Destination Gold Coast’s Melissa Trost named one of 30 future leaders

Destination Gold Coast’s Melissa Trost has been named one of Destinations International’s 30 Under 30 recipients.

Trost has over seven years’ experience in the tourism and events industry. Her role at Destination Gold Coast is within the business events division, where her primary focus is to secure new conference and incentive business for the Gold Coast from the national corporate and association market sectors.

“The 30 Under 30 program remains critical to our organisation’s vision and mission,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “The future of the travel and tourism industry remains dependent on today’s young professionals and the Foundation continually invests in the leaders of tomorrow through professional development and mentorship opportunities.

“We look forward to connecting with the 30 future leaders at this year’s Annual Convention, throughout 2019 and their careers.”

Trost will receive complimentary registration and accommodation during Destinations International’s 2019 Annual Convention in St. Louis, in the US, on 23-25 July.

She will also receive complimentary registration for Fundamentals in Destination Marketing, the first course of Destinations International’s PDM program and year-round professional development, including regular interactive webinars and an online community to share ideas.