Manny Papadoulis is an experienced tourism operator, destination marketer and consultant who has spent most of his career in the tourism industry. He is the immediate past President of the Tourism Council WA, a position he held for six years, as well as Chairman of Australia’s Coral Coast regional tourism organisation, Deputy Chairman of Tourism WA and Executive Director of boutique consulting firm Icon Tourism Consulting.
Mr Papadoulis is known for being a passionate advocate, director, advisor, mentor and consultant in the Australian tourism industry for more than 30 years.
After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce, Mr Papadoulis joined CSR sugar as a Marketing Executive before joining his family tourism business, Feature Tours, in 1985. Feature Tours (1973-2004) pioneered many successful tourism packages in Perth and regional WA, which are still being operated today. Mr Papadoulis has served as Deputy Chair of the Perth Convention Bureau, President of the Australian Tourism Export Council (WA), and the Bus and Coach Association of WA, and was a director of the WA Symphony Orchestra and the Hellenic Community of WA. He was recently elected Deputy President of the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also the author of the book Tourism Marketing Essentials, released in 2014.
Manny was the winner of First Amongst Equals 40 Under 40 along with Mark Barnaba in 2002. This makes him very old.