Corporate Partners

HOSTPLUS (Gold)

HOSTPLUS is the national superannuation fund for the hospitality, tourism, recreation and leisure industries. More than 35,000 employers have entrusted HOSTPLUS with the retirement savings of their staff, now numbering 710,000.

With HOSTPLUS there's no costs to your business. We also offer a variety of quick and easy ways to make super payments, and there's a service team dedicated to helping you make super administration easy.

For your staff, HOSTPLUS offers extensive investment options, competitive investment returns, great value insurance, low fees and a range of extra benefits they can enjoy now.

HOSTPLUS supports many industry associations including QTIC, AHA and AAOA. 

Ernst & Young (Gold)

Ernst & Young is a leader in the provision of professional services in Australia and around the world. In Queensland, our commitment to the tourism and leisure industry is reflected in the fact that we:

  • audit and provide major support for the Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • are internal auditors and advisers for Tourism Queensland
  • audit the Queensland Tourism Awards
  • have a dedicated Tourism Group that specialises in work with tourism, venues, arts, sports and major facilities. Ernst & Young have over 350 staff in Queensland, with offices in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Townsville. Our Queensland clients include Virgin Blue Airlines, Brisbane City Council, Queensland Investment Corporation, Tourism Queensland, Flight Centre, Queensland Rail and Warner Village Theme Parks.

Our people have outstanding knowledge of tourism and have the ability to interpret technical solutions into practical outcomes. We ensure our advice targets the things that make a difference to generating immediate results. We are the people who care most about earning our place as trusted and influential advisers to the tourism industry. 

QantasLink
QantasLink (Gold)

QantasLink regional airlines are wholly owned subsidiaries of Qantas and operate in excess of 2,700 flights each week to 54 destinations across Australia . In fact, QantasLink flies more frequently and to more destinations than Qantas domestic.

QantasLink comprises four separate regional airline entities - Airlink, Eastern Australia Airlines, Sunstate Airlines and Impulse Airlines.

QantasLink provides direct employment for more than 1,600 people in both metropolitan and regional locations including Newcastle, Tamworth, Mildura, Hobart and Cairns, and provides indirect employment for hundreds more.

QantasLink customers enjoy a range of benefits available to the Qantas group including: convenient intrastate, interstate and international connections, access to the Qantas worldwide reservation system, affiliation with the oneworld alliance, Qantas Frequent Flyer points, access to Qantas Club lounges, e-ticket availability from most ports to all domestic and selected international ports through baggage check for Qantas domestic and international connections. 

Qantas Airways Limited (Gold)

Founded in the Queensland outback in 1920, Qantas has grown to be Australia's largest domestic and international airline. Registered originally as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS), Qantas is widely regarded as the world's leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia.

We have built a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, engineering and maintenance, and customer service.

The Qantas Group's main business is the transportation of customers using two complementary airline brands - Qantas and Jetstar. We also operate subsidiary businesses including other airlines, and businesses in specialist markets such as Q Catering.

Our airline brands operate regional, domestic and international services. The Group's broad portfolio of subsidiary businesses ranges from Qantas Freight Enterprises to Qantas Frequent Flyer.

We employ over 33,000 people with 93 per cent of them based within Australia.

Black & White Cabs
Black & White Cabs (Silver)

When service matters, simply call us on 13ecab (that's 133 222) or go to ecab.com.au Black & White Cabs is one of the largest and most successful taxi companies in Australia. With a fleet of over 900 taxis servicing the Brisbane urban area, it is at the leading edge of innovation and continues to develop transport options in line with the company's strategic objectives. The company prides itself on its commitment to customer satisfaction and its substantial history as part of the growth of Brisbane, is testament to its consistent performance. Black & White Cabs offers a full range of professional and modern taxis services, 24/7 including:

- Wheelchair accessible
- Business Class luxury vehicles
- Maxi Cabs
- People Movers
- Standard Taxis

As a proud member of the broader community and as part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility, we directly support Bravehearts, the Council Cabs (Brisbane) program and the Surf Life Saving Foundation.

