In Review 

Last week Chair Al Grundy, Mayor Andrew Willcox, Deputy Chair Judy Porter and CEO Tash Wheeler headed down to Brisbane to meet with key stakeholders including Tourism and Events Queensland, Minister for Tourism, Queensland Tourism Industry Council as well as the Opposition. These were very valuable meetings and it was great opportunity to be in Brisbane and represent as a united group with the Mayor alongside, thank you to Andrew for joining us in singing the song of tourism!

It was an excellent networking night last Thursday, thanks to the Proserpine Museum, Subway Proserpine and Proserpine Chamber of Commence for hosting. Also great to have an update from Mayor Willcox on the exciting projects and announcements from Whitsunday Regional Council. Thank you to Brett Kapernick from Queensland Tourism Industry Council who came up to attend the networking and reinforce the great opportunities Tourism Whitsundays members now have through their QTIC Membership. Also thank you to the Queensland Government on attending and sharing information on the Island project. Don’t forget to RSVP for next months’ networking which will be the Airlie Beach Race Week Launch Party at the Whitsunday Sailing Club on the 11th April. Places are filling fast!

On behalf of Tourism Whitsundays we would like to thank Julie and Petrit from Sorrento Restaurant & Bar who have been great supporters of marketing the Whitsundays for a number of years. Julie and Petrit had their farewell from Sorrento’s last Friday night.

Don’t forget to vote this week for who you want to represent the accommodation sector on the Board of Tourism Whitsundays. Voting is now open, if you are a member of TW, click here to place your vote!

Are you interested in being a judge for the Whitsunday Tourism Awards? Express your interest now by clicking here.

Tourism Whitsundays has been working with Tourism and Events Queensland to support operators through the Best of Queensland Experiences Program to continuously improve the quality of visitor experiences available in Queensland. Keep an eye out for an email with your official 2019 results and your individual Best of Queensland Experiences Program report, coming on Friday 5th April. For more information about the program click here

As part of the Whitsunday Coast Campaign The Today Show is filming at the Airlie Beach Lagoon next Wednesday 10th April. We’d love to see as many happy Whitsundays faces down at the filming – please have a look over the flyer, we hope to see you there!

In the last edition of e-news we said that Mantra Club Croc had changed to Accor Club Croc, please accept our apologies as this was incorrect. Mantra Club Croc remains as is!


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: 
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.  
Find out more - Member Opportunities 

Don't forget to register for the upcoming networking nights. Please note the April networking night has been bought forward to due to the Easter and Anzac holidays.

April Networking

Event Name: Tourism Whitsundays Networking and Airlie Beach Race Week Launch Party

Where: Whitsunday Sailing Club
Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019
When: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
RSVP: Strictly by 10 April for catering purposes
Bring: Business cards for networking opportunities

Follow our Facebook Event here.

Register Here

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.
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:

Mantra - Tropical Escape 
Sale dates: 01/04/19 – 21/04/19
  • Mantra Boathouse Apartments - Stay in a 2 Bedroom Apartment from $269* per night. 2 night minimum spend of $538*. 
  • Mantra Club Croc - Stay in a Garden Deluxe Room from $135* per night. Offer includes a 2-for-1 breakfast voucher.
  • Peppers Airlie Beach – Stay in a 1 Bedroom Spa Apartment from $179 per night (Sun-Thu). 2 night minimum spend of $358*. Offer includes hot buffet breakfast daily, Wi-Fi and 15% off Tides Restaurant and Bar.
*Conditions apply. Valid for sale and travel until 28 Jun 19.

To book phone: 1300 987 603 or visit the website: www.mantrahotels.com/deals/tropical-escape 

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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