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Managing Director George has been working in the Victorian tourism industry for over 33 years in a range of capacities initially in a senior position at Whights Tourist Bureau where George worked alongside coach operators Dysons, McKenzie’s Bus Lines, Mees Buses, McCaffertys Australia & Across Australia.
From 1998 to 2018, George built his small group tour company providing day tours and high yield (international) visitation to 47 partner attractions in eight regions across Australia. During that time, the tour business provided uniquely Australian visitor experiences to 150,000 happy customers (30% as regional day trips and 94% from international origins) annually.
His tour company ‘Bunyip Tours’ was awarded Hall of Fame status at the 2010 Victorian Tourism Awards, with its third consecutive award win as Victoria’s best Tour/Transport Operator. As well as awarded Gold in 2016 as Major Tour & Transport Winner with a Silver in 2017 in the same category.
George has been both a mentor and a judge at the Victorian Tourism Awards for more than five years and works closely with Parks Victoria, Visit Victoria, VTIC, Destination Melbourne’s Melbourne Tourism Leadership Program (MTLP) and is a member of the Lynette Bergin Selection Panel. George was also the co-founder and vice president of the Backpackers Operators Association of Victoria.