Talking Tourism Episode #52: COVID Special - Regional Tourism Leadership with Kym Goodes and Paul Seaman
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Amy Hills sits down for a chat with the Chairs of two of Tasmania's four Regional Tourism Organisations; the East Coast RTO Chair, Kym Goodes; and Tourism Northern Tasmania's Chair, Paul Seaman.
Kym and Paul have been at the coalface over the past few weeks in their regions, engaging with local operators about the priorities for industry through the COVID shutdown, and voicing those priorities to Tourism Tasmania, TICT and other State bodies.
They also consider the ongoing role of Regional Tourism Bodies through the COVID recovery, and the outlook for their parts of the State.
Kym was appointed Chair of the East Coast Regional Tourism Organisation earlier this year. Kym is a well-known Tasmanian business and community leaders, as the former CEO of TasCOSS, the peak sector body for the Tasmanian community services industry. Kym has also been appointed to the Premier's COVID Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Committee.
Paul was appointed Chair of Tourism Northern Tasmania in late 2019. His day job is as General Manager of Launceston's award-winning Peppers Silo Hotel, and Regional Manager of Mantra Accommodation Group in Tasmania. He has had an extensive career in accommodation management roles across Australia.