26. Amanda Hinton on Digital Marketing, Attracting Guests & Keeping Attractions Fresh

If you work in the hospitality industry, you know how beneficial it can be to hear about other people’s success stories.

Each Monday, join Adrian Easdown as he has enlightening chats with successful folks in the hospitality industry around Australia, picking their brains about marketing, logistics and everything else hospitality. If you’re involved in anyway way with caravanning, running a restaurant or working with any other sort of hospitality-based business, you’re going to love this show.

On this week’s episode of That Bad Review, we chat with Amanda Hinton. Amanda began her hospitality journey at 15 years of age, washing dishes in a small local establishment and at only 21 years old, had already become General Manager at Capricorn Caves. She’s even found a place on the board of Caravanning Queensland.

Our talk covers everything from how Amanda earned respect from her older colleagues as a 21-year-old manager to her tips for marketing in the digital age and how she keeps her guests at Capricorn Caves having a good time. She’s something of a prodigy in her business and has a lot of great advice to give.

We also chat about:

  • How Amanda fell in love with the hospitality industry and became a general manager by 21 years old
  • Why you should always be looking for workshops and other networking opportunities
  • The importance of capitalising on opportunities and finding mentors when coming up in the industry
  • How Capricorn Caves keeps things interesting and fresh at their site
  • Amanda’s views on marketing in the digital age and how to attract new kinds of guests
  • What Amanda’s learned by being such a young board member of Caravanning Queensland
  • The challenges of being a young mother and working full-time
  • Maximizing space in your park and accommodating to the industry’s changing needs



Amanda Hinton — LinkedIn
Capricorn Caves
Caravanning Queensland