Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania

Michael Mihajlov

Making Tasmania Australia's premium cruising destination

About Michael

Responsibility and accountability for shore tour (excursion) program across the key Australia and US-based brands in the Corporation which operate in the Australia / Asia Pacific region including India and Arabia.

My main trade focus is on western markets sailing within this region as well as Japanese, Taiwanese and Chinese markets where ships are seasonally based in these trades.

Brands includes P&O Cruises Australia, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn which form the Holland America Group and also the two locally deployed Carnival Cruise Lines ships operating in the Australia market. I also play a role in advising European sister brands operating in the Asia Pacific region on shorex and itinerary planning.

Responsibilities include tour product development, risk management, procurement, sales and financial management and tour operations.

Additionally I play a role in developing new destinations, contributing to itinerary planning and working on special projects to grow organisational capability and infrastructure in both new and established destinations in partnership with federal, state and local governments as well as at local community level, NGOs and with small local business partners.