Congratulations to the
2018 ASTW Awards
For Excellence Winners
and Finalists

Image by Dan Avila – 2017 & 2018 ASTW Photographer of the Year

Thailand hosts the
2018 ASTW Convention and
Awards for Excellence

Image courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand

Spa Pool - Dan Avila - 2017 ASTW photographer of the year

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Image by Dan Avila – 2017 & 2018 ASTW Photographer of the Year​

Australia's travel media
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in Thailand

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Jodi Clark
Snapshot: From day one, I've deliberately steered my career into different directions (within tourism) to not only broaden my skills, but to satisfy my curiosity. To that end, I've promoted roo in stew, bush in the tucker and helped make the Fraser Coast the home of Australian fishing. I haven't run an Amazing Race, but I've hosted a finale on Queensland's Fraser Island. I've dealt with wombats, pumas, rollercoasters and clowns in a day's work and showcased epic whale migrations on the world's stage. I've held up my share of enormous casino cheques (in the 90s) and helped use unclaimed Gold Lotto millions to set up a foundation for medical research. I've seen Illusionists disappear on stage and helped them reappear in the press. I've taken tracks less travelled on trains and uncovered heart-warming stories. I've woven tales on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, blogged about the Queensland outback and I even swapped the Coral Sea for a short stint in the Indian Ocean promoting ultra-luxe resorts for the rich and famous. In life, as in travel, I collect and savour moments. At work I spin moments into tales that inspire others to see the world. These adventures have seen me tell stories for a diverse and passionate bunch including Conrad Jupiters (Hotel Casino), Dreamworld, Queensland Rail's Tourism arm (Traveltrain Holidays) the Kingfisher Bay Resort Group (incorporating the Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort Hotel on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island), Tourism and Events Queensland and most recently with Minor Hotels' five-star PER AQUUM properties on mere specks of sand in the Indian Ocean.

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