Tara Bennett is executive officer of Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, the local tourism organisation for the Douglas Shire. After growing up in country Victoria followed by a stint studying in Melbourne, Tara travelled and lived abroad for four years before settling in Port Douglas and forging a career in hospitality. After working her way through the ranks of Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, Tara’s current role sees her representing the region marketing to domestic and key international travellers and working with stakeholders to strengthen the industry for the region.
With a Masters in Ecotourism from James Cook University Tara has considerable experience in regional tourism issues and destination marketing. Tara is a passionate advocate for tourism and its role in achieving sustainable economic development for communities and conservation outcomes.