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