Tourism in Action: A word from Brett Fraser (May)

As we come to the end of May and I conclude my first month with QTIC as the new CEO, I would like to thank all those I have had the opportunity to engage with for their support. I feel genuinely privileged to take on this role at such a critical time for our industry.

I have been encouraged by the spirit and innovation of our state’s tourism and hospitality operators. From small regional businesses to performers and artists, I’ve witnessed your drive and commitment and am buoyed by the fact that you are the driving force behind our amazing industry.

In the last month we have seen a change of government at the Federal level with the Labor Party taking over leadership. Prior to their win, the ALP made a number of pre-election commitments that impact our tourism industry. An outline of these industry-related assurances are available for you to read here.

I’m pleased to share that several of these commitments align with QTIC’s key strategic priorities, which form the backbone of our advocacy work. It’s affirming to see that the commitments of the incoming government demonstrate a considered response to our industry’s lobbying and needs.

As governments of all levels across the country make decisions on where to invest their resources, it’s more important than ever for Australian tourism to stand united and ensure that the tourism industry receives the support it warrants. Please rest assured that I will be actively working with all levels of government to position what is required to ensure the sustainable growth of our industry and ensure our future success.

We will also continue working closely with our members and operators. Over the coming months, I’ll be travelling across Queensland to engage directly with operators, to listen to your concerns and understand your continued industry needs. These conversations will play a significant role in shaping QTIC’s priorities moving forward.

As we look forward and domestic visitors continue to build and we welcome back international visitors to Queensland, I look forward to working with you and the QTIC team to ensure that our industry can capitalise on the opportunity that is presented.

Kind Regards,
Brett Fraser
QTIC Chief Executive Officer