"On behalf of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) the board members and Alyce Holding, I would sincerely like to thank you for your participation in the judging of the 2013 Queensland Tourism Awards.  The time taken out of your busy schedule to participate in site inspections and judging submissions is very much appreciated.  Without your support the Queensland Tourism Awards would not be possible."  Daniel Gschwind, Chief Executive, Queensland Tourism Industry Council

"Kayleen is a tourism and business expert with great project management skills, highly developed presentation skills and an absolute professional". Bruce Wallace, Director Media and Communications, Tourism Events Queensland

"Kayleen project managed by Best Expedition in the World from start to finish.  Her organisational skills, attention to detail and marketing knowledge allowed me turn what was just an idea into a highly successful global project (on behalf of Tourism Queensland) promoting the Great Barrier Reef to the world.  Working with international media, celebrities and government organisations is never easy.  Kayleen ensured that all were planned for, looked after and took benefit from their involvement in the project.  Would I ever do it again?  Only if I had Kayleen at the wheel." Ben Southall, Adventure Advocate, Digitial Journalist, Best Job in the World Winner

Hiring Kayleen and Tara is without doubt the best decision I have made.  They have given me invaluable advice both in business and work/family balance.  I find their approach to coaching has taken all of my goals in life into account in helping me make the best decisions and adopt the best approaches for my business.  I am now feeling in control of my business and family life, knowing that my new business plan, marketing plan and staff training restructure has already made me more profitable with less work". Toni Brennan, CEO/Owner, Fun Over Fifty Pty Ltd

"Our association with Kayleen and Tara has been of enormous value to our business.  Their knowledge and understanding of the overall tourism market is phenomenal and has helped us expand our thinking beyond the boundaries and opened our eyes to many possibilities, including the development of emerging markets such as groups and conferences.  To that end, their preparation of our successful $250,000 TIRF submission means we now have a conference centre underway!  We'll never be able to thank them enough." Greg & Naomi McKinnon, Owner/Operators, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

"Kayleen and Kelli spent three solid days with our whole team to get a really thorough understanding of our business, Kimberley Coastal Camp in Western Australia. We participated in both formal and informal groups and one on one sessions.  The final report was thorough, honest and easy to apply.  The mentoring period was brilliant because it allowed us to implement the suggested actions knowing that they were available over the phone for support when needed, and yes, we needed it!" Ebony Muirson, Business Manager, Kimberley Coastal Camp, WA

"Only once in a while you get to work with people who are so sincere and who have so much experience in the tourism industry.  Kayleen obviously loves what she does and it really shows in the way she delivers her workshops.  The workshop yesterday was a good complement to the mentoring session.  The participants didn't want to leave!  I had never seen that after a workshop before" Cecile Espigole, Owner/Operator, Eco Queenslander, Maryborough

 Tourism Gems, Director, Kayleen Allen was previously Director of Tourism Pearls.