Nominate a Gold Coaster for the Young Tourism Leader program

The State Government has opened applications for round two of the Young Tourism Leader Program, and is encouraging nominations from the Gold Coast.

The Young Tourism Leaders program taps into the enthusiasm of young people working in the tourism industry and supports them as they travel around their region encouraging other young people to also consider a career in tourism.

The State’s Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones urged Gold Coast employers, business leaders, members of parliament and other community members to “nominate inspirational young people to become champions of Queensland’s tourism industry.”


She said: “Tourism is a $23 billion industry in Queensland which supports one in 11 jobs,” Ms Jones said, and added that “over the next three years, we’re expecting around 20,000 new jobs to be created in the tourism industry here in Queensland.

“We want young people to know that tourism can offer more than a job, but a sustainable career with amazing opportunities along the way.

“We need people with a range of skills, from communications specialists, graphic designers, business managers, tour guides, pilots, flight attendants, finance specialists and many more. This is the kind of career that can be a ticket to travel the world,” said the Minister.

Nominations for round two of the Young Tourism Leaders program officially open on Tuesday 30 May 2017 and close on Tuesday 11 July 2017. Nominations can be made at