PR / Media Manager
Caroline was born in the U.K. (Portsmouth, England), schooled in Australia and the U.S., studied Psychology at Sydney University, resides in Australia and has lived, studied and worked in the USA.
Caroline began her own business, Davidson Communications Pty Ltd, in 1990. This successful public relations and destination marketing business specialized in the leisure, entertainment and tourism industries. In addition, Caroline’s versatile skills and first-class media relationships have been employed as a consultant strategist and a specialist PR expert to benefit a range of clients as diverse as Australian Federal Government programs and launches, national sporting events and festivals, innovative corporate product launches and celebrity profiling.
Caroline was a shareholder and Director of Public Relations for Select Hotels & Resorts International between 2004-2009, successfully re-branding and building an enviable profile for this marketing group for over 50 unique, high-end luxury accommodation experiences across Australia, New Zealand Asia and the Pacific.
Davidson Communications has provided successful brand management, destination representation, public relations campaigns and initiatives in Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific for a range of high profile international brands and corporate clients such as Rocky Mountain International (representing tourism boards for initially Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota & South Dakota and since July 2015; MT, ND, SD and WY); Visit Denver ( projects); Jackson Hole Mountain Resort/ Jackson Chamber of Commerce (projects); Travelocity ( t/a ZUJI.com.au in Australia); Starwood Hotels, Rendezvous Hotels & Resorts International; Select Hotels & Resorts International; Hard Rock Cafe; Hard Rock Hotels and Resorts (Asia), The Rees Hotel Queenstown and The Noosa International Food & Wine Festival ( NIFW, QLD) over a twenty five year period
I live near Manly Beach and love it. Adore my family: Mum, sister, brother, 2 sons, 3 grandsons, daughter-in-law and huge adopted US family. Have one much loved and spoilt Burmese cat, Tonto. Love music, travel, skiing, horse-riding, the beach and spending time with family and friends.
Accreditations, Memberships, Awards & Affiliations
- Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) Annual national award for Best Tourism Board/ Product representation 2016
- Executive Committee member and Secretary, Visit USA Australia (2015, 2016)
- Member, Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW)
- Visit USA Australia Member, Media Committee chairperson
- Media committee member, IPW16 (formerly known as Pow Wow)
- ASTW Annual Award 2016 for “Best Promotion for Tourism Board or Travel Product” for our representation of the Real America States.
- ASTW Annual Award 2016 for “Best Promotion for Tourism Board or Travel Product” for our representation of The Rees Hotel Queenstown, NZ
- BA in Psychology
Countries Visited: USA, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, England, Channel Islands, many countries throughout Europe, Indonesia, Fiji, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Africa
Last Trip Destination: USA
Money No Object Purchase: Private jet
Most Defining Phrase: “Not here for a long time; here for a good time”
Any 10 For Dinner: Neil Young, Barack Obama, Leonard Cohen, Dalai Llama, Annie Leibowitz, Paul McCartney, Prince Harry, Mother Teresa, Joni Mitchell, Graydon Carter.