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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …