FIRST CRUISE SHIP OF 2017!
The first of many cruise ships to visit Port Douglas in 2017 is set to hit our shores next week when the Sun Princess docks on Wednesday 18th January bringing over 2000 passengers with her! This visit is part of a 14 night Freemantle to Brisbane cruise, departing from Freemantle and stopping in Broome, The Kimberley Coast and Darwin before arriving in Port Douglas. Sun Princess will be anchoring at 09:00 and departing at 18:00. The ship is heading to Airlie Beach following time in Port Douglas before the trip ends in Brisbane. Although Jane has a Science background, her passion for tourism took hold after a four year backpacker trip around North America, Europe and Asia. On her return she worked for New Zealand’s largest travel wholesale and retail chain in marketing and product management before setting up the New Zealand office for the South Australia Tourism Commission. Jane held the NZ contract with the South Australian Tourism Commission for 14 years, doubling visitation from New Zealand into SA during this time. Moving to Sydney in 2014, Jane held the position of general manager, marketing and business development for Southern Travel Holdings, the parent company of The Walshe Group – a GSA representing more than 20 airlines and tourism brands including Hawaii, Oman, New York, Lufthansa, SAA. Jane was appointed director, leisure sales and marketing for Tourism Tropical North Queensland in August 2015 and is responsible for leading the domestic and international leisure marketing strategy including the distribution of content through TTNQ’s digital and Visitor Information teams.