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 …

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 …

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 …

Christopher Warren on Sustainability in Tourism, understanding your Carbon Footprint & breaking through the Green Ceiling

Christopher Warren is an award-wining industry expert on sustainability, dedicating his time to better understanding how we as humans can significantly reduce our carbon footprint. Born in the UK, with a background in marketing, Christopher’s passion for sustainability came about somewhat by accident. His passion sparked during a local debate over the future of a tree lined road in the …

63. Christopher Warren on Sustainability in Tourism, understanding your Carbon Footprint & breaking through the Green Ceiling

Dr Christopher Warren is an award-wining industry expert on sustainability, dedicating his time to better understanding how we as humans can significantly reduce our carbon footprint. Christopher realised many years ago that there was a large void of inaction in the area of sustainability and decided to make his own contribution. In this week’s episode, Christopher explains that while many …

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 …

61. Chris Hartley, CEO of Global Hotel Alliance on Global Audiences, Artificial Intelligence & Millennial led Sustainable Tourism

Chris Hartley, CEO of Global Hotel Alliance shares the importance of providing a global voice to independent and family owned hotels and hotel collections. Adrian and Chris discuss the history of the hotel industry and the increasing need for local, privately owned hotel businesses to pool resources to compete with mega brands. They chat about the important role Artificial Intelligence …

Steven Wright, CEO of BIG4 Holiday Parks on Dealing with Industry Disruption, Risk Appetite & Being Your Authentic Self

While it’s possible to set out the path we would like our lives to take, if there is one thing that is certain, life has a tendency to throw out curveballs when you least expect it. Situations that you just don’t see coming. The best way to tackle these unexpected situations is to take a moment to consider the possible …

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, …