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Thanks for stopping by to take a look at what we offer and how we can empower you and your team to drive growth in your destination’s visitor economy.

Firstly, some introductions: we’re Paige Rowett and Rebecca White, the owners and directors of Tourism eSchool. It’s so lovely to meet you! We’ve also recently added some pure class to our team in the form of Lachlan Swan, who brings exceptional destination marketing skills and experience and a cracking personality with him too, which we are very excited about!

Since starting Tourism eSchool back in 2012, we’ve remained agile in our quest to add value to the tourism industry. Our skills and experience across planning, marketing and project management have grown exceptionally over the past 8 or so years as we’ve been so fortunate and grateful to work with many destinations across Australia.

Today, we still work with clients nationally, specialising in destination management and marketing strategy, implementation and training, and you can see some of our recent works in our Portfolio.

Whilst we may look like we’re growing into an agency structure, we are still very much a family orientated small business, with a laser focus on delivering value, and a culture that’s down to earth, agile and generous.

We love what we do, and we love working with people who love what they do, too.

It's exciting and an absolute privilege to help organisations unlock the potential of their destinations, and we hope we get to work with you are your team soon.

Cheers,
Paige, Rebecca + Lachie

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rebecca
White

OWNER, DIRECTOR

I have been very fortunate to have over a decade of hands-on tourism marketing experience with the South Australia Tourism Commission (along side Lachie!), including trade marketing, consumer marketing, PR, consumer campaigns, and app & website development.

During this time I got to work with many fantastic Tourism Operators, helping them with their marketing, with a focus on International Marketing. I also received first-hand understanding of the day to day reality of running a profitable tourism business and the many demands on a tourism business owner’s time and money.

My current focus and is helping destinations and tourism operators tell better stories of their regions to drive year round demand for their experiences. Also helping organisations and businesses deliver exceptional experiences so they can drive amazing word of mouth marketing for their destinations or experiences.

My Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management)
  • Advanced Diploma in Tourism (Event Management)
  • Certificate IV Frontline Management

What you may not know about me…

I grew up on a farm in the southern Clare Valley in South Australia, I’m very fortunate to still have family there and also in the Barossa. Many a family holiday was spent exploring Australia, watching travel shows such as Getaway and reading Dad’s Australian Geographic Magazines inspired my early love of travel and the great outdoors.

When I have a spare minute you can find me pottering in the garden (my second love after travel and tourism is gardening!), cooking some of my vege garden produce or doing something active like cycling or hiking with my boys.

My travel highlights reel

As with many of us in the Tourism Industry, I love travelling. I have explored just about every corner of South Australia, and many parts of Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America. This extensive travel also provides practical experience as your travelling customer.

Some recent travel highlights include a camping road trip throughout Central Australia, including Uluru, King’s Canyon, Western Macs and Alice Springs; a camping road trip around WA’s South West Corner - we were particularly blown away by the beaches around Esperance, Denmark and Margaret River. Then there’s New Zealand - always great for hiking and a self-driving holiday.

What’s next on the bucket list?

My two sons love anything active and adventurous, so my husband and I take our boys camping, hiking, kayaking and cycling as often as we can – we have a long Australian travel bucket list we are working through.

Our eldest son is turning into a Mountain Biking fanatic, so top of any trip planning list is chasing down great trails that keep the kids happy and parents alive!

Our next big family road trip will be around Tasmania, cycling Blue Derby and Maydena, and hiking the Three Capes Tracks and then continuing the cycling in the NSW Snowy Valleys and VIC High Country. WA is also on the cards for a longer trip, with our sights set on snorkelling with Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef in WA, and a trip out to Cocos Keeling and Christmas Islands (an occupation hazard is that many of our destination clients end up on my travel to visit list!).

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paige
rowett

Owner, director

After starting my tourism career in destination marketing in the Barossa with the South Australian Tourism Commission, I’ve been fortunate enough to immerse myself in all things tourism for the best part of the last 12 years.

Living in the beautiful Clare Valley tourism region in South Australia, my passion absolutely sits with helping regional communities drive growth of their visitor economies, whether it is through improved planning, marketing implementation, or strategic projects.