Seaworld
Seaworld (Silver)

Sea World originally opened in 1971 to showcase the Water Ski Spectacular and has since grown to become Australia’s premier marine park. Covering 25 hectares of land, Sea World is located only a few minutes north of Surfers Paradise on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Sea World is a whole world of amazing marine attractions, rides and shows and in 2010 undertook major innovation and refreshment with the opening of the exciting new $6 million family attraction “Castaway Bay” which opened in September 2010 and the stunning new $15 million animal exhibit “Penguin Encounter” which opened in December 2010.

Wet 'n' Wild
Wet 'n' Wild (Silver)

Comprising Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Water World, places a great emphasis on providing relevant and up-to-date training for all staff to maintain the highest levels of guest enjoyment and customer service. To provide the best product, it's important to maintain high levels of professionalism and motivation through regular training.

Regular training is conducted on customer service, workplace health and safety, leadership programs and other operational courses.

Training programs are tailored to the specific needs of each theme park. For instance, training at Sea World covers operating an animal enclosure, providing general animal care, and animal rescue.

Warner Bros. Movie World focuses on entertainment, therefore our training includes voice production and delivery, stunt car driving, and dancing and choreography. Wet'n'Wild Water World's organisational focus is on health and safety, so all lifeguards are required to have current Bronze Medallions and first aid certificates.

Movie World
Movie World (Silver)

Comprising Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Water World, places a great emphasis on providing relevant and up-to-date training for all staff to maintain the highest levels of guest enjoyment and customer service. To provide the best product, it's important to maintain high levels of professionalism and motivation through regular training.

Regular training is conducted on customer service, workplace health and safety, leadership programs and other operational courses.

Training programs are tailored to the specific needs of each theme park. For instance, training at Sea World covers operating an animal enclosure, providing general animal care, and animal rescue.

Warner Bros. Movie World focuses on entertainment, therefore our training includes voice production and delivery, stunt car driving, and dancing and choreography. Wet'n'Wild Water World's organisational focus is on health and safety, so all lifeguards are required to have current Bronze Medallions and first aid certificates. 

North Queensland Airports
North Queensland Airports (Silver)

North Queensland Airports (NQA) includes Cairns Airport and Mackay Airport.

As the company responsible for these vital pieces of regional infrastructure NQA aims to be a valued partner in North Queensland's progress and development.

To achieve this goal NQA works in partnership with the community, stakeholders, employees and shareholders and is committed to building prosperity through investment and development, which in turn facilitates regional economic growth in North Queensland.

NQA recognises the important role of QTIC as Queensland's peak tourism body. 

Brisbane Airport Corporation (Silver)

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is a fresh, dynamic organisation operating an airport at which around 8000 people work full-time every day. Jobs generation at the airport has continued to grow faster than the national average, as BAC realises its vision to transform Brisbane's city airport into Brisbane Airport City, a 24-hour global trade and commerce centre. As the prime gateway to Queensland, Brisbane Airport strives to give each of its 13 million annual passengers efficient, comfortable and world-class service. For growing numbers of international passengers, it is the first taste of Australia, and BAC seeks to combine Queensland's world-famous lifestyle and casual image with its hard-earned reputation for smart, efficient and pro-business facilities.

Brisbane was judged Australia's Best Major Airport for Excellence in Aviation. The prestigious title was awarded for BAC's many successful partnership initiatives with business, industry, government and the community, particularly the increasing suite of international airlines which use the airport.

Brisbane Airport is an economic driver of tourism and trade in Queensland, contributing to economic development and regional prosperity.

The airport is rapidly becoming "more than just a place to catch a plane". Already a preferred business location, Brisbane Airport recently unveiled Number 1 Airport Drive, a visionary mixed-use concept of superb leisure, sport, tourism, retail and services. 

Flight Centre Limited
Flight Centre Limited (Silver)

Flight Centre Limited (FLT) is one of the world's largest travel agency groups, with more than 2000 leisure, corporate and wholesale businesses in 11 countries.

