Dineen Tourism Management

Design, Development and Project Management

Dineen Tourism Management (DTM) has a strong background in the building industry being involved initially in the early tourism development days of Port Douglas in Far North Queensland.  In 1987 Dineen Tourism Principal, John Dineen, was Project Manager for the Santana Group on the construction of the 144 townhouse, restaurant resort development known then as Reef Terraces and known today as the Rendezvous Reef Resort.

Further experience was gained in 1996 when DTM was contracted to Cockatoo Island Resort in the remote but breathtaking Buccaneer Archipelago region of Western Australia.  The aim was to bring the property back to its former 5 star glory and regain its airline packaging stature.  In nine short months John Dineen recommissioned the island, including its airstrip, dock, restaurant and the refurbishment and restoration of its 20 original heritage miner’s villas, to 4.5 star standard.  The resort was then packaged with Qantas and Western Australian wholesalers. John then successfully promoted Cockatoo Island at ITB in Berlin followed by a wholesalers workshop throughout Italy and Germany.

This project was so successful, and in recognition of the development and marketing achievements of John Dineen as the Principal of Dineen Tourism Management, a contract was offered to redevelop, manage and then market the Fitzroy River Lodge in The Kimberly, Western Australia for its owners, Jardine Insurance.

John was project manager for the refurbishment of Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park including the design and placement of 68 new villas.  He did similar works for BIG4 Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park, Shaws Bay Holiday Park and more recently, his own leased park – Cobar Caravan Park Motel with the installation of additional motel suites.