Raised in Gladstone, Dominique’s first role in tourism was as a school-based trainee with Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd, an organisation dedicated to advancing the Gladstone Region through marketing and development of business, tourism and industry for the benefit of the community. Once Dominique finished high school, she combined her love of tourism and aviation by joining Australian Helicopters, catering for Heron Island clientele, followed by operational experience with several aviation companies.
Moving abroad, Dominique moved into customer experience roles with BMW, initially as a product specialist and then as a customer service executive. Her role made her responsible for improving customer experience, delivering communications and developing strategies to improve UK market share.
Returning home, Dominique once again took up a role at Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd, this time as its Tourism Manager. Dominique is responsible for tourism campaign development, marketing strategies and providing support to tourism businesses through marketing advice and delivery of upskilling programs. Dominique also played an integral role in attracting increased visitation by the international cruise liner industry to the Port of Gladstone.
Dominique is an enthusiastic promoter of the tourism experience in the Gladstone region and enjoys being able to highlight what regional Queensland has to offer.
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After completing a Certificate III in Tourism Operations, Dominique’s tourism career was kick-started with a traineeship in regional tourism followed by operations roles in a variety of aviation companies. Dominique worked in the UK and travelled widely, then returned to Gladstone’s regional tourism organisation as Tourism Manager. Dominique is keen to show young people the diversity of career opportunities in regional tourism.