Excuse my silence, I have had a big couple of weeks travelling to a desert island! The sun was up the whole time, or maybe that was just the sunny disposition of the people around me
Alight it was freezing (well for Brisbane standards, a balmy 11 degrees) and super choppy but once we saw those whales, all was forgiven
The options are as wide as they are diverse. From agriculture to carbon farming, tourism to land management, the opportunities are endless
Recent research into the tourism and hospitality industry workforce indicates that critical thinking, problem solving and business acumin are missing from graduates into the industry
Hosted at the spectacular Howard Smith Wharves, on a rather crisp winters morning (yes it was as cold as Queensland gets), 150 tourism gurus, government officials, NGOs and a rabble of QTIC staff gat...
Did you know that before colonisation there were more than 250 language groups in Australia
One of the favourite parts of my job is working with our team on cultural familiarisation (or cultural awareness training).
Over the next few months, QTIC will be holding regional consultations across the State to develop the First Nations Tourism Potential Plan for Queensland
It is so important that we bring people along for the ride that our outcomes are a true reflection of industry (and community) needs and wants
At times like this we have the opportunity to discuss those who came before us which is exactly what I thought I would do this week. So apologies, no tourism chat, but something more important
Last week I got the opportunity to head back to Mamu Country, my roots, my home – you may know it as Innisfail. I took great pleasure in showing off what we call God's Country to my City cousins
Hosted at the Novotel in Creek Street the event saw about 100 employees from Accor properties across Brisbane join together to discuss gender equity and diversity in the workforce
Tourism industry leaders will gather on the Sunshine Coast this November for three key tourism events – The Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s Indigenous Tourism Forum
This week the Queensland Tourism Industry Council put its big boy pants on as it turned 18
She was a school-based trainee who had come from Marsden State High, she barely said a word and was a fish out of water in the office environment
It was very exciting to see 2019 kick off with an information session highlighting the potential opportunities for Indigenous businesses
I thought this week it was time to shake it up a bit…..we're off having a break from the office and enjoying the great Queensland weather so I thought I would share my top Indigenous experiences
Now it its eighth year, the Tourism Indigenous Employment Forum hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and supported by The Star Entertainment group
My journey into this industry isn't a great tale, a romantic one or one of great purpose….I just fell into it! But it has been a great tale since then!
Queenslanders can have their say on the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards (QTA) with the launch of the inaugural RACQ People’s Choice category