About Krista

Krista HauritzHi, my name is Krista. I have a love of country, a passion for regional Australia and a weakness for travel having worked in the tourism industry for some 25 years. My career included senior roles in regional tourism organisations, local and state government and private enterprise. I established Krista Hauritz Tourism + Marketing + Events in 2011.

Tourism is my career and hobby.

I have had the privilege of developing and marketing a number of projects that have been the recipients of North Queensland and Queensland Tourism Awards. These include the Australian-Italian Festival, Hinchinbrook Visitor Centre and Destination Promotion for Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.

I have also collaborated on cross regional projects which have been seeded through grant funding including the Great Green Way – Cairns to Townsville, The Great Bunya Drive, Fish Inland Queensland, Reef to Outback and most recently, Drive Inland Queensland and Hand Made In Country.

Featured in the Who’s Who of Queensland and Who’s Who of Australian Business Women publications, I have been a board member for Northern Rivers Tourism (NRT) and Cobb + Co Museum (Toowoomba) and am currently a member of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN) and Queensland’s Rural and Remote Woman’s Network (QRRRWN).

Career Background

Interim GM, Toowoomba Golden West South Burnett Tourism and Southern Downs Granite Belt Tourism (2011 – 2012)
Managing 2 RTOs. Development of Transition/Merger Board, recruitment of Joint CEO,
AGM/Annual Report, spokesperson
BMO Accountants, Dalby (2009 – 2011)
Marketing and Grant advisor, working with small and medium size enterprises.
Regional Director, Tourism Queensland(2006 – 2009)
Brisbane, SEQld Country, Central Qld. Destination Management Plans, Tourism Opportunities Plans and annual marketing campaigns for Brisbane and South East Qld Country. Concept development for “Reef to Outback”.
General Manager, Toowoomba and Golden West Tourism (2003 – 2006)
Qld Tourism Award for Destination Promotion. Great Bunya Drive, Fish Inland Qld. Board
governance, media and marketing strategies.
Tourism Ambassador, Tourism Australia/Bank of America (2000)
Promoting Qld in the USA pre-and during Sydney 2000 Olympics. 8 months USA. Media spokesperson, trade and consumer promotions.
Marketing Coordinator, Tourism Queensland (1997 – 2002)
Brand Development and marketing for Special Interest Tourism (B&B/Farmstay; Backpacking, (Ecotourism), Gold Coast and Central Qld.
Tourist Development Officer, Hinchinbrook Shire Council(1993 – 1997). Development of shire tourism plan, Australian-Italian Festival, Hinchinbrook Visitor Centre with Wet Tropics Management Authority, Raintree Markets Marketing Assistant, Outer Brisbane Tourism Membership, regional guide, marketing assistance
Research Assistant, University of Queensland (1991)
Impact of the Longreach Hall of Fame and Sustainable Tourism in the South Pacific.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Business-Tourism, University of Queensland (1991)

The Team

About Jaimi Monck

Hello, my name is Jaimi Monck and I am working with Krista as a Tourism + Events Assistant as a part of my internship component for University. I have completed my internship and Graduated with a Degree in Business in Convention and Events Management from Southern Cross University. In my first year of Study I received the NSW Ministers of Tourism Young achiever in Tourism Award. This was awarded to me for sustained academic achievement throughout my first year of study at Southern Cross University.

Krista has been an amazing mentor for me during my internship. She has provided me with an insight into the Tourism and Events Industries like no other with an abundance of experience and expertise in numerous fields.  I assisted with Social media for the 2013 Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races achieving amazing results with a 110% increase in fans. I have also been developing my skills in website creation using word press and basic graphic design.

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