Mike Hill, Co-founder of Aircamp on the Timely Birth & Death of Start-ups, the Instant Generation & the Effects of Social Media Marketing

When Mike Hill hears someone complain about a service, or lack thereof, he would never dream of tuning out. Instead he probes for more information, he loves hearing people complain. This might seem a little strange, but when this tactic is executed by an individual with great analytical skills, a marketing background and a savvy business sense, it can only …

62. Mike Hill, Co-founder of Aircamp on the Timely Birth & Death of Start-ups, the Instant Generation & the Effects of Social Media Marketing

While safe players within the Start-Up Industry believe it’s best to focus energy on one start-up at a time, Mike Hill founder of multiple successful start-ups, believes timing should be the dictator behind grabbing hold of an opportunity and running with it. When Mike Hill hears someone complain about a service, or lack thereof, he would never dream of tuning …

Chris Hartley, CEO of Global Hotel Alliance on Global Audiences, Artificial Intelligence & Millennial led Sustainable Tourism

Chris Hartley, CEO of Global Hotel Alliance explains the importance of providing a global voice to independent and family owned hotels and hotel collections. As mega hotel brands consolidate, focusing less on asset attainment and more on rapid revenue growth, it’s the smaller family owned and independent hotels that appear to have the upper hand when it comes to an …

Steven Wright, CEO of BIG4 Holiday Parks on Dealing with Industry Disruption, Risk Appetite & Being Your Authentic Self

While it’s possible to set out the path we would like our lives to take, if there is one thing that is certain, life has a tendency to throw out curveballs when you least expect it. Situations that you just don’t see coming. The best way to tackle these unexpected situations is to take a moment to consider the possible …

60. Steven Wright, CEO of BIG4 Holiday Parks on Dealing with Industry Disruption, Risk Appetite & Being Your Authentic Self

This week Steven Wright, CEO of BIG4 Holiday Parks chats about his incredible career rubbing shoulders with some of Australia’s finest sportspeople. We discuss Steven’s experience in dealing with industry disruptions and his tendency towards taking educated risks, all while trying to be the most authentic version of himself. Each Monday, join Adrian Easdown as he has enlightening chats with …

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, …

Capitalising on mentorships, industry networking & emerging trends

The acquisition of Top Parks by Discovery Parks in 2018 resulted in the creation of Australia’s largest network of holiday parks. In this week’s episode we chat with Laura Cocking the Top Parks Business Development Manager (BDM) for WA, NT, QLD and Northern NSW. With Laura responsible for the business development for almost half the country, her understanding of the caravan and …

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 …