Alistair Mitchell on Mental Health, Disengaged Employees & Being an Empathetic Boss

Mental Health, Disengaged Employees & Being an Empathetic Boss

Alistair Mitchell is a Mental Health advocate, Performance Coach and Founder of Discovering the Best You. After years growing up on the land, Alistair Mitchell moved to the Gold Coast and took on a Real Estate business. He was a competitive, country kid. A high achiever, especially when it came to sport. Unfortunately, the qualities Alistair developed in his younger …

Matt Bruckner on Accessibility, Sustainability & Communicating Effectively with Guests

82. Matt Bruckner on Accessibility, Sustainability & Communicating Effectively with Guests

Matt Bruckner is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for NRMA Parks and Resorts. Adrian and Matt entered the industry around the same time, both securing jobs through the Australian Tourism Park Management (ATPM).  Adrian and his wife Casey moved away from ATPM and explored the holiday park industry as an independent husband and wife team, while Matt continued as an …

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 …

Adrian Easdown on Everyone has a Story, Tips for Success & How to Effectively Scale Your Business. Feedback as a business growth tool.

Everyone has a Story, Tips for Success & How to Effectively Scale Your Business  

For this week’s episode of ‘That Bad Review’ Podcast we do things a bit differently. Instead of asking the questions, I’m interviewed by Michael Vincent for The Seachange Business Podcast. Through his podcast, Michael seeks to understand the back story behind what makes business owners successful. I was honoured have a chat with Michael about my own experience and the knowledge I’ve gathered along the way. …

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

77. Robert Zatta on 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 is the owner operator of the multi-award winning Best Western Bluegum Motel in Dubbo. Five years ago, Robert and his wife Amanda embarked on a renovation of the motel’s infrastructure and an overhaul of systems and procedures. The upgrades transformed the business, taking it from an average 3 ½ star motel to a popular 4 ½* property. In …

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 …