Discovery Holiday Parks
Michael’s initial career was in counselling and training and he then made a career change into tourism where his strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect well with people have been well utilised.
Over the past 11 years, Michael has specialised in managing a diverse range of properties including caravan parks, holiday resorts and motels, overseeing all aspects of operations including guest services, reservations, administration, finance, event planning, public relations and staff recruitment and training.
His first tourism role was in a Big4 Holiday Park where he started at the bottom and worked his way up to management before moving to managing a motel in New South Wales. This led to his current role as the General Manager for the Discovery Holiday Park at Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays.
With extensive experience and enthusiasm for the caravan and camping industry, Michael enjoys hearing the stories and experiences of domestic and international visitors and promoting his region’s attractions
"People are not born great, they grow great"
Michael has an extensive range of qualifications spanning counselling, youth work and business which, in addition to his strong interpersonal and communication skills have enabled him to carve out a successful career in tourism. He is an experienced accommodation manager who enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with young people and providing them with opportunities to develop a career in tourism.