Queensland Tourism Industry Council chief executive Daniel Gschwind has joined the Tourism Whitsundays Board.
Tourism Whitsundays Chair Julie Telford said she was excited to have Gschwind bring his expertise and experience to the board.
“He will provide invaluable knowledge and support to further assist the growth of The Whitsundays tourism industry,” she said.
Daniel Gschwind said he is looking forward to contributing to the strategic direction and governance of Tourism Whitsundays.
“There are plenty of challenges, and even more opportunities ahead for The Whitsundays and Tourism Whitsundays will continue to play a critical role for the tourism industry in navigating the future,” he said.
“I am certain together we will achieve great outcomes for the region.”
Tourism Whitsundays CEO Rick Hamilton believes Daniel said the goal of the organisation is to rebuild The Whitsundays overnight visitor expenditure to better than pre-Tropical Cyclone Debbie and COVID-19 figures of over $850 million and total visitation to 1 million.
“Tourism represents one in three jobs in The Whitsundays and we are the most tourism reliant region in Queensland,” he said.
“It is crucial for the sustainability of this community that we continue to invest and build tourism in The Whitsundays.”