Diedrich Award winner Graham Wallace puts heart into long-haul Top Tourist Parks support

October 29, 2008
Diedrich Award winner Graham Wallace puts heart into long-haul Top Tourist Parks support

Hugh Diedrich Award winner Graham Wallace of ContACT Internet Solutions puts his heart into unstinting support for Top Tourist Parks of Australia. He has done this for Top Tourist and the caravan park industry over 11 years.

The Top Tourist Parks of Australia's Hugh Diedrich Award is not easily earned and is given only at the discretion of the board. Tonight in Perth the award once again recognizes exceptional effort over the long-haul for the benefit of Top Tourist Park members.

Hugh Diedrich put it in a nutshell There is little difference in people but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

Graham Wallace Webmaster and Dip Eng (Elec.) techo fits the positive Hugh Diedrich award mould with a commitment to the extra lap for Top Tourist Parks which goes far beyond any commercial considerations.

In 1997 the then 110 Top Tourist Parks were the first chain to have their own website www.toptouristparks.com.au

Top Tourist Parks is ContACT's first major client.

In 1997 Graham Wallace worked with the Top Tourist Parks board to advise on and implement the tough decisions which took the chain forward into the World Wide Web.

Graham made the chains vital inter-park member communication tool the Bulletin Board work. He also created the valuable Trip Planner which is one of the most popular user features on the Top Tourist Parks website.

He continues today to maintain and develop Top Tourist's online profile.

He is the funding, founding vision and positive belief which drive ContACT Internet Solutions and the ContACT Group businesses.

Graham Wallace has a broad knowledge of Australian business based on a diverse range of interests. But when he hits the road on Tourist Park treks the big man lights up as he gets out there to have a chat among old friends.

Based in Canberra Graham Wallace travels best with his caravan in tow, but the former Squadron Leader also does well in the air thanks to his RAAF background.

Editor's Note: Graham also makes a daily contribution to people who want to tour Australia. Here is some of his contribution to caravanning and tourism from the extensive library of Info Articles on the GoSeeAustralia and GoSee New Zealand websites.

Graham Wallace (r) with Top Tourist Parks President Clive Johnson
Graham Wallace (r) with Top Tourist Parks President Clive Johnson