Gold Coast Tourism is the first Australian company to pull its advisory board from a travel advisory board.
Gold Coast travel company Gold Coast Advisory has withdrawn from the advisory board of travel advisory firm Global Travel Advisory, after a board member withdrew her resignation last week.GTAV/ABC Gold Coast was not contacted for comment.
The advisory board is responsible for advising the council on issues such as the management of the Gold Coast and other destinations.
It was previously run by the former CEO of Gold Coast Travel, Richard D’Aloisio.GCTV/AP”We understand the decision is disappointing for all stakeholders,” a spokesperson for Gold Coast said in a statement.
“However, we have always been a leader in the Australian travel industry and this was not a reflection on our overall vision or the advisory team.”
Global Travel Advisory is a global travel advisory company based in Singapore and the United States.
A spokesperson for Global Travel said the company had removed its advisory role from the council following a review.
“The company is in the process of reviewing its advisory process and we will not be providing further comment at this time,” the spokesperson said.GST Travel has also removed its Gold Coast advisory board after its CEO quit the advisory group last week amid controversy over its controversial tax-free status.
The company said in September it had decided to withdraw its advisory roles.
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