Michael Collins on Eco-Tourism in Indigenous Communities, Made in China & the Importance of a Supportive Family

91. Michael Collins on Eco-Tourism in Indigenous Communities, Made in China & the Importance of a Supportive Family

Michael Collins is the principal of CF Global, a procurement company specialising in products used across multiple service-based industries. After years working in the tourism and hospitality sector, Michael came across a niche market that needed servicing and took advantage of the opportunity to start his own business. On this week’s episode of the ‘That Bad Review’ podcast series, Adrian …

Episode 89. Bruce Harkness on Personalised Customer Experience, Accommodation Based Communalisation & Industry Shaping Millennials

Bruce Harkness on Personalised Customer Experience, Accommodation Based Communalisation & Industry Shaping Millennials

Bruce Harkness is the Senior Vice President of HR and Customer Experience at Wyndham Destinations, Asia Pacific.  Wyndham Destinations is a global company which develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests in approximately 110 countries. I was excited to chat with Bruce for this week’s episode of the ‘That Bad Review’ Podcast series, about providing great customer experience. Personalised Customer …

Episode 89. Bruce Harkness on Personalised Customer Experience, Accommodation Based Communalisation & Industry Shaping Millennials

89. Bruce Harkness on Personalised Customer Experience, Accommodation Based Communalisation & Industry Shaping Millennials

Bruce Harkness is the Senior Vice President of HR and Customer Experience at Wyndham Destination, Asia Pacific.  Wyndham Destination is a global company which develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests in approximately 110 countries. On this week’s episode of the ‘That Bad Review’ podcast series, Adrian and Bruce chat about providing a personalised customer experience. Bruce shares how Millennials …

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

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

Alistair Mitchell is a mental health advocate, performance coach and the founder of Discovering the Best You. ‘Discovering the Best You,’ provides programs and presentations designed to tackle mental health in schools, businesses and sporting organisations. Alistair draws on his own battle with mental health to better equip others with the skills necessary to support people going through difficult times. …

Avril Carter on: The Evolution of Reviews, Amplifying Complaints to Benefit Your Business & Reading Between the Lines of Feedback

81. Avril Carter on: 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. Adrian caught up with Avril for a chat about his favourite topic, reviews. On this week’s episode of the ‘That Bad Review’ podcast series, …

Macca - Caravanning and camping

80. Craig ‘Macca’ McGown On Caravanning and Camping, ‘Anti-Social’ Social Media & What Kids Won’t Learn in School

Craig ‘Macca’ McGown is a host on the popular Australian travel television show ‘What’s Up Downunder’, which celebrates all things caravanning and camping. While growing up, Macca’s family holidayed in a caravan or tent. These fun filled trips ignited Macca’s passion for the industry and eventually led him to his dream job. In this week’s episode, Adrian and Macca have …

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 …

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. …

Adam Hutchinson on Freedom Camping Issues Tackled with Technology, Secrets to Success & Discovering Your Passion

Freedom Camping Issues Tackled with Technology, Secrets to Success & Discovering Your Passion  

Adam Hutchinson is the founder of CamperMate and GeoZone, two digital solutions reshaping the Caravan & Camping Industry within New Zealand. I was excited to get my geek on and chat to Adam about his business ventures and secrets to success, born from the simple desire to connect tourists with camping facilities. Freedom Camping Issues Tackled with Technology The Rugby …

Adam Hutchinson on Freedom Camping Issues Tackled with Technology, Secrets to Success & Discovering Your Passion

74. Adam Hutchinson on Freedom Camping Issues Tackled with Technology, Secrets to Success & Discovering Your Passion

Adam Hutchinson is the founder of CamperMate and GeoZone, two digital solutions reshaping the Caravan & Camping Industry in New Zealand. Born from the simple desire to connect tourists with available camping facilities, the concept has since been developed into technology that is addressing significant industry problems. In this week’s episode, Adrian and Adam discuss GPS enabled apps that reduce …