One of Australia’s most recognised rugby union players, Chris Latham, is tackling a new role as the ambassador and official face of Fraser Coast tourism.
In a joint initiative of Tourism Fraser Coast and Fraser Coast Regional Council, Mr Latham will utilise his enormous Queensland, Australian and international appeal to lift awareness of the region as a tourism destination.
General Manager of Tourism Fraser Coast, Pip Close, said Mr Latham’s appointment was a terrific coup for the region.
“We are extremely excited to announce Chris’s appointment as our official tourism ambassador,’’ Ms Close said.
“As a Queensland icon in his own right, he is the ideal tourism ambassador to promote iconic Queensland experiences such as the spectacular World Heritage Listed Fraser Island and our up-close-and-personal whale encounters at Hervey Bay,’’ she said.
Mr Latham has strong ties with the Fraser Coast community having holidayed in the region since childhood. He moved to the Fraser Coast two years ago with his wife, whose family are long-time residents. The Latham’s two children attend school in the area.
A passionate fisherman, he owns his own boat and also enjoys regular 4WD excursions with his family on Fraser Island.
“Trusted and well-known throughout Australia and the world, Chris perfectly embodies the core values and characteristics of the Fraser Coast such as an appreciation of our natural environment, our islands and beaches, our love of adventure activities and enjoying an active Queensland lifestyle,’’ Ms Close said.
Mayor Gerard O’Connell said Mr Latham’s strong commitment and desire to represent the Fraser Coast would bring enormous benefits for the region.
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