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One Of The Youngest Hotel Managers in Australia

Charles Martin, General Manager, Emporium Hotel South Bank Where did your journey start and where did you grow up? Born in Yeronga, I attended Brisbane Grammar School and studied at University of Queensland. I’m as stereo-typically Brissy as you can get. What drew you to hotels? After high school I was looking for a job […]

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Protectors and Interpreters of the Outback …. Savannah Guides

Russell Boswell, Savannah Guides What is a Savannah Guide? A Savannah Guide is a “Protector and Interpreter of the Outback”, a leading nature or culture based Tour Guide. Are there similar programs in other parts of the world? We actually have a series of linked programs in Australia.  In the Wet Tropics Rainforests we have […]

Jackie Babbage Gifting Owl

No Limits for Gifting Owl and Jackie Babbage

Jackie Babbage Co-Founder and CEO at Gifting Owl October 2018 You’ve recently created Gifting Owl.  What is it and what market opportunity did you see? We saw an opportunity to create a fair experience gifting platform for both customers and tourism operators. Also, as we were delivering experiences ourselves we were noticing huge growth in […]

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Tash Wheeler and her 74 Island Wonders

Tash Wheeler General Manager, Tourism Whitsundays September 2018 You’ve been in the Whitsundays for just over 5 years, what career path took you there? I started my career at Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Limited as a Marketing Assistant trainee, worked a few different roles during my time in the Gladstone Region ending as Corporate […]

Michael Nelson Pinnacle Tourism

Australian Tourism Road Warrior

Michael Nelson ‎Director – ‎ Pinnacle Tourism Marketing You’ve been in the tourism industry for 20+ years.  How did you start? The Tourism and Hospitality industry has been the only industry I have worked in. I started when I was 19 with a Management Traineeship with Sheraton Hotels. That kicked off a career in Food […]

Ross Steele – Cairns Convention Centre – Tourism Partners

The King of Cairns meetings

‎June 2018 Ross Steele, General Manager, ‎Cairns Convention Centre You’ve been in the business events industry for 20 years.  What career path did you take to become GM? Don’t hold it against me but I have a finance background and was an external auditor at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre before Julie O’Keeffe made […]

Angela Esdaile Go Fish Australia

Gone fishing with Ange Esdaile, Go Fish Australia

May 2018 Tourism Partners catches up with Ange Esdaile, Director Go Fish Australia You’ve been in the tourism industry for 35+ years.  How did your career evolve? I started working at the Queensland Government Tourism Bureau (now TEQ) in 1984 straight from school. My first job was to hand-write airline tickets, before printers or the […]

Tourism Partners interview with Cynthia Rice Quest Toowoomba exterior 2018

Quest Toowoomba reopens after extensive fire

March 2018 Post fire and reopening – Tourism Partners speaks with Cynthia Rice, Quest Hotel Toowoomba Tourism Partners Tuesday 13 June 2017 will be a date you’ll no doubt always remember, what happened? Cynthia Rice There was a fire in the restaurant next door to us at 1137pm. With full occupancy, we evacuated 90 guests […]

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Tourism Partners catches up with Adrienne Readings, General Manager, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

March  2018 Adrienne Readings General Manager Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) Tourism Partners With just weeks until the 2018 Commonwealth Games how are preparations coming along? Adrienne Readings Excellent Tourism Partners Will this be the largest event the GCCEC has ever hosted? Adrienne Readings No, we have hosted many large conventions however this […]

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Five minutes with Greyhound Australia CEO, Alex de Waal

29 January 2018 – Alex de Waal, Greyhound Australia Tourism PartnersCongratulations on the 112th year of Greyhound operations in Australia, what are you planning to mark the milestone? Alex de WaalWhen you have been around for 112 years it is easy to take ones’ heritage for granted. Rather than celebrate milestones, Greyhound has sought to […]