Thursday, May 23, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

National Volunteer Week Tourism Whitsundays Thank Volunteer Cruise Ship Ambassadors

This week is National Volunteer Week, and Tourism Whitsundays is celebrating the incredible Whitsunday Volunteer Cruise Ship Ambassadors.

Since 2004, their tropical shirts and warm smiles have become synonymous with arriving in Airlie Beach.

These passionate volunteers are the first to greet cruise ship passengers, offering a wealth of local knowledge and ensuring a smooth start to their Whitsunday adventure.

These volunteers have already welcomed over 44 cruise ships and nearly 77,000 passengers in 2024 alone. 

Their dedication goes far beyond their cruise ship duties. With a love for their region that shines through, they also volunteer at the Whitsunday Visitor Information Centre. You'll also find them lending a hand at community events like the Lions Markets, the Airlie Beach Marathon Festival, and the Great Barrier Reef Festival. 

The Cruise Ship Ambassadors are a testament to the true spirit of The Whitsundays, they are welcoming, knowledgeable, and deeply invested in their community, ensuring every visitor feels welcome within our region.

This National Volunteer Week, we offer a heartfelt thank you to the Cruise Ship Ambassadors, and all volunteers who dedicate their time and passion to making our region a vibrant and unforgettable destination. 

Contributed with thanks to CEO of Tourism Whitsundays, Rick Hamilton

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