Abbey Blanchfield

Airtrain Citylink

Abbey launched her career in tourism from an early age working in her family’s businesses on the Sunshine Coast where she learnt every element of how to run an accommodation business. This knowledge and experience led her to the role of Operations and Business Development Manager for Accommodation Noosa where she managed operations and implemented marketing initiatives for a range of resorts and accommodation properties.

Abbey’s career then took her into regional tourism where she became the General Manager of Gympie Cooloola Tourism, promoting the region’s diverse visitor experiences and working with over 300 tourism operators to provide corporate solutions to regional challenges.

Abbey is now the Marketing and Sales Manager for Airtrain Citylink in Brisbane where she is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic marketing direction including implementing new marketing initiatives for the Airtrain brand and developing partnerships to promote the Brisbane and Gold Coast regions.

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Abbey is a marketing professional with over 15 years’ experience in accommodation, transport, events and regional destination tourism. She has a diverse range of training including a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Human Resources, a Master of Management, MBA and a Professional Honours in Education.

She has shared her skills and knowledge with students at TAFE and Universities across South East Queensland as a Lecturer and Guest Presenter.

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