Resort Consulting

Results through insight

Experience Matters

Highly experienced and regarded Queensland tourism and resort professional, providing expertise, insight and knowledge to clients seeking to develop business capacity to either improve profitability or solve business problems.

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Consultancy Services

Targeted consultancy services, delivered to improve your bottom line. Advice tailored to meet your business needs and circumstances. We can assist with everything from planning and finance, to marketing, food & beverage, environmental issues and more.

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Obligation free enquiries with complete confidentiality. For more information, please contact Ivor Davies on 0418 730 882. Meetings can be conducted over the phone, by email or in person. We look forward to helping you to grow your business.

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Resort Consulting Services

For advice you can trust, experience and insight matters. Resort Consulting provides a range of tourism business consultancy services to resorts, attractions and other businesses, large or small, throughout Australia.

Headed by Ivor Davies, Resort Consulting focuses on providing clients with expert advice, insight, services and strategic plans, with the specific focus on developing business capacity to make or improve profitability.

While our expertise is mainly in the tourism and resort sector, our services can apply to a wide range of private and public enterprises across a variety of industries.

Our process is to begin with your enquiry. This may result in a formal evaluation and subsequent report with the option for a business to self-manage the recommendations provided and/or engage in follow-up remedial interventions.

We work closely with clients and enjoy delivering services which achieve lasting results.

Tourism & Business Consultancy

Resort Consulting’s business consultancy services cover a range of administrative, operational, marketing, food and beverage and finance divisions. Areas we can assist with include, but are not limited to:

  • Crafting business strategy and business planning
  • Financial management, profit making, budgeting and training
  • Improving customer satisfaction
  • Board development and management
  • Marketing and competitor analysis
  • HRM services and planning
  • Staff team building, motivation assessments and improvements
  • F&B assessments and improvements, menu and facility evaluations
  • Environmental challenges


“I have worked with Ivor Davies in a number of different capacities for more than 15 years. This has been through many different aspects of my own business, Undara Experience, as well as external businesses we have been involved with. This has allowed me the opportunity to see Ivor in many different scenarios in business.

He is the best business manager I have ever worked with and he has a great understanding of what needs to be implemented in a business to achieve the desired results. He has a comprehensive and detailed understanding of financial management and business profitability, human resource management, workplace health and safety and the practical skills and knowledge to ensure the correct operational systems are developed for your business.

His extensive experience in food and beverage is evident in his ability to get the best results from restaurants, cafes and the food industry. Over this time, I have asked Ivor to be project manager on different projects we have been developing and he has been exceptionally thorough throughout the process, from planning and implementation to monitoring performance with key performance indicators.

I can’t recommend Ivor Davies and Resort Consulting highly enough. I’m absolutely certain that if you follow his advice, you will achieve your desired business results.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you require more information.”

Bram Collins - Managing Director - Undara Experience – August 2016

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“Resort Consulting have been instrumental in assisting us develop Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat over the last 15 years and Ivor continues to offer his expertise in goal setting, marketing and budgeting.

It has been essential for such a boutique accommodation business like ours to get the best advice as we have grown. Under Ivor’s guidance, Rose Gums now is a multi-award winning tourism resort, the largest on the Atherton Tablelands. We have also grown into one of the major rainforest experience of north Queensland, attracting thousands of international guests from Western Europe, UK and North America, to this sub-region.

The joy of working with Ivor Davies is he has vast hands-on experience, and cuts to the chase, without too many frills. He offers a concise clear pathway tailored to your managerial skills and financial capabilities.”

Peta Nott - Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat - April 2016

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Ivor has a tremendous ability to analyse a business’ issues and determine the critical elements required to take things to the next level. His insights come from a lifetime of strategic planning in the hospitality and tourism fields, and his no-nonsense approach enables quick and effective action. I have seen Ivor deliver game-changing results for small businesses, major resorts and tourism organisations, including building their capacity, management systems and profit. In each case he has developed new insights beyond the owners and managers understandings, enabling fresh approaches and new success.

Samantha Boswell - Boz Oz Pty Ltd

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Ivor Davies has provided a range of advice and services to several tourism operations in the Savannah Guides network. These have included product and experience evaluations, human resource analyses, management systems and marketing reviews and financial control advice. These projects have all delivered substantial results for the business, providing insightful perspectives and new directions. I highly recommend Ivor’s services because of his vast experience at many levels in the industry, turning the complexity of business operations into a clear pathway towards better systems and profitability.

Russell Boswell - Manager, Savannah Guides Limited

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“I worked closely with Ivor Davies for over 15 years during his tenure as General Manager of Kingfisher Bay Resort Group.Over that time we also together worked on a number of significant consulting roles which included clients such as Kooralbyn Valley Resort and Golf Course, South Molle Island Resort, Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton, Undara Experience (which we managed for a long period of time and continues to prosper today under Ivor’s direction.

Ivor has many skills and is in my view one of the best operators I have seen in 30 years in the hospitality business.

He is particularly adept at assessing people and working with them to grow their capabilities and get the best out of them.

He is very strong in his knowledge of operating a quality and cost efficient food and beverage operation. This is one of the most challenging areas in my experience to get right and maintain consistency of product quality and cost results. As an ex-chef Ivor “gets it” – you can’t pull the wool over his eyes with excuses. He can get in and re-engineer a business to drive its performance.

I could say a lot more but suffice to say if I had an issue in my business he would be the first person I would call to try and get me sorted and back on track. I am happy to elaborate personally on 0418888380.”

Gary Smith - Tourism Leisure Corporation Pty Ltd – September 2015

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