Matthew Cameron-Smith and Grant Hunt recently caught up in the NT to celebrate and complete Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia’s ‘Changing of the Guard’.
Matthew Cameron-Smith, the newly appointed CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia and his predecessor Grant Hunt, now on the Voyages Board as a Non-Executive Director, marked the ‘changing of the guard’ with a visit to Uluru and Ayers Rock Resort last week.
What’s the story?
Back in June, it was announced that former AAT Kings and Trafalgar CEO Matthew Cameron-Smith would commence his new role of CEO for Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia from 10 August.
“Matthew has had a long and distinguished tourism career,” said Rick Allert, Chair of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia. “His almost ten years with Travel Corp have provided him with deep knowledge and appreciation of the Ayers Rock Resort experience and Indigenous culture,” he added.
Previous CEO Grant Hunt, decided not to renew his contract and is now on the Voyages Board as a Non-Executive Director.
The official changeover
The visit to Uluru and Ayers Rock Resort last week was the first opportunity for both Matthew Cameron-Smith and Grant Hunt to catch up – given the flights have now resumed from Brisbane, Adelaide, and Sydney into the NT.
During the visit, Cameron-Smith enjoyed meeting the resort team and seeing for the first time, the extensive refurbishment of the resort which were completed during lockdown.
This encompassed extensive upgrades at the five-star Sails in the Desert including all guest rooms and suites, the lobby, pool, and restaurant; completion of upgrades to The Lost Camel, and the replacement of toilet blocks and bathrooms in the popular Campground. Improvements to the airport infrastructure were also made.
Ayers Rock Resort is delighted to be open and looks forward to welcoming guests back to experience the spiritual heart of Australia.
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