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Tourism offers a world of opportunities right here, right now

South East Queensland offers a centralised location for first class opportunities in tourism and hospitality education and industry alike.

Students can gain hands-on experience through practical research projects and work integrated learning programs with such an extensive tourism industry in the area.

Gabby Daniels

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“Gabby recommends that students do some research into the different roles available in this expansive industry.”

Gabby Daniels is the Revenue Manager with the Mantra group, which is based on the Gold Coast.  Graduating 10 years ago in hotel management at South East Queensland, Gabby has worked in many areas of the tourism business before settling into revenue management as her ideal role.

Gabby recommends that students do some research into the different roles available in this expansive industry.

“The roles and professional opportunities are massive, because the industry is always changing", she said. Roles within tourism are as varied as the number and type of venues and locations, as long as you are prepared to work hard and give it your best. 

“Mine is a corporate role, as I do the day to day revenue reports and forecasts for the Mantra group and present them to the general managers, so that we can apply them across the business and its various departments”.

“Finding the right people to fit these roles can be a difficult task", she said, "so I am always on the lookout for good revenue managers”.

 


 

Bikash Rhandawa

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“He also realised that the industry with the greatest opportunities on the Gold Coast was tourism”

Bikash Rhandawa is the General Manager of the Sea World Resort & Water Park and a graduate of Hotel Management in South East Queensland.  He came to Australia to study a degree in business 18 years ago and quickly discovered that the Gold Coast was where he wanted to be. 

He also realised that the industry with the greatest opportunities on the Gold Coast was tourism, so he decided to switch degrees and create a career in hotel management.

He has since worked his way up the ranks from his first role as a casual waiter after completing his degree, to achieving the top job at the Sea World Resort.

He says “if you are willing to work hard with dedication and passion, and you can put your hand over your heart at the end of each day and say, ‘I did the very best for my customers and the business,’ then success is inevitable”.

Authored by: Griffith University