Tara Bennett’s new role as Rosie Douglas resigns from Tourism Tropical North Qld

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Tara Bennett has been appointed TTNQ's new general manager - partnerships and events.

Rosie Douglas is stepping down from Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) at the end of the year, with Tourism Port Douglas Daintree CEO Tara Bennett taking over as new general manager – partnerships and events.

Douglas is leaving TTNQ after a 15-year career with the organisation to undertake consulting work.

TTNQ chief executive Officer Mark Olsen said Bennett’s knowledge of the destination, industry and relationships with key partners would ensure a smooth transition when the organisation farewelled Douglas.

“Tara’s leadership has strengthened Tourism Port Douglas Daintree’s position as one of Australia’s leading local tourism organisations,” he said.

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Rosie Douglas is stepping down after 15 years with TTNQ.

“Her collaborative style is valued in the industry both in Australia and internationally after more than a decade of undertaking multi-city roadshows, trade shows, content development, sales training, advertising and the development of familiarisation programs.

“Tara’s values strongly align with TTNQ and the destination as evidenced by her taking the lead in partnership with Douglas Shire Council to achieve the world’s first Eco Destination Certification in 2019 for the Douglas Shire.”

Bennett said she was looking forward to joining the team and furthering the strong relationships with industry, government and event organisers to grow sustainable tourism in the region.

“After 15 years at Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, including nine incredibly rewarding years leading the organisation, I believe it is the perfect time for a new leader to guide the local tourism organisation into 2024 and beyond,” she said.