About the program

The Young Tourism Leaders Program provides influential and inspiring role models to encourage young people to consider a career in the tourism industry.

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Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland Gold Coast, Queensland

Our Leaders are young people who’ve found success in the tourism industry, have a wealth of knowledge, experience and advice, and are keen to share the stories of their career journey.

They make presentations in schools, engage with vocational and tertiary students, participate in careers events to promote tourism careers, and actively connect with the tourism industry to promote the skills and talents which young tourism professionals offer.

There are currently 22 energetic and inspirational Young Tourism Leaders who are passionate about helping shape future career pathways for young people in the tourism industry and are keen to make an impact on the future development of Queensland tourism.

The Young Tourism Leaders Program is an initiative of the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games, supported by the Department of Education.

If you are a school or business group and would like to invite a Young Tourism Leader to speak to your students or members, please contact us at tourism@ditid.qld.gov.au.