Photo from the Northbridge Progress Association Tourism News Editor Veronica Hope talks to Peter McNair of Northbridge NSW about how to get a town clock restored in the attached Tourism Conversations Podcast. An original estimate by the council of $120k for the repair kept the project at bay for a whilst. Then Peter McNair got involved.[…]
This Tourism Conversation explores the rich history of Newcastle’s hotel architecture and it’s agreed – linkages between different functions of the city are the most engaging aspects of tourism.
In this podcast, Jacqui and Darren explain the work required to turn a heritage building into a popular new wine bar – whilst still working full-time jobs elsewhere.
Neville Sergent, owner operator of The Record Crate Bar & Grill on Sydney’s Glebe Point Road discusses the pros of records and cons of regulation in this 30-minute Tourism Conversation podcast.
Mark Maxwell is the owner and operator of Maxwell Wines, and is himself a tourism institution. In this podcast, Mark talks to Veronica Hope about what has made McLaren Vale such a successful tourism region, including most notably, the renaming of a cluster of ‘Vales’ into ‘McLaren Vale’ in the 1990s.
Richard Trembath is the President of the Friends of The Heysen Trail, a not-for-profit association that works in the interests of South Australia’s 1200- km long Heysen Trail. In this podcast, Richard Trembath talks about the need for small tourism operators to identify where they want themselves to be positioned – in their personal lives and in the tourism industry. Some of the research papers Richard has been involved in are also available here.
Nick Xenophon talks to The Tourism News about penalty rates, underemployment in regional areas, and the importance of tourism operators speaking up about their barriers to business. Listen to the mp3 here or subscribe to the Tourism Conversations podcast.
PICTURE: Accommodation operator Julie Irwin and The Tourism News journalist Veronica Hope. In this podcast, Julie talks about how she came to be a tourism operator, the stripping bare and rebuilding of the villas, and why tourism operators need to be answering customer emails within an hour or two.
Shortly after winning a $300k government tender, caterer Ben Sheer talks about the ins and outs of the catering trade, which internal systems benefit him most, and why hospitality operators always, always need to answer their phone.
David Woodward is John Williamson’s music manager, and an event consultant to the Tamworth Country Music Festival.