to partner with them and pool the funding from Queensland Government will have a much greater impact for our two regions.

“With so many changes in consumer travel and tourism it’s important now more than ever for the industry to continue to grow and be more resilient than ever. We need to provide the tools to help them on this path.”

The Resilient Tourism Leadership Program will be delivered during this financial year, with further details to be released shortly.




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Published: 14 October 2019 

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