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Bowen Tourism and Business is a not for profit organization whose main role is to promote and showcase our beautiful region and its businesses.
Bowen Tourism and Business operates two information outlets in Bowen - the fully accredited 'Big Mango' Information Centre on the Bruce Hwy south of Bowen, and the 'Front Beach Booth' on Bowen's foreshore. 

BTB provide professional information and booking services, souvenir and local merchandise retail, destination marketing for our region and membership support.

Bowen Tourism & Business is a led by a board of elected committee members. 

Our Staff

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Leanne Abernethy - Bowen Tourism Manager

Leanne Abernethy took on the role of Sales and Marketing Manager of Bowen Tourism and Business in May 2021.

Leanne has lived in the Whitsundays for 14 years and is a former Managing Editor of the Whitsunday Times and Whitsunday Coast Guardian newspapers.

Before making the transition to tourism, Leanne spent 30 years in the publishing industry as a journalist, editor, manager, sub-editor, designer and multi-media director for newspapers, in NSW, the ACT and then Queensland.

She is passionate about Bowen and the greater Whitsundays region and believes tourism is everyone’s business.

Leanne is committed to promoting and marketing Bowen and to ensuring our thousands of visitors know what is on offer in the region and have a wonderful tourism experience.


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Glenn Womal - Visitor Services Coordinator

Glenn Womal joined Bowen Tourism and Business in 2018 as a sales consultant.

Glenn is a long-term Bowen resident who was promoted to Visitor Services Co-ordinator in 2022.

She is very knowledgeable about all tours and accommodation options in Bowen and the greater Whitsunday region.

Glenn is also in charge of merchandising at the Big Mango Visitor Information Centre and has been responsible for the expanding range of merchandise and local produce on offer.


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Kerry Meier - Retail and Sales Consultant

Kerry Meier joined Bowen Tourism and Business as a Retail and Sales consultant in February 2023.

As a long time Bowen resident, Kerry is passionate about the region.

She ran her own business in town for 12 years.

With extensive retail and customer service experience, Kerry greets every customer with a smile and is a wealth of knowledge about all things Bowen.

Casual Staff

Ellie Palmero – Sales Consultant

Melissa Beuzeville - Sales Consultant

Kate Mackie - Sales Consultant

Our Volunteers

Margie Hurst, Pam Skinner, Janice Germain, Marie Bailey, Steve (Fish) Fisher, Anne Mason, Vivian & Kevin Clark, Mark & Anne Steen, Warren and Kym Hubner, Wendy Jensen, Ruthie Carter-Crump, Toy Cook, Geoff Davey, Trudy Starkey, Dave Blundell


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