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Playing to Win: A Different Approach to Strategy for Your Business

Implementing effective ‘Playing to Win Strategies’ beyond the SWOT analysis has consumed me over many years of managing businesses. Talking about strategy this week has been prompted by the recent news that one of my favourite organisations to work with on many different levels, Destination Melbourne, will be winding down

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Learning on The Move – Tourism Training Done Differently

“ Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin
Learning on the move and facilitating tourism training done differently has been a highlight for Institute of Excellence. It all started earlier this year when I had one of those exciting

Melbourne Tourism Leadership Program Inspiring Industry for 10 Years

2018 marks the tenth year anniversary of Melbourne Tourism Leadership Program (MTLP), the greatest leadership program the industry has seen. Last night Destination Melbourne celebrated this milestone at the stunning Hamer Hall. It was the greatest honour to have experienced first hand the MTLP magic in 2012. The even greater

Digital Storytelling to Inspire Action in Your Tourism Business

In our fast-paced, digital world, it’s essential to make your mark and establish a presence through different online and social media platforms. Every day in the tourism and small business worlds there is a lot to prioritise with your marketing efforts. Master digital storytelling is another way to help your

Benefits of Blogging for Your Tourism Business

One of the many things I love about developing training programs is the research phase. There are many benefits to blogging for tourism and I get ridiculously excited when I see it in practice. I am always on the look out for best practice examples of businesses going above and beyond to

4 Key Digital Trends That Impacts Visitor Experiences

Seems like the growing influence of digital and social media capabilities is one thing. Yet growing influence of mobile and social media capabilities have given rise to a far more connected traveller. It is always important for the experience makers of the visitor industry to appreciate that the landscape of

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