My approach to my work is very much data driven. My natural instinct is to search and review data and insights when advising clients, whether it is on marketing strategy, or experience development.

My current focus (or passion point if you like!) is looking at how destinations can effectively measure and report on the value the visitor economy and what it means for their locals, so that Local Governments have greater social license to invest in the visitor economy.

My Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Management (Major Marketing, Minor Tourism)
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning – Secondary School

What you may not know about me…

After moving to Adelaide to study Marketing at the age of 17 after a wonderful childhood living in Cleve on Eyre Peninsula, I’m back enjoying country life in the Clare Valley with my husband and 3 kids, where together we run a Mernowie Poll Merinos sheep stud, along with a mixed broadacre enterprise.

I also love my sport... playing netball, basketball and going to gym and I'm an avid AFL and Geelong Cats fan.

My travel highlights reel

After travelling through Europe and the UK in my early 20s and falling in love with the Greek Islands, I’m loving getting to know my own backyard, spending time around our beautiful country with the family – but only when it’s not seeding, haymaking, harvest, or sheep sale times of the year!

My visits to Parliament House and the War Memorial in Canberra while on a recent work trip have been recent travel highlights. I also loved our trip to New Zealand’s South Island, especially choppering over and landing on top of Fox Glacier.

What’s next on the bucket list?

With our youngest child nearing on 2 years of age, we're very much committed to holidays a bit closer to home for the next couple years.

But once the kids are older I’d love to take them to explore Canberra a little more, and also head over the Nullarbor to Western Australia’s South-West corner to cut out some sand angels and get on the surfboard at the beautiful beaches, and maybe check out some of the awesome foodie experiences at Margaret River that everyone keeps raving about.

A trip to over to Canada is hopefully on the cards in the longer term future, but we may head to New Zealand again with kids to get back on the ski slopes when it's COVIDsafe to do so (although, I think I’ll be hanging out with the kids on the easy slopes)!

Lachlan
swan

destination marketing specialist

Having been fortunate enough to spend nearly 18 years working at the South Australian Tourism Commission (10 or so of those years with Rebecca!), I’ve been in plenty of hands-on roles within the trade and consumer marketing environment, with a specialist focus in online communications and a decade in social media and content marketing roles encompassing strategy, curation, copywriting, community management, paid promotion and analytics.

Since leaving the SATC to explore new horizons in 2019, I’ve worked in Marketing and Communications for MOD, Australia’s leading future-focused museum at the University of SA. I’ve also been busy running my own social media and content representation business, with a range of clients across the tourism accommodation and destination sectors.

My Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma of Tourism (Business)
  • Certificate IV in Business (Frontline Management)

What you may not know about me…

I’m the only city kid born to a big country family, and I spent most of my younger years hopping back and forth between Broken Hill and Adelaide, so I’m definitely a country kid at heart.

I’ve got an intense love for the ocean, and while I once surfed every other day on the beaches of Fleurieu Peninsula, my long golden locks have been replaced with a shiny bald noggin - and an eye for photography that keeps me busy in my spare time.

My travel highlights reel

I’ve been lucky enough to explore lots of places both in Australia and overseas. Having spent a couple of years living in the US, I packed my bags for home via Europe with my beautiful wife and settled back in Adelaide, with a mind set on exploring my own back yard.

From shark cage diving on Eyre Peninsula to wildlife spotting on Kangaroo Island and hanging out of plane windows over Lake Eyre, I’ve railed, flown and driven my way across much of the continent. Whether it’s kicking back on West Australian and Queensland beaches, weaving along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road or hitting the dusty roads of the outback, I’m always in my element away from home base.

With side adventures across NZ, Asia and the South Pacific, my pursuit for amazing travel experiences is pretty hard to quell, which is exactly why I love what I do.

What’s next on the bucket list?

It’s tough to go past Western Australia’s Coral Coast and North-West, from snorkelling with whale-sharks at Ningaloo to exploring the red ramparts of the Kimberley and the glistening beaches of Broome.

A road trip from Adelaide to Darwin is also on the cards, and of course a big drive trip through Tassie’s stunning wilderness and is permanently on our family’s radar.