Top Australian resorts choose TCMG

Delaware North Australia Parks & Resorts, the owners of some of Australia’s most iconic wilderness resorts, has appointed Rhett Lego at TCMG as its UK & Europe Sales Manager.

TCMG has a portfolio of Australian, New Zealand and Indian Ocean tourism products and destinations which it represents across the UK and European markets.

TCMG will be responsible for strengthening existing relationships with trade partners and clients in the UK and European markets, sourcing new business opportunities and building awareness of the properties under new ownership by Delaware North Australia Parks & Resorts.

"Lizard, Heron and Wilson Islands, El Questro and Kings Canyon Resort represent iconic Australian experiences that encapsulate the very essence of Australia. From the Queensland Great Barrier Reef islands, to Western Australia’s Kimberley region and the heart of the Red Centre, these properties really do reflect Australia’s diverse and wilderness landscape that European travellers are seeking to experience.”

“We are absolutely delighted to be representing and showcasing these experiential resorts to the key source markets throughout Europe and the UK,” says Rhett.

Delaware North Australia Parks & Resorts acquired Lizard Island, Heron Island and Wilson Island in Queensland’s World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, plus Kings Canyon Resort in the Northern Territory at the end of 2009, The acquisition of El Questro Wilderness Park & Homestead in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in March 2010 completed the first stages of Delaware North’s expansion in Australia.

Michelle Kenna, Director of Sales and Marketing for Delaware North Australia Parks & Resorts, said: “We are thrilled that Rhett will be representing our portfolio of properties across Europe and the UK. These source markets are very important to us, and we are confident that Rhett will ensure our properties are top of mind with our loyal industry partners.”

Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. It is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2.3 billion annually with 50,000 employees serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

The company’s tourism portfolio includes iconic properties in North America, such as Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Complex; Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone; and Gideon Putnam Resort. You'll find more at www.experiencednc.com.

For more information contact Rhett at Rhett.Lego@TheConjointMarketingGroup.com

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