Ian Swain, President, Swain Destinations
Chris Koo, Group Manager, Australia Post
North Melbourne Football Club
With an uncompromising commitment to customer service and follow through, the Kangaroos sales team emerged as one of the best performing in the AFL with 2003 corporate sales increasing 45% under his leadership.
Dr Allen Aylett (OBE), Chairman, North Melbourne Football Club
Such has been Anthony’s willingness to promote learning and industry development for this sector, he enjoyed a short stint as a sessional Lecturer within our Department some time ago and still remains an active and willing participant in guest speaking appearances on an ad-hoc basis.
Martin Fluker, College of Business, Victoria University
Australian Pacific Tours
Anthony is always working to improve processes and correct problems constantly striving for excellence. His problem solving approach to issues prove his strong analytical skills and he always delivers quality work within deadlines.
Jackie Lehmann, Manager, Melbourne Day Tours, Australian Pacific Tours
The methodology that was devised allowed a detailed comparative analysis to be conducted and displayed a logical and strategic approach to the project brief. Extensive consultation was also an essential component of the project and this was carried out at a senior level with Tourism Victoria staff, industry groups and international inbound operators.
An important outcome of the project is that it will provide the situational analysis and background material for a booklet being produced by Tourism Victoria, in conjunction with Small Business Victoria and Horwarth Consulting on pricing strategies for tourism operators”.
The professional manner in which you have conducted this project has provided some useful findings for further projects.
Wayne Kayler-Thomson, General Manager Industry Development, Tourism Victoria
Anthony was responsible for signing up hotels in the QLD market and had great success contracting with over 1,400 QLD hotels in key tourist destinations in less than 12 months. Over the next 18 months, through various and assorted promotional and tactical campaigns, Anthony built a portfolio of key QLD hotel accounts totally over $9 million of TTV, representing 65% of national TTV overall.
During this time he also oversaw the highest TTV % increase of any single Hooroo.com account (Rydges Hotels & Resorts) with a 150% increase repeated across four (4) consecutive quarters.
Bruce Fair, Head of Commercial, Hooroo.com (a Qantas Group Company)
Rydges Hotels and Resorts
Throughout the journey Anthony has demonstrated outstanding levels of creativity. His strategic thinking combined with his attention to detail ensures Anthony continues to prove himself to be a tourism industry professional of the highest level.
We look forward to continuing our association with Anthony and our dealings with Slingshot Marketing.
Troy Cuthbertson, Area General Manager, Rydges Hotels and Resorts