Name: Carine Bourcier
Role: National Judge
Carine has been involved with the Victorian Tourism Awards for many years as a Mentor in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, Project Manager for Geelong & Great Ocean Road and Murray regions in 2010, 2011, 2012 and a judge from 2013 to 2016 and returns in 2018. She has worked in the tourism and travel industry for over 20 years and her experience spans from international tour companies, Australian inbound travel, hotel sales and marketing to business events and major event marketing and business development and training and facilitating.
In March 2010 Carine established BB Yonder Consultants and has since worked on projects for a number of key organisations in Victoria, such as the Murray Regional Tourism Board, Business Events Victoria, Tourism Victoria, Mornington Peninsula Tourism, Geelong Otway Tourism, Business Events Geelong, Shepparton Council Events Unit and Wangaratta City Council.
Prior to establishing BB Yonder Consultants, Carine held positions such as Marketing Manager for the Sebel Heritage Yarra Valley, Manager Acquisitions and Development with Victorian Major Events Company and Business Development and Marketing Manager for Business Events Unit with Geelong Otway Tourism. Carine worked as an Account Manager with an international incentives company and FIT Manager with one of the largest inbound operators in Australia, Sales Manager with Canadian Pacific Hotels and Resorts, the Manager of a number of restaurants across Australia and Europe and Trainer for a European Tour Company.
Carine has been involved in achieving an array of awards. As head of the business events unit with Geelong Otway Tourism, won:
• Australian Tourism Award for Business Tourism, 2004, 2006 & 2007
• Victorian Tourism Award for Business Tourism, 2004, 2006, 2007 & 2008 (Hall of Fame Inducted)
• Victorian MEA Award for Convention Bureau/ Tourism Organisation, 2004/05