To assist you with preparing an Award winning submission, QTIC operates FREE one-on-one mentoring sessions for Awards entrants across the state.

Entrants have the opportunity to meet with a highly experienced mentor, either on-line (via Skype) or face-to-face in Brisbane, who will provide you with advice and guidance for planning and preparing your Award submission. 

Please be aware that all mentoring sessions will run for 1 hour only.  Previous entrants should have a copy of last year's submission and feedback available for the appointment and first time entrants should have a copy of the criteria for the their Award category - we recommend to have some type of first draft ready prior, so the mentor can review before your meeting.

Places are limited, however if there is an overwhelming response we will try to make more dates available. Alternatively, mentoring over the phone is available for those unable to make these set dates/times. 

Face to face meetings will be held at the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), Brisbane Office
Level 5, 189 Grey Street, South Brisbane 4101

If joining by skype, QTIC will send instructions. 

To register a date and time please contact the QTA team via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07 3236 1445.

Please see below the available dates and mentors for the 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards


16th July:  Louise Yates: 

Louise is passionate about tourism. She is the author of the Tourism and Events Queensland Big Marketing Guide, the Outback Education Handbook and several other key tourism guides, research and training documents. Having lived, and worked at senior levels in Queensland regions, including Cairns, Townsville, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, Louise has a strong understanding of the vital role tourism plays at local, state and national levels.

Louise is a former QTA judge and continues to mentor entrants. Her track record as a submission writer includes several gold, silver and bronze winners as well as place winners at the national level

23rd July: Julia Holland 

Julia has extensive experience in brand and advertising and communications spanning more than three decades. Having won Gold in the past at the Queensland Tourism Awards, Julia is a great mentor to assist in the story telling aspect of your submission. Get those judges engaged in your story and make for easy reading. 

25th July: Mark Greaves 

Mark has previously judged the Queensland Tourism from 2014-2016 (3 years) and has over 25 years experience in the tourism industry.  Mark is the Managing Directors of Southern Queensland Tourism and has a background in business auditing through a number of accreditation program. Mark knows what a great tourism business should look like! 

26th July: Krista Haurtiz (FULL)- this meeting will be based on the Gold Coast - at the destination Gold Coast office

Krista is a gun are writing tourism awards, with many National wins under her belt she is one of the best in the business. With over 25 years in the industry Krista has also held senior roles in regional tourism organisations, local and state government and private enterprise. She established Krista Hauritz Tourism + Marketing + Events in 2011
*Note entrants entered in Major & festivals and events cannot use Krista as a mentor.

26th July: Linda Tillman: 

Linda has worked in tourism, events and marketing for 15 incredible years, from studying her Business (Tourism) degree in Lismore, to travelling around Australia for 3 years working in tourism, to becoming CEO of Riverina Regional Tourism, launching her own agency, and even judging the national Tourism Awards in Vanuatu. Linda is a huge adovcate for the Queensland Tourism Award and has extensive experience in awards writing across a number of different state with great success! 


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