FLT's rapidly expanding network now extends throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Hong Kong, India, China, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

In addition, the company's global corporate travel management network, FCm Travel Solutions, extends to more than 70 other countries through strategic licensing agreements with independent local operators.
After starting with one shop in the early 1980s, FLT has enjoyed remarkable ongoing growth.

The company employs more than 13,000 people globally and has more than 30 brands, including the flagship Flight Centre leisure brand. 

FLT has twice been judged Australia's best employer, in addition to claiming a number of other employer and travel agency awards in Australia and overseas.

The company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1995. 

Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (Silver)

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS), an entity of the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (NPRSR) are charged with the conservation and management of the protected area estate, building resilience in natural systems and providing safe, substantial and sustainable benefits to the Queensland community.

Queensland is one of the most naturally diverse places on earth, containing five out of the sixteen Australian world heritage properties (the wet tropics, Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef, the Riversleigh fossil site and the Gondwana rainforests). Along with these world heritage properties, QPWS currently manages around 12.5 million hectares of parks and forests comprising nearly 7% of Queensland. In addition, QPWS manages around 72,000 square kilometres of State Marine Parks and jointly manages a further 345,000 square kilometres of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with the Commonwealth.  

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia (Silver)
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia (Silver)

Norton Rose Fulbright is a leading Australian commercial law firm and one of the few firms to offer a national team of experts dedicated to understanding and serving the dynamic Tourism and Hospitality industry.

Our lawyers have been trusted advisors to many of the major players in the QLD Tourism and Hospitality industry for many years and know what it takes to assist industry participants through every stage of their business lifecycle. Whether it be starting at the design and construction phase, obtaining the appropriate approvals, liquor and gaming licences, building, environmental and health certificates and then consulting on operational and managerial issues or restructuring by acquisition or disposal, Norton Rose Fulbright can assist.

Our clients and independent surveys regard our people as easy to do business with, available and accessible as well as having a superior track record of careful planning, actively managing costs and adding value.

Discover for yourself why Norton Rose Fulbright is considered the Intelligent Alternative. 

Dreamworld
Dreamworld (Silver)

Dreamworld is Australia's favourite theme park. With so many worlds in one location, you can plan your own adventure.

Dreamworld is home to 13 worlds. From the tallest and fastest thrill rides, to live interactive shows and unique animal attractions, there's something for everyone at Dreamworld!

Home to Tiger Island, Dreamworld Corroboree, Wiggles World, V8 Supercars RedLine, FlowRider and the Big 8 Thrill Rides - some of the tallest, fastest thrill rides in the world to include our newest Thrill Ride, Pandamonium, Dreamworld is the ultimate place for family fun.

WhiteWater World
WhiteWater World (Silver)

Brought to you by Dreamworld, WhiteWater World is no ordinary water park - it's a water ride park. From the most extreme waterslides on the planet to family friendly attractions, WhiteWater World uses cutting edge technology to deliver thrills for all ages.

WhiteWater World is where the fun is; where surf, sand and sea converge. Paying homage to everything Australian, WhiteWater World is like nothing you've experienced before. Feel the ultimate rush and get ready to experience water-powered WOW!

WhiteWater World is packed with Australian firsts and the only park where you can experience all four of the hottest waterslides on the planet! 

Arthur J. Gallagher (Silver)

The Arthur J. Gallagher company has Australian roots that, since 1976, have grown through a network of insurance broking professionals in more than 25 locations.

Today, Arthur J. Gallagher is unique among multinational risk management and insurance broking groups.

While the company has grown to be the world’s fourth largest risk and insurance adviser it has avoided the formality and bureaucracy typical of corporate organisations of that scale. At heart, Arthur J Gallagher has a heritage of sincerity and candid honesty that helps attract and retain the most skilled industry talent.

Only by having critical mass and highly skilled local resources can we deliver the face-to-face advice and support that the Queensland Tourism and Hospitality industry deserve.

