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 …

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 …

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

This week Steven Wright, CEO of BIG4 Holiday Parks chats about his incredible career rubbing shoulders with some of Australia’s finest sportspeople. We discuss Steven’s experience in dealing with industry disruptions and his tendency towards taking educated risks, all while trying to be the most authentic version of himself. Each Monday, join Adrian Easdown as he has enlightening chats with …

59. 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 …

58. Laura Cocking on 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 …

57. Dan Fraser on 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. Each Monday, join Adrian Easdown as he has enlightening chats with successful …

4 Ways to Inject Energy into Your Hospitality Career

On the latest episode of That Bad Review, I spoke to Amanda Hinton, general manager of Capricorn Caves in Queensland. Being a general manager of a hospitality-based business is impressive enough, but Amanda got this position when she was 21 years old. In addition to having such a great job, Amanda is on the board of Caravanning Queensland. She started …

25. Eric Cacciatore from Restaurant Unstoppable on Chasing Your Dreams and Connecting with Amazing People

Getting a bad review can be one of hardest things to deal with in the accommodation business, but it can also be a great catalyst for improvement. Each week industry veteran Adrian Easdown talks to passionate people from across the industry who share their thoughts, experiences and lessons learned from the good, the bad and the ugly in accommodation and …