Tourism the career opportunities are endless

Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland Vlasoff Cay, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

There’s never been a better time to launch a career in tourism. From hotels, resorts, transport and travel, tourist attractions and adventure tours – the possibilities are endless to build a successful, lifelong career.


Job opportunities range far and wide to include media and marketing specialists, graphic designers, business managers, developers, hospitality roles, tour guides, pilots, flight attendants, cruise industry jobs, boat captains, finance specialists, travel agents and event managers.

A major pillar of the Queensland economy, tourism is now worth more than $27 billion and supports over 236,000 jobs state-wide – that’s one in ten Queenslanders.

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Kate Jones, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development

Working in tourism is a ticket to see the world.

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The Young Tourism Leaders Program shows what an amazing lifelong career you can have in the tourism industry.


Enjoy working in an industry that brings exciting opportunities and inspires you every day.


Our Leaders are role models working in the industry and offer great advice to get your foot in the door. Meet our leaders below and connect with them on social media.

Adam Zammit Adam Zammit

Adam Zammit

AAT Kings Brisbane
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Hayden Summers Hayden Summers

Hayden Summers

Rydges South Bank Brisbane
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Jessica Dineen Jessica Dineen

Jessica Dineen

Noosa River Holiday Park Sunshine Coast
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Yolandie Holtzhausen Yolandie Holtzhausen

Yolandie Holtzhausen

Spicers Retreats Brisbane
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Craig Johnston Craig Johnston

Craig Johnston

My Private Chef and TCLH Gold Coast
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Felicity Holder Felicity Holder

Felicity Holder

Flight Centre Fraser Coast
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Sean Hodges-Colavitto Sean Hodges-Colavitto

Sean Hodges-Colavitto

1834 Hotels Brisbane
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Weiqing Ni Weiqing Ni

Weiqing Ni

Cairns Colonial Club Resort and Palm Royale Cairns
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Dominique Gleixner Dominique Gleixner

Dominique Gleixner

Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Limited Gladstone
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Abbey Blanchfield Abbey Blanchfield

Abbey Blanchfield

Airtrain Citylink Brisbane
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Amy Gash Amy Gash

Amy Gash

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Gold Coast
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Taylor Reynolds Taylor Reynolds

Taylor Reynolds

Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience Bundaberg
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Robert Mohr Robert Mohr

Robert Mohr

Motor Yacht Settlement Airlie Beach
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Joanna Kliskey Joanna Kliskey

Joanna Kliskey

The Johnson Hotel Brisbane
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Bridget Evans Bridget Evans

Bridget Evans

Paronella Park Cairns
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Siana Board Siana Board

Siana Board

Townsville Enterprise Townsville
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Mark Newman Mark Newman

Mark Newman

Riverlife Brisbane
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Georgia Thompson Georgia Thompson

Georgia Thompson

The IRONMAN Group Sunshine Coast
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Oliver Hinds Oliver Hinds

Oliver Hinds

Emeraude Bistro Toowoomba
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Eloise Chaffers Eloise Chaffers

Eloise Chaffers

Great Keppel Island Hideaway Great Keppel Island
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Thomas McIntyre Thomas McIntyre

Thomas McIntyre

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre Gold Coast
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Christopher Stokoe Christopher Stokoe

Christopher Stokoe

Ingenia Communities Group Brisbane
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Jai Leighton Jai Leighton

Jai Leighton

The Star Gold Coast
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Kaydee George Kaydee George

Kaydee George

Wyndham Resort Gold Coast
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Rachel Stannard Rachel Stannard

Rachel Stannard

Sofitel Brisbane Central Brisbane
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Amanda Pelagalli Amanda Pelagalli

Amanda Pelagalli

Mackay Aqua Park Mackay
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Nick Ellis Nick Ellis

Nick Ellis

Ovolo Inchcolm Brisbane
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Jordan Wheeler Jordan Wheeler

Jordan Wheeler

Capricorn Caves Rockhampton
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Michael Quigley Michael Quigley

Michael Quigley

Discovery Holiday Parks Airlie Beach
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Sheena Lindholm Sheena Lindholm

Sheena Lindholm

Push Pull Marketing, Nanango RSL Nanango (South Burnett Region)
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Nicole Kuttner Nicole Kuttner

Nicole Kuttner

Qantas Founders Museum Longreach
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Tariq Mahomed Tariq Mahomed

Tariq Mahomed

Beach Club Resort Hamilton Island
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Mike Webley Mike Webley

Mike Webley

Pinnacle Tourism Marketing Cairns
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