Thursday, March 9, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Discovering the best parts of the Whitsundays and promoting them to media all over the country is a major part of Cait Fleming's role at Tourism Whitsundays.
This week she hit the road and spent a day in beautiful Bowen where she met with the team from Bowen Tourism and Business.
Manager Leanne Abernethy and her two staff, Kerry and Ellie, were eager to show Cait the wide range of mango-inspired products they have in store.
With plentiful merchandise and an enthusiastic team creating the best of first impressions, the Big Mango Tourism Information Centre is sure to be top of the list for incoming tourists as they get their bearings.
Cait also met with Addy from Rose Bay Resort and the team at Queens Beach Tourist Village who had recently won gold for the Best Large Caravan Park category in the Grey Nomads awards.
Touring the accommodation in person gave Cait a first-hand insight into the tourist experience at each location and the standard of facilities offered.
“It was such a great day!” said Cait.
“I now have a new appreciation for Bowen - the beaches are spectacular and the service was outstanding everywhere I went.
“Bowen is a destination for so many now, from grey nomads right through to young families and it’s easy to see why it’s the perfect relaxed beachside holiday.”
Cait is originally from Airlie Beach but spent a lot of her childhood visiting her grandparents in Bowen.
Her immediate family still live in Airlie Beach making it a very hard place for Cait to leave – not that she would ever want to!
Spending much of her working career in tourism and marketing, Cait has operated her own business, worked with Flight Centre and also Cruise Whitsundays.
She started her current role with Tourism Whitsundays last August and says she loves the depth and breadth of her role promoting every part of the Whitsundays to media and travel agents all over the world.
Cait Fleming, Publicity and Communications Executive at Tourism Whitsundays with Kerry Meier from Bowen Tourism and Business at Flagstaff Hill. Photo supplied