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.
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.