Savannah Way Manager Russell Boswell has been appointed General Director of the Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Board.
TTNQ Chief Executive Officer Alex de Waal welcomed Mr Boswell to the role saying he brought a wealth of experience from the regional areas of Tropical North Queensland including the Gulf Savannah, Cape York and the Atherton Tablelands.
“Russell has a particular interest in Indigenous tourism and is well respected for his various roles in drive and sustainable tourism,” he said.
Mr Boswell has almost 30 years’ experience in the tourism industry with more than 20 of those years in Tropical North Queensland.
He has been the Manager of Savannah Way Ltd and Savannah Guides since 2008 and was previously with four wheel drive safari operator Wilderness Challenge and Tropical North Queensland TAFE.
The recipient of a Wet Tropics Cassowary Award for nature based tourism in 2003, Mr Boswell developed the Wet Tropics Tour Guide Program through his role with Savannah Guides.
He is a part of the Queensland Drive Tourism Alliance and the Alliance for Sustainable Tourism in Cairns as well as serving on various State Government and national parks committees for tourism development.
Mr Boswell has undertaken a range of domestic and international tourism development and marketing consultancies.
“It is a privilege to be on the TTNQ Board and I look forward to contributing to the bright future of tourism in Tropical North Queensland at this exciting time,” he said.
Mr Boswell fills the vacancy left by former Cook Shire Council Economic and Community Services Director Katrina Houghton.