How do you get a town clock restored?

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 $120kĀ for the repair kept the project at bay for a whilst. Then Peter McNair got involved.[…]

Mark Maxwell

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.

Heysen Trail advocate Richard Trembath

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.

Senator Nick Xenophon

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.

Accommodation operator – Julie Irwin

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.