ABOUT US

With over 40 years of hospitality and holiday park management experience, John and Karen Dineen have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in this industry.

“When the dynamics of family, coupled with experience is the point of difference.”
– Karen Dineen

John Dineen

John was born in Innisfail, Far North Queensland and entered tourism by his involvement with building and construction in the early development days of Cairns and Port Douglas in the late 1980’s. He was mentored by many iconic leaders in tourism in far North Queensland.

John has been Managing Director of Dineen Tourism Management since 1985.

John has a strong history of developing and transforming Tourism Accommodation into successful enterprises through a combination of improvements, promotions and robust management.

John has been a staunch supporter of the Caravan Industry and has presented at the various state Caravan and Camping Shows since 1999. Under his direction, his properties have been the recipients of multiple awards.

John has held the following office:
Councillor of the Douglas Shire in Far North Queensland
President (founding member) of Port Douglas and Cairns Tourism Association
President (founding member) Sydney’s Northern Beaches Tourism Association
Director of a Public Company – RV Resorts Australia.

Karen Dineen

Karen has been a Director of Dineen Tourism Management for 23 years and is deeply involved in the business. Karen acts as Dineen Tourism Management National Manager, leading the operational, human resources and systems management elements of the business.

Karen is an industry specialist and has managed teams in some of Australia’s highest profile tourist organisations including Sheraton Mirage and Quicksilver Connections as well as all parks and consultation contracts they have undertaken.

Karen’s skill base is operational efficiency, risk management and compliance insurance.

Jess Dineen

Jessica grew up working in her parent’s holiday parks in Far North Queensland, The Kimberley’s and Sydney.
She has experience in all aspects of park operations including reservations, customer relations, marketing and social media, events, as well as partnership development with local tourism operators and businesses.

Jessica has a strong focus on mentoring and training staff to provide a unique Australian tourism experience. In 2018, Jessica was a finalist in the Caravan/Camping Future Leader Award and was chosen as a Young Tourism Leader for the Queensland Government.