Jamie Bishop

Bishops Assistance is Jamie Bishop… and vice versa….

With a rich and varied twenty-five years experience in the tourism & hospitality business in Australia, Jamie operates as a consultant, well-versed in a broad range of operations, marketing, media and promotion.

His experience includes accommodation, food and beverage operations, television, radio, print and the world wide web.

During his six years full time with Rydges Hotels & Resorts, he was closely involved with it’s development from inception.  In his position as Director of Marketing – Product Development, he played a key role in the development of  the group, which has grown from 6 to 27 operations, and is now the third largest in Australia.  He is well experienced in a variety of operations across Australia and New Zealand, including Bobby McGee’s Conglomeration, the Thredbo Alpine Resort and a variety of business-class city hotels. During his time with Rydges his roles encompassed all facets of strategic planning, marketing and development of the hotel and restaurant operations.

Prior to Rydges, his 8 years with Southern Pacific Hotels (now 6 Continents) included senior hotel management and marketing positions.

Jamie studied Hotel & Restaurant Management and graduated from Regency Hotel school, SA.

He  attended Cornell University USA (CPD programme) where he majored in Hotel Marketing, and has spoken at industry conferences within Australia and overseas in the areas of marketing & event management.

Jamie has established a specialist consultancy in marketing and business development – his internet marketing assistance includes web site development, strategy and management.

With partner Ian Heydon, he also co-founded, developed and then sold Getaway On-Line – Getaway TV show’s web site.

This led to his 8 year stint with the Nine Network & ACP Publications, where he worked on Getaway TV for several series and then Postcards TV Victoria, producing their Great Escapes segments as well as the development of travel specials.

In 2004 he teamed with WTFN Entertainment  – a dynamic television production company, based in Melbourne Australia.

Jamie also has assorted business interests in web development, application and training.

After 20 years based in Sydney, Jamie and family moved back to his home town of Adelaide, and when not at the coal face, spends time with his wife and two boys.

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