Liz Ward on Training Solutions for Tourism Operators, Co-Founding a Successful Business & Digital Savvy Small Business Owners

Training Solutions for Tourism Operators, Co-Founding a Successful Business & Digital Savvy Small Business Owners

Liz Ward is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tourism Tribe and has worked in technology and tourism for most of her career. Liz started in digital strategy and digital marketing when working for Tourism and Events Queensland. Later, Liz went on to project manage the development of the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW), subsequently taking the reins as the CEO …

Liz Ward on Training Solutions for Tourism Operators, Co-Founding a Successful Business & Digital Savvy Small Business Owners

90. Liz Ward on Training Solutions for Tourism Operators, Co-Founding a Successful Business & Digital Savvy Small Business Owners

Liz Ward is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tourism Tribe. Liz started a career in digital strategy and digital marketing when working for Tourism and Events Queensland. Honing her skills whilst project managing the development of the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW), a large online resource used by organisations nation-wide. Liz later became the CEO of ATDW, a position she …

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 …

Katrina McCarter on Marketing to Australia’s Largest Consumer Group, Inter-Generational Travel & the Power of Testimonials

Marketing to Australia’s Largest Consumer Group, Inter-Generational Travel & the Power of Testimonials

Katrina McCarter is an author, speaker & marketing strategist, as well as the founder and CEO of Marketing to Mums. Through her business, Katrina coaches brands in understanding how to sell more effectively to Australia’s biggest consumer market, mums. Katrina is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to marketing. Sharing her insights through her books, keynote speeches and workshops. …

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. …

The Importance of Delivering on Promises

It might seem like common sense that you should deliver what you say you will, but I find it shocking the number of times people exaggerate or misrepresent something online. In the accommodation industry, this is setting the stage for disappointment, and more than likely a few bad reviews. This isn’t the method upon which you want to build any …

3 Tips on How to Deliver Extraordinary Customer Service

The name of the game in hospitality is customer service! Attentive customer service can dramatically affect a guest’s experience with you… and your bottom line. It pays (literally) to pay attention to the customer service facet of your business because referrals are the best and cheapest marketing strategy. Follow these top tips and you will be on your way to …

Hospitality Trends: The Social Messaging Gold Rush

Hospitality Trends: The Social Messaging Gold Rush

Research shows that social messaging is one of the fastest growing behaviors online today. This should come as little surprise with WhatsApp, Wechat, Viber and Facebook Messenger coming to dominate how much of the globe communicates. Look at the daily active user (the lifeblood of any application) totals for any of these platforms and you’ll find them consistently outperforming social …