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New Members for Cradle Coast Tourism Executive

New Members for Cradle Coast Tourism Executive

MEDIA RELEASE
23 SEPTEMBER 2014

The advisory group to the Cradle Coast regional tourism organisation has recently added two new members with extensive experience in accommodation and events management to help guide the industry in the region.

CCTE Chairman Rod Stendrup has announced the appointment of Carolyn Nissen, from Strahan, and Michael Bonney, of Ulverstone, to the committee, part of the Cradle Coast Authority.
Mr Stendrup said they would replace two members of the group who had recently resigned due to personal reasons.
“I want to welcome both Carolyn and Michael to the CCTE, they will bring a range of skills and experience to the group and will help to provide support and insight into the industry in the region,” Mr Stendrup said.

Ms Nissen is the operator of Ormiston House at Strahan and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, particularly in marketing and local tourism. Her involvement in the West Coast has
been extensive, including being the current chair of the Western Wilderness Tourism Association and working at a variety of levels to develop the local industry.

Mr Bonney is the managing director of Cradle Coast Sports and Events, which runs the Devonport Triathlon, Run Devonport and is involved with a number of other events in the region and around Tasmania. He was also the driver of the National Inflatable Rescue Boat Championships at Penguin in 2010, and has an extensive background in industry in the Cradle Coast region.

Comprised of tourism industry professionals, the Cradle Coast Tourism Executive meets monthly to advise on marketing, industry development and tourism product development activities undertaken by the Cradle Coast Authority.

Members of the Cradle Coast Tourism Executive from September 2014:
· Rod Stendrup – Chairman
· Carolyn Nissen – Ormiston House
· Michael Bonney – Cradle Coast Sports and Events
· John Dabner – Tall Timbers Tasmania
· Stephanie Jaensch – Tourism consultant
· Stuart Jones – Devonport City Council
· Justin McErlain – Wynyard Waterfront
· Anthony O’Hern – Cradle Mountain Canyons
· Phil Vickers – West Coast Council and West Coast Heritage Ltd
· Clint Walker – Stanley Seaview Inn, Horizon Deluxe and Burnie City Apartments
· Tanya Trost – Tourism Tasmania

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Media interview:
Rod Stendrup – Chairman Cradle Coast Tourism Executive – 0409 947 308
For media assistance and additional biography information:
Amanda Wilson – Communications Manager – 6431 6285

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