Extraordinary travel experiences don't just happen; they require complete destination knowledge, creative planning, detailed administration, a determined commitment to quality and precise execution. That's what our team at Tourism Portfolio is committed to delivering. Tourism Portfolio is ready to deliver and ensure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to your conference, incentive or event. And when it comes to leisure clients (be it a group itinerary, FIT or specialised tour)., by working closely with our expansive network of ground handlers, they will be offered an unique and professional experience.
Dynamic, hands-on and detailed... take a closer look at expertise our team offers.
Donna Kessler is the founder and Director of Tourism Portfolio. Since the company's inception in 2002, Donna has represented high quality destinations, venues, resorts and event suppliers to the meetings, incentives and tourism markets. She understands the importance of relationships and the process of driving sales through her professional credible reputation.
Her personal commitment to her clients and the events she supports is undeniable. Donna has more than three decades of experience in all aspects of tourism. Prior to starting Tourism Portfolio she held senior roles at Hilton International and Intercontinental Sydney , Donna is always keen to be involved and has been on the Tourism Australia Business Events Board, has worked closely with Meeting and Events Australia as an Industry Mentor, Speaker and has assisted with numerous Conference Program Committee positions.
She has previously won:
■ Meetings and Events Australia NSW Sales and Marketing Person of the Year Award in 2005
■ Meetings and Events Australia National Sales and Marketing Person of the Year 2005
■ Meetings and Events Australia NSW Sales and Marketing Person of the Year Award 2008
■ Meetings and Events Australia National Sales and Marketing Person of the Year Award 2008
Her desire, passion and energy for the industry is contagious. In 2016 along with a business partner she launched GET GLOBAL. The only outbound show for the MICE market in Australia. She is always looking for innovative ways to connect with buyers and suppliers and provide the clients in her portfolio solid ROI.
■ If I didn't work in travel I would... do interior design.
■ If I could invite 4 people to a dinner party, they would be... my husband, Roger Federer, Princess Dianna and Robin Williams.
Adam Barclay Rose comes from an extensive sales career with the events industry, spanning over 11 years. Previously he has held business development & account management roles at Australia's leading event styling & design company, Decorative Events & Exhibitions and the award-winning business tourism destination, Hamilton Island. Adam has continually proven himself as a strong and strategic salesman, with a dedicated focus on not only achieving, but exceeding yearly targets wherever he goes. He has developed a strong network of both customers and industry partners, plus a strong understanding of industry trends & insights.
■ If I didn't work in travel... I’d be working in a zoo! (Or caged there.. one or the other)
■ If I could invite 4 people to a dinner party they would be – Whoopi Golberg, Emilia Clark, Emma Stone, Samuel L Jackson
Amanda brings over seven years’ experience in Tourism. In her previous roles she has been in Product, Marketing & Admin, most recently at Australian Visitor Centres.
She has also held roles in Event Operations on the NSW Central Coast, and as a Travel Consultant. In her role at Tourism Portfolio Amanda is all things marketing and creativity! Additionally her strong administrative skills support the fast-paced and dynamic work of the Tourism Portfolio team.
■ If I didn't work in travel I would … be a florist!
■ If I could invite 4 people to a dinner party they would be – Hugh Jackman, Adele, Idina Menzel and my twin sister.
The present state of the events industry has highlighted our need for partners with the knowledge, experience and wide-ranging expertise to ensure we maintain and build on our most important of assets - relationships. We perceive our business as a social act and in Tourism Portfolio we have a partner making things happen, actively creating and maintaining strong relationships among a network of industry stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand, generating new opportunities for business and defining the success of TERRAEVENTS as a known and trusted brand within this important marketplace.
Donna and her team are true professionals who share the same business ethic as Headlands Hotel. They are a perfect match and I know our clients are in the best hands.
Headlands Hotel, Austinmner Beach
cievents has worked with Donna Kessler and the team at Tourism Portfolio for a number of years and we have always found them extremely professional, with a great product range covering both domestic and international markets. Tourism Portfolio are always on hand to assist us with all enquiries and respond to requests in a timely manner. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
Director Supplier Relations
I have a long-standing respect for Donna and trust in her ability. Her self-motivation and extremely good time management skills are to be admired. Her limitless energy when on sales calls in contagious and very effective. It's a pleasure to work with her.
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre