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 …

Adam Hutchinson on Freedom Camping Issues Tackled with Technology, Secrets to Success & Discovering Your Passion

Freedom Camping Issues Tackled with Technology, Secrets to Success & Discovering Your Passion  

Adam Hutchinson is the founder of CamperMate and GeoZone, two digital solutions reshaping the Caravan & Camping Industry within New Zealand. I was excited to get my geek on and chat to Adam about his business ventures and secrets to success, born from the simple desire to connect tourists with camping facilities. Freedom Camping Issues Tackled with Technology The Rugby …

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 …

Justin Hales, CEO of Camplify

Justin Hales CEO of Camplify on Turning Ideas into a Successful Business, Offsetting Recreational Vehicles & the Breakdown of Traditional Education Pathways

Justin Hales is the founder and CEO of Camplify, a recreational vehicle (RV) hiring platform and a major player in the share economy industry.  After dominating the Australian market, Justin and his team launched in the UK, seeing fantastic growth in the last twelve months. Camplify will soon expand into other European countries and places like New Zealand. I caught …

Justin Hales, CEO of Camplify

70. Justin Hales CEO of Camplify on Turning Ideas into a Successful Business, Offsetting Recreational Vehicles & the Breakdown of Traditional Education Pathways

Justin Hales is the founder and CEO of Camplify, a recreational vehicle (RV) hiring platform and a major player in the share economy industry.  After dominating the Australian market, Justin and his team launched in the UK, seeing fantastic growth in the last twelve months. Camplify will soon expand into other European countries and places like New Zealand. In this …

Karl Heyman CEO of Family Parks

Karl Heyman CEO of Family Parks on Having a Point of Difference, Building Mutually Beneficial Partnerships and Handling Customer Complaints Effectively

Karl Heyman, the CEO of Family Parks in Australia and New Zealand, is always thinking outside the box when it comes to developing a point of difference. This is highlighted each year through his stand at the Caravan Industry National Conference which serves up a nice cold beer to conference delegates. Karl is known for his love of craft beer …

Karl Heyman CEO of Family Parks

69. Karl Heyman CEO of Family Parks on Having a Point of Difference, Building Mutually Beneficial Partnerships and Handling Customer Complaints Effectively

Karl Heyman is the CEO of Family Parks Australia & New Zealand, a network of pet friendly parks spanning across Australia, New Zealand and China. Before moving to Australia 8 years ago, English born Karl worked for the Caravan Club in the UK. The Caravan Club (now the Caravan and Motor Home Club) is a 107-year-old club with traditional values, …

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Irene Viergever from Thetford on Product Quality Assurance, Young Leaders Fostering Positive Relationships within the Industry and Journaling as a Daily Motivator

Irene Viergever, the After-Market Sales & Marketing Manager for global company Thetford, transferred to Australia from the Netherlands five years ago and instantly saw a need to grow the after-sales care department of the business. On this week’s episode, Irene and I chat about various topics, including the importance of quality assurance, her role as a future leader within the …

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67. Irene Viergever from Thetford on Product Quality Assurance, Young Leaders Fostering Positive Relationships within the Industry and Journaling as a Daily Motivator

Irene Viergever, the After-Market Sales & Marketing Manager for global company Thetford, relocated to Australia from the Netherlands five years ago to pursue her dreams. With a strong focus on personal connections and providing high levels of customer service, Irene is inspiring others to look for ways to constantly improve and grow the Caravan and Camping Industry. In this week’s …

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 …