About Newcastle Tourism Industry Group

Our Vision

The vision is a collaborative view of short medium and long-term opportunities to develop Newcastle Visitor Economy experience befitting of the largest regional city in NSW.

Our Mission

NTIG’s mission is to:

  • Provide a unified voice that promotes the visitor economy in Newcastle
  • Maximise industry participation in tourism planning, development and marketing
  • Educate all businesses that the visitor economy is everybody’s business.

NTIG Committee

Dominic May
Dominic May(Chairman)
Founder & Managing Director – CoastXP
Kent Warren
Kent Warren(Vice Chairman)
General Manager Commercial – Arkadia Hospitality Services
Jim Garis
Jim Garis(Treasurer)
Garis Group Accountants
Stewart Ford
Stewart Ford(Secretary / Public Officer)
Director – Fordtronic Investments P/L
Colin Law
Colin Law(Committee)
Area Manager of Greater Newcastle & Central Coast – ANZ
Kendall Brooks
Kendall Brooks(Committee)
Business Development – Quest Apartment Hotels Newcastle
Paul O’Rourke
Paul O’Rourke(Committee)
CEO – Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club
Cornelia Schulze
Cornelia Schulze(Committee)
Publisher – Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine
Fiona Okpalogu
Fiona Okpalogu(Committee)
General Manager – Rydges Newcastle
Cameron Burns
Cameron Burns(Committee)
Business Development / Operations Manager – Earp Distilling Co.

Our Stakeholders

Our Members

Stockton Beach


The Newcastle Tourism Industry Group (NTIG) is Newcastle’s peak tourism industry body. NTIG influences the direction of tourism in Newcastle and works with its members to grow the visitor economy.

Our Membership Structure is inclusive of the broader visitor economy.

As a member you will influence the vision for the future of Newcastle’s visitor economy, as a hub for the broader Hunter Region – together we will be better.

By joining NTIG, you will have exclusive access to advocacy and business support as well as ongoing conversations and collaborations around the visitor economy. In addition, members will have networking opportunities at our monthly member meetings and access to key stakeholders.

Interested in Joining?

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