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. …

Graham Perry the Managing Director for the Best Western Hotels & Resorts Australasia on Consumer Perspective

Technology & Distribution, the Value of Partnerships & Tapping into the Consumer Perspective

Graham Perry is the Managing Director for the Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Australasia. I was lucky enough to grab a few minutes of Graham’s time during the hotel group’s National Convention held at Noosa. I was invited to the event as the official podcast media host, in an innovative effort by the Best Western to ensure important conversations discussed …

Jess Dineen Operations Manager at Noosa River Holiday Park on Empowering staff to make confident decisions

Empowering Staff to Make Confident Decisions, Benefits of the Award Process & Attracting New Target Markets

Jess Dineen, the Operations Manager at Dineen Tourism Management, recently returned from a three-month holiday travelling around Europe. I was keen to chat with Jess for this week’s podcast episode, to find out more about empowering staff so they can confidently make decisions in the absence of key management personnel. We also touch on the importance of taking time away …

Jess Dineen Operations Manager at Noosa River Holiday Park on Empowering staff to make confident decisions

72. Jess Dineen on Empowering Staff to Make Confident Decisions, Benefits of the Award Process & Attracting New Target Markets

Jess Dineen is the multi-award-winning Operations Manager at Dineen Tourism Management and an advocate for establishing a balance between work and play. Having recently returned from a three-month trip travelling around Europe, Jess is well positioned to share her views on the effects of recharging to ensure productivity within the workplace. In this week’s episode, Adrian and Jess chat about …

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 …

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 …

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 …

5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Accommodation Business

5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Accommodation Business

When it comes to running a scalable and successful business, you always want to be thinking about how to increase value, thinking up new and innovative ways to grow and solve problems that keep you stuck in the same place. In my experience running an accommodation business, I’ve come up against this problem time and time again, and have picked …