|Australian Voice For Tourism (Australian Voice/AV) was established in 2008 to help Australian tourism operators with their online operations. Research began in 2008. Now large amounts of Australian tourism data are on AV websites, being referenced by thousands of operators every week.Australian Voice is market-based in a century defined by technological and cultural shifts well beyond the grasp of bureaucratic organisations.www.australianvoice.com.au|
|The Tourism News is an independent daily news website for Australian tourism operators. In 2011, there were 1,113,000 Australians employed just in hospitality, arts and recreation businesses. 48% of these businesses are small businesses – the grass roots of Australian tourism. These tourism operators are affluent, motivated entrepreneurs. Australian tourism operators are the core of a $43b industry. They need news. www.thetourismnews.com.au|
As Editor of The Tourism News, Veronica Hope is constantly aware of the issues facing Australian tourism operators. Having worked in tourism, customer service and government for 15 years, there isn’t much she doesn’t know about Australian tourism – and as The Tourism News is 100% independent – there’s nothing she’s afraid to ask.
In late 2014, The Tourism News website is averaging 600 visitors per day. Veronica is currently completing an MBA with the internationally-renowned Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Ben Clark’s experience scoping, planning and managing large-scale IT infrastructure is the perfect fit for AV’s tech goals. Working from remote locations, Ben project-manages The Tourism News as a highly-profitable, low-maintenance IT system… and lives the dream at the same time.
After working on the NZ Ultra Fast Broadband, Ben spent 2013 exploring south-east Asia, and early 2014 snowboarding Japan. As of 2015, Ben is working for AV in South America.