Thursday, February 1, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Meet Cindy Tonks Sales and Administration Assistant at Bowen Tourism and Business

When Cindy made the big relocation from the Central Coast of New South Wales to the beautiful beachside town of Bowen, she was pleasantly welcomed into town by friendly and accommodating locals.

“That’s the first thing that my husband and I noticed,” Cindy explained.

“We were walking down the main street and everyone was waving and saying hello to us! It was just so lovely.”

Now a member of the Bowen Tourism and Business team, at the Bowen Visitor Information Centre and beside the beloved Big Mango, Cindy’s new role is Sales and Administration Assistant, which sees her directly communicating with visitors as they check into the Big Mango.

Often recommending the best experiences for visitors, Cindy also assists Bowen Tourism and Business in promoting Bowen to wider audiences, through marketing and promotion, helping visitors book both local accommodation and experiences, and supporting the Manager and Bowen Tourism and Business members.

“I am still learning, but the team have been amazing, and I am so grateful to be here,” Cindy explained.

“We have felt right at home in Bowen, and we want to thank every single person for having us in this gorgeous little town.”

Manager of Bowen Tourism and Business, Leanne Abernethy said Cindy was a fantastic addition to the team.

“Cindy is only new to Bowen but loves the town and the region and has already learnt so much about our many  attractions.

“Her past experience in administration and her previous travel experiences,  coupled with her passion for tourism, have made her the perfect fit for the role.”

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