Lucas Eckersely - Queensland Industry Tourism Council

Read about Lucas’ career path

  • What’s your favourite thing about your job?

    I love creating memorable experiences for guests. Most of our guests are having a great time and I get to be around that, seeing the smiles on their faces and knowing that I’ve helped to make their day that much better.

  • What are the key roles and responsibilities in your role?

    I’m in charge of the overall guest experience at the venue. I make sure that everything is running smoothly, and I work closely with the staffing teams to make sure they’re on top of their jobs and that they have all the support they need.

  • How did you get into tourism and your current role?

    I got into the tourism industry straight out of school. I started out as a food and beverage attendant and realised that I loved working in hospitality. From there, I worked my way up to a venue manager position.

  • What’s your advice for someone considering a career in tourism?

    If you’re thinking of becoming a venue manager or getting into hospitality, know that it’s a fast-paced environment. If you love working with other people or want a job that offers something different every day, tourism is a career to consider.