The man behind GoSee New Zealand.co.nz was honoured last night with an award that can only be earned through exceptional effort for the caravanning industry.
Graham Wallace Managing Director of the Fyshwick Canberra based ContACT Internet Solutions puts his heart into unstinting support for Top Tourist Parks of Australia and tourism, touring and the industry in Australia and New Zealand.
He has done this for Australias biggest chain Top Tourist Parks of Australia and the holiday park industry over more than 11 years.
The Top Tourist Parks of Australia's Hugh Diedrich Award is not easily earned and is given only at the discretion of their board. It recognizes exceptional effort over the long-haul for the benefit of Top Tourist Park members.
The award honours the late Hugh Diedrich who put in a nutshell the awards difference when he said 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 of GoSee New Zealand and GoSeeAustralia and Dip Eng (Elec.) techo fits the positive Hugh Diedrich award mould with a commitment to the extra lap for Top Tourist Parks and the holiday park industry which goes far beyond any commercial considerations.
In 1997 the then 110 Top Tourist Parks were the first Australian chain to have their own website www.toptouristparks.com.au
Top Tourist Parks is the internet services driven 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.
Graham Wallace (r) at the launch of GoSee New Zealand.co.nz in 2007