Amir Harpaz, Co-founder & CEO of Book Outdoors, shares industry insights with Adrian Easdown on the 'That Bad Review' Podcast.

Amir Harpaz on: Industry Dilemma Solved by Book Outdoors, the Issues with 100% Occupancy & the Millennial takeover of the American RV Industry

Amir Harpaz is the Co-founder & CEO of Book Outdoors, Board Member of the Florida & Alabama Association for RV Parks & Campgrounds, and Vice President of Harp Development. Amir was invited by Newbook to speak at the Tourism Innovators Conference at the Gold Coast in June. I was lucky enough to spend a bit of one-on-one time chatting to …

Paul Bambei – CEO of ARVC on The Pros and Cons of Emotional Decision Making, the Growth of a Recession Proof Industry & Attracting Diverse Minority Groups

Paul Bambei is the President and CEO of the Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC), based in Denver, Colorado. I was fortunate enough to catch up with Paul at the Tourism Innovators Conference held at the Gold Coast this year and chat with him about the parallels and differences between the Australian and American markets. Paul Bambei was semi-retired …

Travelling Family Circus

64. Travelling Family Circus, the Real Life Classroom & Handling Negative Feedback the Right Way

Content Creators Aaron & Jules Davenport have a passion for the tourism industry, sharing and documenting countless travel adventures with their three young boys. Together this collective of fun-loving explorers are known in the caravanning and camping industry as the Travelling Family Circus. This week I invite Aaron and Jules to speak with me on the ‘That Bad Review’ podcast …

Christopher Warren on Sustainability in Tourism, understanding your Carbon Footprint & breaking through the Green Ceiling

Christopher Warren is an award-wining industry expert on sustainability, dedicating his time to better understanding how we as humans can significantly reduce our carbon footprint. Born in the UK, with a background in marketing, Christopher’s passion for sustainability came about somewhat by accident. His passion sparked during a local debate over the future of a tree lined road in the …

Mike Hill, Co-founder of Aircamp on the Timely Birth & Death of Start-ups, the Instant Generation & the Effects of Social Media Marketing

When Mike Hill hears someone complain about a service, or lack thereof, he would never dream of tuning out. Instead he probes for more information, he loves hearing people complain. This might seem a little strange, but when this tactic is executed by an individual with great analytical skills, a marketing background and a savvy business sense, it can only …

Chris Hartley, CEO of Global Hotel Alliance on Global Audiences, Artificial Intelligence & Millennial led Sustainable Tourism

Chris Hartley, CEO of Global Hotel Alliance explains the importance of providing a global voice to independent and family owned hotels and hotel collections. As mega hotel brands consolidate, focusing less on asset attainment and more on rapid revenue growth, it’s the smaller family owned and independent hotels that appear to have the upper hand when it comes to an …

Steven Wright, CEO of BIG4 Holiday Parks on Dealing with Industry Disruption, Risk Appetite & Being Your Authentic Self

While it’s possible to set out the path we would like our lives to take, if there is one thing that is certain, life has a tendency to throw out curveballs when you least expect it. Situations that you just don’t see coming. The best way to tackle these unexpected situations is to take a moment to consider the possible …

Transforming a transient client base into a thriving repeat community, industry awareness & catering to niche markets

Turning a passion into a career is a dream for many people, one that may seem impossible when stuck in the daily grind of life. The caravan and camping industry however, is one industry that offers a multitude of opportunities and an incredible network of individuals and organisations, that not only support everyday people to make life changing career transitions, …

Capitalising on mentorships, industry networking & emerging trends

The acquisition of Top Parks by Discovery Parks in 2018 resulted in the creation of Australia’s largest network of holiday parks. In this week’s episode we chat with Laura Cocking the Top Parks Business Development Manager (BDM) for WA, NT, QLD and Northern NSW. With Laura responsible for the business development for almost half the country, her understanding of the caravan and …

Holiday Park Life, the Importance of Travel & the Value of Virtual Assistants

Children of parents who operate holiday parks often learn the trade by default, never actually realising the opportunities the lifestyle presents until they spend time away from the industry. No one knows this better than Dan Fraser, owner operator of North South Holiday Park in Christchurch, New Zealand. In this week’s episode we chat with Dan about his life growing …