Macca - Caravanning and camping

80. Craig ‘Macca’ McGown On Caravanning and Camping, ‘Anti-Social’ Social Media & What Kids Won’t Learn in School

Craig ‘Macca’ McGown is a host on the popular Australian travel television show ‘What’s Up Downunder’, which celebrates all things caravanning and camping. While growing up, Macca’s family holidayed in a caravan or tent. These fun filled trips ignited Macca’s passion for the industry and eventually led him to his dream job. In this week’s episode, Adrian and Macca have …

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. …

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

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

Sandi-Kate Hutchins is the owner-operator of Prime Pet Friendly Tourist Park in Lakes Entrance, Victoria. In four years, Sandi-Kate and her husband have transformed the run-down park into a popular pet friendly holiday destination. Adrian caught up with Sandi-Kate to chat about what sets her park apart from other pet friendly accommodation businesses. In this week’s podcast episode, Adrian and …

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 …

Josh Carnavas, managing director of Brisbane Camperland a successful family business

71. Josh Carnavas on Operating a Successful Family Business, Achieving Results by Taking Time Out & Industry Shaping Technology

Josh Carnavas, the Managing Director of Brisbane Camperland, boasts an interesting surname. It’s an anagram of a word related to the industry of which he is very passionate about. Have you figured it out? Adrian was fortunate enough to steer Josh away from his beloved caravans for a chat this week about the industry from a trade perspective. In this …

14. How To Excel In The Caravanning Industry Now and In The Future, with Michelle Weston

In this episode, we welcome the queen of caravanning in Queensland, Michelle Weston – General Manager of the Caravan Parks Association of Queensland, and formerly GM of operations and GM of finance at the Caravan Parks Association of Australia. Michelle is hugely energetic and enthusiastic about caravanning, and a passionate advocate for the industry in general. She shares with us …