Andrea Plawutsky from Amplify Me on: Becoming China Ready, 8 Tips for Tapping into a New Market & Selling Benefits not Features

85. Andrea Plawutsky on: Becoming China Ready, 8 Tips for Tapping into a New Market & Selling Benefits not Features

Andrea Plawutsky is the Director of Amplify Me, a Tourism Consultancy specialising in the Chinese market. Andrea spent numerous years living in China, learning the language and building a solid understanding of the Chinese culture. With over twenty-years experience in tourism and travel, one service Andrea provides is to guide Australian business owners through the process of becoming ‘China Ready’. …

Sean Haylan on Positive Attitude Verses Skill Set, The Growth of Tourism in Regional Areas & The Benefits of Collaboration - That bad Review Podcast

Positive Attitude Verses Skill Set, The Growth of Tourism in Regional Areas & The Benefits of Collaboration.

Sean Haylan is the General Manager of Destination Southern NSW (DSNSW). DSNSW is a regional, industry focused tourism body, driving the visitor economy in the south east of NSW. I caught up with Sean and had a great chat around the growing recognition of the tourism sector as a powerhouse industry. A sector that embraces positive attitude over skill set, …

Insights for Success with Nick Ellis, Mateship & Comradery with Laura Cocking & Turning Detractors into Promoters with Timo Lorenzen

Insights for Success with Nick Ellis, Mateship & Comradery with Laura Cocking & Turning Detractors into Promoters with Timo Lorenzen

This week we take a look at the highlights from conversations I have had with a fantastic mix of podcast guests. We revisit the valuable insights for success offered by Nick Ellis, the General Manager of Ovolo Inchcolm. Some great information is extracted from my chat with Laura Cocking, the Business & Park Development Manager at Top Parks, including our …

Matt Bruckner on Accessibility, Sustainability & Communicating Effectively with Guests

Accessibility, Sustainability & Communicating Effectively with Guests

Matt Bruckner is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for NRMA Parks and Resorts, we’ve known each other for many years. My wife Casey and I secured our first park management contract through Australian Tourism Park Management (ATPM). Around the same time Matt landed a role in the ATPM accounting management team. Casey and I moved away from ATPM and explored …

Matt Bruckner on Accessibility, Sustainability & Communicating Effectively with Guests

82. Matt Bruckner on Accessibility, Sustainability & Communicating Effectively with Guests

Matt Bruckner is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for NRMA Parks and Resorts. Adrian and Matt entered the industry around the same time, both securing jobs through the Australian Tourism Park Management (ATPM).  Adrian and his wife Casey moved away from ATPM and explored the holiday park industry as an independent husband and wife team, while Matt continued as an …

Avril Carter on: The Evolution of Reviews, Amplifying Complaints to Benefit Your Business & Reading Between the Lines of Feedback

81. Avril Carter on: The Evolution of Reviews, Amplifying Complaints to Benefit Your Business & Reading Between the Lines of Feedback

Avril Carter  is a Sales Director with ReviewPro, responsible for business acquisition and support within Australasia. ReviewPro provides guest intelligence solutions to hospitality businesses, with a focus on managing online reputations and delivering improved guest experiences. Adrian caught up with Avril for a chat about his favourite topic, reviews. On this week’s episode of the ‘That Bad Review’ podcast series, …

Macca - Caravanning and camping

Caravanning and Camping, ‘Anti-Social’ Social Media & What Kids Won’t Learn in School

Craig ‘Macca’ McGown is a host on the Australian travel television show ‘What’s Up Downunder’, which celebrates all things caravanning and camping. I was lucky enough to catch up with Macca for the 80th episode of the ‘That Bad Review’ podcast series. We have a great chat about caravanning and camping and how Macca’s TV career began. We get serious …

Adrian Easdown on Everyone has a Story, Tips for Success & How to Effectively Scale Your Business. Feedback as a business growth tool.

Everyone has a Story, Tips for Success & How to Effectively Scale Your Business  

For this week’s episode of ‘That Bad Review’ Podcast we do things a bit differently. Instead of asking the questions, I’m interviewed by Michael Vincent for The Seachange Business Podcast. Through his podcast, Michael seeks to understand the back story behind what makes business owners successful. I was honoured have a chat with Michael about my own experience and the knowledge I’ve gathered along the way. …

Adrian Easdown on Everyone has a Story, Tips for Success & How to Effectively Scale Your Business. Feedback as a business growth tool.

79. Adrian Easdown on Everyone has a Story, Tips for Success & How to Effectively Scale Your Business.

Michael Vincent is the host of The Seachange Business Podcast. Through his podcast, Michael seeks to understand the back story behind what makes business owners successful. This week’s episode of ‘That Bad Review’ Podcast is done a bit differently. Instead of asking the questions, Adrian is interviewed by Michael. By sharing Adrian’s own experiences with podcast listeners, Michael and Adrian …

Photo of Sandi-Kate Hutchins on Increase in Pet Friendly Tourist Parks, Tips for Accommodating Pets & Connecting Guests through Music

Increase in Pet Friendly Tourist Parks, Tips for Accommodating Pets & Connecting Guests through Music

After years of operating council owned caravan parks, in 2015 Sandi-Kate Hutchins and her husband purchased their own park, Prime Pet Friendly Tourist Park in Lakes Entrance, Victoria. The park was run down and only offered a couple of worn cabins to accommodate guests traveling with pets. Over the last four years, Sandi-Kate and her husband have transformed the park. …