Author: kristahauritz



THE OUTBACK GOLF RUSH CONTINUES WITH THE OUTBACK QUEENSLAND MASTERS TAKING OUT GOLD AT THE AUSTRALIAN TOURISM AWARDS IN SYDNEY.  “The Australian Tourism Awards celebrates outstanding achievements across the tourism industry nationally and we are delighted to see the Outback Queensland Masters, a golfing tournament of a different kind, recognised for its innovation and contribution to tourism, golf and the remote outback communities we work with,” said James Sutherland, CEO, Golf Australia. “Spanning over 2,800km – more than twice the size of the United Kingdom – the 2023 Outback Queensland Masters is a golf tourism experience not to be missed,”


Outback Qld Masters scores hole-in-one at Queensland Tourism Awards

Australia’s richest and most remote golf series, the Outback Queensland Masters has just scored a hole-in-one as winner of the Festivals and Events Category at the 2022 Queensland Tourism Awards, with automatic entry as a finalist in the Australian Tourism Awards in March 2023. The event was also a finalist at the 2022 Queensland Sports Awards staged in Brisbane during November, 2022. May the winning streak continue for the players vying for the million dollar hole-in-one this coming July in Mount Isa. For more information visit


Outback Queensland Masters the nation’s best new event

The Outback Queensland Masters has hit a hole-in-one at the 2020 Australian Event Awards, receiving the award for Australia’s Best New Event. The judges described the Outback Queensland Masters as “innovative, ground-breaking, inclusive, fun and creative”. “This is an incredibly unique new event. The effort, creativity and resourcefulness of the event organisers is truly impressive,” said co-chair of the judging panel Peter Rix AM. “Congratulations to all the finalists and winners. The quality of the entries has meant a very high- scoring year, significantly higher than previous years and the judges have definitely had their work cut out.” The Outback


Apple & Grape Festival Marketing Awarded Best in Australia

Stanthorpe can proudly claim to have the best promotion for an event in Australia, with the Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival’s 2020 marketing campaign awarded winner in ‘Best Achievement in Marketing, Communication or Sponsorship’ category at the 2020 Australian Event Awards. In the same awards, the Festival was also placed as a national finalist in the ‘Best Tourism Event’ category, with the ulimate win awarded to the very worthy Splendour in the Grass 2019. The ‘Best Achievement in Marketing’ award was presented this week to Krista Hauritz Tourism and Events, who partnered with the festival for the first time


QTIC Announces Free Industry Program

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) has just announced a new industry business development program. Key business activities have been identified to help Queensland tourism businesses to prepare for reopening and to be competitive in a primarily domestic market for 2020/21 including: pivot products and innovation, develop trade and new distribution channels, and review and modify existing marketing and promotional strategies. The 2020-2021 Queensland Tourism Industry Business Capability Development Program (TIBCDP) will offer a two-stage program.  Stage One – Whole of State Webinars   Four webinars will take place once a week from mid July to mid August 2020 and will be


Event Bootcamps

A series of Event Bootcamps is being delivered across Queensland in 2017 from the Whitsundays, Mackay Region, Fraser Coast and coming up during March, don’t miss this amazing Tourism Industry Development Roadshow across Outback Queensland. We’ll be covering:- Taking your event into the future Grant writing + sponsorship Volunteers + Resources Cost Effective Marketing Tips New Queensland Campaign “I know just the place” To find out more on the Outback Queensland series, click here =>Outback Queensland Event Bootcamps RSVP to  


It’s Hot, Sweet & Spicy at Bundy Flavours 2015

Bundy Flavours Festival 2015 has just released its official program for Sunday 13th September with an abundance of guest chefs, gardening gurus and a record number of local producers, growers, brewers and makers.  Visitors will be encouraged to indulge in all things fresh and local with non-stop food, cooking and gardening demonstrations across four stages, live entertainment and tasting sessions. Guest chefs include Alastair McLeod and Matt Golinski with “Double Trouble” demonstrations. Award winning chef, ShannonKellam from Brisbane’s favourite French restaurant, Montrachet, will be returning home to Bundaberg, putting a “Spotlight on Pork” with Robert Doyle of BundyFarm. Local and celebrity chefs


Tourism Operators Selected For New Mentoring Program

Fourteen lucky tourism operators from across the Gold Coast, Scenic Rim and Northern Rivers have just been selected to participate in a new mentoring program to assist in improving their capability to attract visitors and showcase a range of unique experiences to a global audience. An initiative of Australia’s Green Cauldron, the program is tailored to suit individual business needs including business development, marketing effectiveness, experience development and packaging.  The mentoring will include onsite mentoring in their businesses. “This is a unique program that involves local, regional and state organisations in a cross-border partnership between Queensland and New South Wales”,


Event Bootcamps + Grant Workshops

A series of event bootcamps are being held throughout Queensland during April and May, including Cairns, Mackay, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Gold Coast.  Organised by Tourism & Events Queensland and the Regional Tourism Organisations, they’re a great opportunity to learn more from the basics through to sponsorship, grants and marketing.  For details just e-mail me and I’ll forward you details on where to register.

Festivals Australia Info Session

Festivals Australia will present as part of National Regional Programs session with the Australia Council during December.  For more info visit