James Corvan is one of Australia’s most experienced regional tourism practitioners having successfully marketed and developed a number of destinations across Australia.
James gained widespread tourism experience in his early days working for domestic and international airlines and in the cruise sector.
His key strengths lie in his ability to build successful partnerships across organisations and individuals in order to maximise successful outcomes with a minimum of resources. He has successfully managed seven Regional Tourism Organisations in Queensland and the Northern Territory and was a board member on the Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Whitsundays RTOs.
James also spent ten years in executive positions at Tourism Queensland heading up the Destination Marketing and Destination Management areas. He was part of the team that developed the highly successful “Where Else but Queensland” campaign and the name change from Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation to Tourism Queensland.
He has worked in private enterprise running a hotel in Outback Queensland and heading up the sales and marketing team at Dreamworld & Whitewater World. James has been recognised for his service to regional tourism by the Australian Regional Tourism Network and Caravanning Queensland.
From 2012 to 2015 James was a director on the Tourism and Events Queensland board and a judge on the Queensland Tourism Awards. James now consults and contracts to the tourism industry specialising in regional tourism and local government tourism areas.