Queensland Museum Network (Silver)

The Queensland Museum Network delivers museum services across the state, through a network of public museums:

Our expert services include:

  • Research on a broad range of topics spanning biodiversity, geosciences, cultures and histories
  • State-wide loans service
  • Regional services program – Museum Resource Centre Network – providing professional and community support for collections and museums across the state
  • Publishing business for wildlife, historical and children’s publications
  • State-wide public Discovery centre
  • Online learning resources for schools.
Riverlife (Silver)

Riverlife is Brisbane’s most spectacular lifestyle and entertainment venue. Located in the heart of the CBD right on the Brisbane River, Riverlife is the perfect playground for unbeatable adventures and exquisite functions in Brisbane’s most stunning location.

Live out your wildest dreams rock climbing the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, taking a Segway spin under the majestic Story Bridge or gliding down the river in a nighttime kayak with the dazzling city lights as your backdrop. Riverlife offers an unbeatable range of exciting adventures that will make your day unforgettable. 

When it comes to your own special event or function, Riverlife can help you dream big and create a little bit of magic. Give your guests an occasion to remember with one of Riverlife’s 5 spectacular riverside venues. Our incredible location with its stunning views of Brisbane city will astonish your guests as they indulge in an exquisite menu designed by our executive Chef.

Riverlife also boasts some of Brisbane’s biggest and best annual events. Dance the night away to the sounds of Brisbane’s hottest bands and DJs, or relax with a boutique beer on a gloriously lazy Sunday afternoon down by the river. Whatever you’re looking for, Riverlife is one of Queensland’s must-do experiences.

XXXX (Silver)

Our origins in the sunshine state date back to 1878, when the Perkins brothers began brewing at the XXXX Castlemaine Perkins Brewery in Milton. We are now a part of Lion, the leading alcoholic beverages business in Australia, producing great brands for great occasions.

We boast QLD’s most popular beer brand – XXXX GOLD, which accounts for 1 in every 3 beers enjoyed locally. We are proud of the positive role XXXX GOLD has played by supporting the local community and growing the mid-strength segment right across Australia. In 2015, we launched a new product under XXXX GOLD, the mid-strength XXXX GOLD Australian Pale Ale.

In addition to XXXX GOLD, we are also proud to produce XXXX Summer Bright Lager and the recently released XXXX Summer Bright lager with Natural Lime.

For more information, visit wwww.lionco.com.

The Star Entertainment Group (Silver)

As a Top 100 ASX-listed company, The Star Entertainment Group (formerly Echo Entertainment Group) is a leading owner and operator of three integrated resort developments in Australia:

  • Treasury Casino & Hotel in Brisbane
  • Jupiters Gold Coast
  • The Star in Sydney.

The company creates world-class integrated resorts with a local spirit, and partners with its surrounding communities to create a world of opportunities and entertainment excellence for the eight million visitors to its Queensland properties each year.

In 2015, Jupiters Gold Coast celebrated its 30th year anniversary while Treasury Casino & Hotel marked its 20th. Since 1987, the company has contributed more than $100 million to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (formerly the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund) for grants to community groups across southern Queensland.

Jupiters Gold Coast is currently undertaking a $345 million transformation including a refurbishment of its existing hotel, a new six-star all-suite hotel, more food and beverage offerings, and modern gaming facilities. A proposal for a new hotel and apartment, plus a sports theatre, would increase that investment to around $850 million if approved.

As a partner in the Destination Brisbane Consortium, the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane integrated resort is set to become the company’s centrepiece development attracting a projected 1.39 million additional visitors to the state each year along with a projected $1.69 billion annual increase in Queensland tourism spend.

In Queensland, the company currently provides employment for more than 3000 people, which will continue to grow through its transformation plans at both the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.

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SkyPoint (Silver)

SkyPoint is located on top of the iconic Q1 Building, one of the world's tallest residential towers takes you to the highest point above the Gold Coast and offers spectacular 360 degree views from the surf to the hinterland and beyond.

Rising 230m into the sky, SkyPoint is located on Level 77 and 78 of the iconic Q1 Tower in southern Surfers Paradise.