In Review

The Whitsunday Coast Airport unveiled the regions’ new jewel in the crown this week, a large aquarium with a coral heart reef and gorgeous tropical fish at arrivals and departures section of the lounge. Well done Whitsunday Regional Council on not only having a vision but seeing it to fruition. What an asset to our tourism reliant region.

The Whitsunday Regional Council together with Tourism Whitsundays are running media training for industry next Tuesday 16 July. Media and Communications Specialist Kim Skubris will be running a session with industry on how to deal with media. The Council ran a workshop earlier in the year with Kim and anyone that attended will agree that it was extremely informative. Afternoon spots are still available, if you’d like more information on these workshops and how you can secure your spot, contact
Alyssa Turner.

Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with Tourism Whitsundays is hosting TEQ’s Conversations with Industry at Lure, Coral Sea Marina|Resort (formally Abell Point Marina) on Thursday 25th July from 1:30pm - 4:30pm. This is your opportunity to meet with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) specialists in areas of international marketing, social media, public relations, events, Best of Queensland Experiences Program and more. TEQ will also present their strategic direction and consumer trends and insights, as well as showcasing some of the marketing campaigns and initiatives of the past year. Transfers will be provided from Lure to Port of Airlie in time for the 5:40pm ferry to Daydream Island for those attending the Tourism Whitsundays networking night. Please register your attendance
here by Monday, 22 July 2019.

There are a few spots left for the Tourism Whitsundays networking night at Daydream Island on the 25th July, but they’re filling fast. Please RSVP via
Whitsundays Tickets.

This week Tourism Whitsundays has welcomed a new team member Tracey Tyler. Tracey has started with the team part time as the Information Services Co-ordinator. Tracey’s primary role will be to look after the Airlie Beach Cruise Ship Volunteer Ambassador Group Tracey will also look after the Cruise Segment, working with our key stakeholders, ITO’s and Cruise Ships to continue to maintain the cruise ship program. Tourism Whitsundays would like to take this opportunity to thank Brian Richardson for his commitment and leadership to the Cruise Ship Ambassador Program.

This fortnights favourite 3 Instagram Posts

An important friendly reminder; please make sure when tagging your social media posts to tag: 
#lovewhitsundays #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia 
We’d love to share your fantastic pics and help drive your brand awareness through our social media channels, please be sure to add the correct tags.

This fortnight we would like to welcome to the Tourism Whitsunday family our newest members as well as some members who have re-joined for the year ahead. Thank you for your partnership:
Making the Most of your Membership

Please find below a list of opportunities available for you to get involved with. If you're unsure if these are for you and want to know more, let us know.  

Tourism Whitsundays Member Opportunities
  • Have you seen the 2020 Cooperative Advertising Opportunities? This includes several opportunities ranging from inflight, travel, wedding, business events, drive market to Expos/ Tradeshows. Click here to read the prospectus.
  • Are you interested in featuring in a segment on QLD Weekender and/or Creek to Coast? There is currently a co-op opportunity with filming 1-10 August in Region. Click here to find out more.
  • Whitsundays support Nova’s Bids to Help Sick Kids – please donate prizes for a fantastic Whitsundays Package click here for more information. Contact Cherie expressions of interest. 
  • Sponsorship Opportunities - 2019 Whitsunday Tourism Awards contact Aimee for more information on how you can be involved. 
  • Expressions of Interest to join Mackay Boat Show 19 – 20 October click here to find out more.
  • Have you seen the latest Digital Influencer Famil opportunities click here to find out more. 
  • Sponsor a networking night by donating stubby coolers for us to give away. Reach out the membership team for more information.
  • Start to take online bookings or integrate an affiliate booking engine on your website for commissionable sales. Contact the membership team for more information. 
  • Have you listed your business on the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW)? A 12 month subscription to the ATDW is included in Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Restaurant and Retail memberships. Contact the membership team for your unique code to be able to list your product on, and
Member Advertising Opportunities
Other Opportunities
Every membership counts, and goes into marketing and publicity activity to drive visitation, expenditure, dispersal and length of stay. We all benefit from a thriving tourism industry, so help us promote this beautiful destination by becoming a member of Tourism Whitsundays; please see our 2019/20 membership prospectus or contact the membership team for more information.

Find out more - Member Opportunities 

July Networking Night

Where: Daydream Island
Thursday 25 July 2019
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Be at the Port of Airlie terminal by 5:15pm for registration and departure.
Business cards for networking opportunities
Email for more information.

Save the Date – Thu 29 August
August Networking Night
Whitsunday Coast Airport 6pm – 8pm

2019 Whitsunday Tourism Awards 26 October 2019

Have you purchased your Early Bird tickets for the 
2019 Whitsunday Tourism Awards?
Early bird rate ends on July 31st 2019.

2019 Whitsunday Tourism Awards tickets available here!

Contact Aimee Cameron for further details. 

Important Updates
Stories from around the World
Tourism Whitsundays works closely with Tourism and Events Queensland and Tourism Australia on a range of journalist and digital influencer famils. The aim of these famils is to showcase to the world the beautiful Whitsundays. These couldn't be done without the fantastic support from our members. Here is a snapshot of some of the stories that were generated over the past couple of weeks.
Media Releases
Member Market Place
Welcome to Member Marketplace. As a member of Tourism Whitsundays please find below opportunities from other members and stakeholders withing the Tourism Whitsundays family. If you would like to include something here, please send to our Membership Team.

Here are some great member to member special offers:

Cruise Whitsundays
EOFY Local Sale
- Camira Twilight Sailing Charter - all-inclusive from $7,500+ GST (Normally $10,000 + GST)
- Whitehaven Beach Half Day Charter - all-inclusive from $14, 000 + GST (Normally $20,500 + GST)
- Great Barrier Reef - $180 groups of 30 plus (Normally $269 pp)

Book before July 31st
To book contact the groups booking team 4846 7036 or

RYA Sailing school practical courses - locals package.
Click here for more information.

Compass Business Advisory
Eco Tourism is the biggest tourism growth industry in the world. Become Eco Certified and save 15% if you’re member, throughout the month of May. Contact Compass Business Advisory for more information 

It is the member’s responsibility to provide sufficient proof of TW membership upon contact. We suggest emailing from the business email address or supplying a business card; all current memberships can be viewed in the Business Directory on the Tourism Whitsundays website to provide a screen shot
Workshop Noticeboard 
Here is a list of workshops available in the Whitsundays for you and your teams. If you have a workshop you would like to promote, please send through to us. 
*The Tourism Industry Business Capability Development Program is proudly funded by the Queensland Government's Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development.  The program was developed in consultation with QTIC, Tourism and Events Queensland and the Regional Tourism Organisations.
What's coming up in the Whitsundays
The Whitsundays as a destination has a multitude of events and activities at any one time. Below is a list of events that are coming up over the next two months from regional consumer, cruise ships and Tourism Whitsundays corporate events. If you have an event that you would like added, please load to ATDW or contact us on how to do it.

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