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, …

Mark Band, CEO of Parks & Leisure Australia

Mark Band, CEO of Parks & Leisure Australia on Leisure as a Human Right, the People Behind our Places and Spaces & the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum

Mark Band, CEO of Parks & Leisure Australia, shares with listeners his valuable insights into the Parks and Leisure Industry within Australia and across the globe. Drawing parallels between Australia and his birth country England, Mark describes how the traditional leisure activities that we all enjoy today stem from as far back as the Industrial Revolution. Mark explains during this …

Mark Band, CEO of Parks & Leisure Australia

68. Mark Band, CEO of Parks & Leisure Australia on Leisure as a Human Right, the People Behind our Places and Spaces & the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum

Mark Band is the CEO of Parks & Leisure Australia, a national peak body supporting over three hundred thousand people who design, advocate and protect our places and open spaces.  Mark and the association members together promote the good use of leisure time, while ensuring our public spaces are accessible and usable. In this week’s episode, Adrian and Mark chat …

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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 …

65. 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.  Adrian was fortunate enough to catch up with Paul at the Tourism Innovators Conference held at the Gold Coast in June 2019 and chat with him about the parallels and differences between the Australian and American markets. In this week’s …

Travelling Family Circus

64. Travelling Family Circus, the Real Life Classroom & Handling Negative Feedback the Right Way

Content Creators Aaron & Jules Davenport have a passion for the tourism industry, sharing and documenting countless travel adventures with their three young boys. Together this collective of fun-loving explorers are known in the caravanning and camping industry as the Travelling Family Circus. This week I invite Aaron and Jules to speak with me on the ‘That Bad Review’ podcast …

Travelling Family Circus

64. Travelling Family Circus, the Real Life Classroom & Handling Negative Feedback the Right Way

Content Creators Aaron & Jules Davenport have a passion for the tourism industry, sharing and documenting countless travel adventures with their three young boys. Together this collective of fun-loving explorers are known in the caravanning and camping industry as the Travelling Family Circus. In this week’s episode, Aaron, Jules & I chat about their family’s mission to inspire other families …