Bid to represent tourism sector

Published 3:00pm 15 November 2022

Bid to represent tourism sector
Words by Kylie Knight

Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism General Manager of Tourism and Investment Oriana Wyrozebska is hoping to represent the region’s tourism sector on the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) board.

Oriana has been nominated for one of two vacant QTIC board positions, with voting to close at 4pm on Tuesday, November 22. Financial QTIC Members are eligible to vote.

QTIC is Queensland’s peak tourism industry body and advocate for the tourism and hospitality sectors, representing more than 60,000 businesses.

“I feel very strongly about advocating for and supporting tourism in the Moreton Bay Region and continuing to ensure tourism businesses are positioned for growth,” Oriana says.

She says, if she was elected to the QTIC board, she would focus on the following priorities:

  • 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games – ensuring all businesses are positioned to maximise the opportunity;
  • Investment - advocating for increased public-sector infrastructure investment to grow Queensland’s position as a destination of choice;
  • Growing collaboration - exploring opportunities for collaboration across the state to ensure product development and capacity building programs are delivered;
  • Accelerating recovery - continuing to accelerate the sector’s recovery to ensure the Moreton Bay Region is positioned as a leading visitor destination with a focus on growing visitor spend.

About Oriana Wyrozebska

Oriana Wyrozebska is General Manager of Tourism and Investment at Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT), the region’s official local tourism organisation.

Heading up MBRIT’s destination management and industry development portfolios, she is passionate about advocating for and supporting tourism businesses to grow new markets, develop new product and attract new investment.

Oriana brings a wealth of experience to the role having led projects and teams across Europe working for leading NYSE Fortune 500 real estate services company JLL Hotels in London and Brisbane.

Returning to Australia, Oriana held positions at Queensland Rail, Transport & Main Roads and Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA). During her eight-year tenure at BEDA Oriana led Brisbane’s hotel investment attraction strategy, that resulted in the city attracting more than 5000 new hotel rooms, delivering an economic value of $5.4 billion to the Brisbane economy.

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