In addition Platinum members get 12 votes at the AGM or Extraordinary General Meetings. So if you can afford 15 k for membership you will be empowered with 6 times the voting power of entry level members. Why? Purely because of the cash contribution that is made. Is that democratic??? I don’t think so. It is more reflective of a cowboy state . Very few can either control or heavily influence outcomes at official meetings and can also effect who is elected to the board. Totaly undemocratic !!!!!
Growing the Cairns economy through major events and tourism funding is part of an increased focus on attracting visitors to the region.
Funding to the region’s peak tourism industry body, Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ), will double to $2 million.
“TTNQ have the expertise to best market our region as a destination and we see supporting the organisation in its role as vital to the future growth of our largest industry,” Cr Manning said.
“On the back of the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Cairns last month, it’s important that we capitalise on the opportunities that have been presented and TTNQ are the best people to make sure this happens.
More than $1 million has been allocated to support major events, including the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival and Mountain Bike World Cup.