4 Ways to Inject Energy into Your Hospitality Career

On the latest episode of That Bad Review, I spoke to Amanda Hinton, general manager of Capricorn Caves in Queensland. Being a general manager of a hospitality-based business is impressive enough, but Amanda got this position when she was 21 years old. In addition to having such a great job, Amanda is on the board of Caravanning Queensland. She started …

Best Buying and Selling Tips For Accommodation Business Owners From a Top Australian Broker

Like any property, when you’re buying or selling an accommodation business – caravan park, hotel or motel – there are a bunch of tips and tricks to ensure you get the best outcome. But not everyone is always aware of them. That’s why I was fortunate to have leading accommodation broker and industry veteran, Kevin Connolly of CRE Brokers, on …

Why a Good Insurance Broker is Essential to a Caravan Park Operator

Unsurprisingly, caravans really don’t like staying on the ground when they’ve got cyclonic winds battering them. This is a consistent concern for caravan park operators in subtropical locations, particularly in places like Queensland. Severe weather events seem to be getting more prevalent; and insurance is, naturally, an important consideration. But what is often neglected in that thought process, is the …

Why You Should Make a Time Budget

Need more money? Follow a budget. Need more time? Do exactly the same thing. Oddly enough, most people don’t really think of setting a time budget, however logical it may be. But the truth is that everyone could use more time (or perhaps spend the time they do have more wisely). Regardless of whether you’ve got kids, you’re the GM …

TripAdvisor: The Essential Tool for Any Accommodation Business

TripAdvisor: The Essential Tool for Any Accommodation Business

As of February 2017, there were 2.8M Australians using TripAdvisor, bringing it in at number ten on the most popular social media platforms in Australia. This makes TripAdvisor one of the most used research tools for travellers when deciding their destinations. Making sure you have a listing you control is essential for anyone operating in the accommodation industry. Being in control …