Our team are experts in all things tourism marketing, trade distribution and representation, tourism consulting and tourism experience/product development. The DR Tourism project team bring a number of strengths including:
Highly experienced personnel with a spread of complementary skills and a capacity to deliver strong levels of ROI based on many other successful tourism projects and initiatives.
A profound knowledge of tourism, marketing, and economic development, master planning and urban place making, within a private and public sector context (with managerial experience at CEO, Director of Economic Development and Tourism level).
We have worked inside, managed, set up and reviewed Regional Tourism Organisations, Local Tourism Organisations, DMPs and visitor services operations whilst being inside and outside council operating environments.
We utilise well-tested strategic analysis processes and have expert facilitation skills within our team.
Strong stakeholder and project management experience across often very challenging environments and a proven record for working collaboratively with people at all levels including senior executives, frontline managers, staff, politicians, committees and boards.
DANIELLE ANDREUZZI Director
Danielle’s experience spans over 18 years working in the tourism industry in Australia, where she has held numerous senior sales and marketing roles with key tourism organisations within Queensland. Some of these roles have included Sales, Marketing and Reservations Manager at The Fraser Island Company, Marketing Manager at Tourism Fraser Coast and more.
ROBBIE CORNELIUS Director
Robbie has extensive experience in destination management, industry development (with a keen focus on one on one mentoring), marketing, ongoing experience development, having held key roles within Regional Tourism Organisations and his own consulting businesses, namely DR Tourism and the Institute for Tourism Leadership Australia, both of which Robbie co-founded.
LEIGH BENNETT Performance & Relationship Manager
Leigh is an experienced business consultant, executive coach, business owner, board director and a former HR Manager, local government CEO and educator. His portfolio of consulting and feasibilities reflects his eclectic background and strong generalist skills across tourism, economic development, property developments, aviation and primary health care.
JULIA CLEAVER Hospitality Specialist
Julia Paussa has 18 years' experience in the hospitality and tourism industries in Australia and Europe. She is the former owner of the award winning Coast Restaurant in Hervey Bay, on Queensland's Fraser Coast. The restaurant is often coveted as changing the landscape of dining on the Fraser Coast and won many awards while Julia was at the helm.
LOUISE TERRY PR & Digital Specialist
A respected professional with 25 years of experience in the tourism industry, from State Government and regional tourism to consulting in marketing and strategy, Louise brings wellhoned skills in destination marketing, media planning and buying, strategic planning, social and digital campaigns, international trade and consumer activations.
NICOLE RIKSMAN Industry Development Manager - The Whitsundays
With over 12 years travel industry experience, Nicole has held various senior roles, from Brand Leader for Student Flights QLD, Regional Leader for Escape Travel VIC and Tasmania, and General Manager for Flight Centre in WA and NT. Curious and customer experience obsessed; Nicole has been recognised for her business improvement initiatives within the industry.
THE TWEED TOURISM COMPANY
The Tweed Tourism Company is the official destination management and marketing organisation for the Tweed region, funded by the Tweed shire Council. Following a rigorous tender process, DR Tourism was appointed to deliver these services on behalf of council in 2018.
BRAD NARDI General Manager, Tweed Tourism Company
Overseeing the strategic and operational direction of the organisation, Brad works closely with our important local, regional, state and national partners to drive opportunities for our tourism industry and enhance the sustainable benefits of tourism across the region.
SALLY SCOTT Industry Liason, Tweed Tourism Company
Sally is our Industry Liaison go-to for the region’s tourism businesses. She is a direct contact point for marketing and development opportunities and a support on the ground for industry to share their successes and challenges. Sally is passionate about regional tourism and helping small businesses to grow and prosper.
GINNY FRANCIS Finance & Administration, Tweed Tourism Company
Ginny oversees all of the important administrative and financial functions of the organisation and is your key point of contact for any invoicing or payment queries. She handles the day-to-day engine room of the Tweed Tourism Company with expertise, attention-to-detail and always with a smile on her face!
GREER ZUNKER Marketing Specialist, Tweed Tourism Company
Greer manages the region’s destination marketing campaigns to drive visitation to the Tweed. She is also responsible for the Tweed’s regional events platform, What’s On Tweed. Greer is passionate about integrated and collaborative marketing campaigns to positively promote the region.