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

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. I was really looking forward to chatting to Avril about her role, as everyone knows how much I love reviews. I wasn’t disappointed. The …

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 …

Robert Zatta Best Western Bluegum Motel in Dubbo

How to Soar to the Top on TripAdvisor, the Importance of Word-of-Mouth and the Pros & Cons of Mobile Check-In

Robert Zatta’s family have owned the multi-award winning Best Western Bluegum Motel in Dubbo since it’s construction thirty-five years ago. In 2014, Robert and his wife Amanda, decided to take over the management of the hotel. With Amanda’s keen eye for design and Robert’s IT and sales background they embarked on a renovation of the hotel’s infrastructure and an overhaul …

Colby Hutchinson - Director of Customer Experience (CX) & Brand Management Administration at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts on Fundamentals for Life, Working in a Data Rich, Process Poor Industry & the Benefits of Online Travel Agents (OTAs)

Fundamentals for Life, Working in a Data Rich, Process Poor Industry & the Benefits of Online Travel Agents (OTAs)

Colby Hutchinson – Director of Customer Experience (CX) & Brand Management Administration at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts. Despite being in the hospitality game for over 25 years, Colby Hutchinson wakes up excited to go to work. His enthusiasm is infectious. I caught up with Colby when he flew in from the United States for the Best Western Australasia National …

Colby Hutchinson - Director of Customer Experience (CX) & Brand Management Administration at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts on Fundamentals for Life, Working in a Data Rich, Process Poor Industry & the Benefits of Online Travel Agents (OTAs)

75. Colby Hutchinson on Fundamentals for Life, Working in a Data Rich, Process Poor Industry & the Benefits of Online Travel Agents (OTAs)

Colby Hutchinson is the Director of Customer Experience (CX) & Brand Management Administration at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts. Despite being in the hospitality game for over 25 years, Colby Hutchinson wakes up each day excited to go to work. Adrian caught up with Colby after he flew in from the United States for the Best Western Australasia National Convention. …

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 …

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

73. Graham Perry on Technology & Distribution, the Value of Partnerships & Tapping into the Consumer Perspective

Graham Perry is the Managing Director for Best Western Hotels & Resorts Australasia. Adrian and Graham caught up during the hotel group’s National Convention held at Noosa. Adrian was invited to the event as the official podcast media host.  The invitation was an innovative effort by Best Western to ensure important conversations discussed during the event were continued post conference. …

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 …

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, …