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Do you want to build and grow your tourism career? Tourism Hub will provide inspiration and education that will empower you to take your business to a whole new level. Each week, your host, Desi Karatzias, will share proven strategies in social media, tourism, and leadership with special guest entrepreneurs and industry movers and shakers. Subscribe now and let your tourism excellence begin today.

#010: Building Industry Greatness with Lakshmi Cashmore

Welcome to Tourism Hub Podcast Episode 10! Thrilled to present the first interview part of the RACV Victoria Tourism Awards Winners Series brought to you by Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC).

In November 2017, the Victorian Tourism Awards gala night at Crown Palladium celebrated 30 categories of winning tourism businesses

#009: Celebrating a Legendary Career in Visitor Services with Elizabeth Curtain

“Love what you do, who you work with, and the region you are promoting – what a happy life!” was one of many gold nuggets in this exclusive podcast with Elizabeth Curtain. I had the pleasure of interviewing Elizabeth just before her final day of a 24-year career managing the

#008: How to Build a Business and Look After You with Jo Surkitt

In this episode, ‘How to Build a Business and Look After You’ with Jo Surkitt I explore with the Victorian-based wellness expert why she left a successful career in travel to start her own business.  Jo has studied a vast range of Professional development specialities and natural therapies and has

007 – Interview with Experience Maker Charles Davidson from Peninsula Hot Springs


Peninsula Hot Springs is an award winning Victorian attraction located 90 minutes from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula.

I say attraction yet the hot springs have become a destination unto themselves.

Over the years I have visited

006 – Hashtag 101 for Tourism

In this Hashtag 101 for Tourism episode, I delve into the topic of #Hashtags and the importance of using hashtags strategically in your tourism business. 

005 – Visitors, Values and VTIC (Interview with Adrian Byrt)

In this episode, I chat to Adrian Byrt, Relationship Consultant & Events at Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), Victoria’s peak leadership organisation.

004 – Confessions of a Start Up: Launching a New Website and Business
003 – Mike James – Going Pro with Your Smart Phone Photography

In this episode, I had the pleasure of capturing first time meeting over a coffee with Mike James, founder of Better Mobile Photos.

002 – Liz Ward – Transitioning from CEO of ATDW to Chief Entrepreneur of TourismTribe.com

An absolute pleasure to invite my first guest, Liz Ward (@lizward_oz) to the Tourism Hub Podcast. A game changer in adopting innovative technologies in the tourism industry Liz led the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) business during its start-up phase in 1999-2001 and then as CEO from August 2004 until

001 – Why start a tourism inspired podcast?

In this very first episode of Tourism Hub I share with you my big why of starting a podcast dedicated to the industry of experiences and making memories. As an avid listener to many business, social media and entrepreneur inspired podcasts around the world I am very excited to bring

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