Name: Isabelle Fennessy

Role: Judge

A highly skilled and experienced tourism professional, Isabelle’s career within the visitor economy spans nearly 30 years across Europe and Australia. She holds a Masters of Tourism Management from Bournemouth University (UK) and is a graduate of the Melbourne Tourism Leadership Program (MTLP 2014).

During the decade she worked at Visit Victoria, Isabelle had the privilege of assisting hundreds of tourism operators across Victoria. In her last role, she managed the Product Development area as well as the International Mentoring Program.

She is the founder of Tourism Linked, a boutique consulting company that specialises in assisting businesses to create remarkable visitor experiences. Since 2019 Isabelle has also been a mentor with the ASBAS program, providing strategic and digital marketing advice to the Victorian small business community.

As a minimalist, Isabelle strongly believes in the ‘less is more’ philosophy and in the tiny living movement. She enjoys de-cluttering and beautifying spaces, recently completing a diploma in interior design. Her other passion relates to healing modalities, leading to a natural pull toward wellness tourism. Isabelle is a certified meditation teacher and yoga practitioner.

Connect with Isabelle through LinkedIn.