ROBYN Kingsmall has been a firm part of the Great Lakes tourism industry for 21 years.
The Lanis Forster Holiday Island co-owner and manager, was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Caravan and Camping Industry Association (CCIA) NSW at the Awards of Excellence in Sydney recently.
Robyn and her husband have owned Lanis Holiday Island for almost 21 years and has been a member of the State Caravan Camping Industry Association all this time.
She has held various executive positions for the regional arm of the Caravan Camping Industry Association and was on the board of Top Parks of Australia as State director for six years.
Noticeably humble about her award, Robyn said she felt a bit stunned upon receiving it.
“You don’t do anything for recognition,” she said.
“I was surprised and honored.”
When asked what she loves about the caravan industry, Robyn replied, ‘what’s not to love’.
“I love that we contribute to many happy holiday memories, memories that could last their lifetime,” she said.
“It is wonderful being a member of a strong, and growing industry. Over the years we have witnessed the industry go from strength to strength.”
Robyn said holding industry roles is essential for helping your business grow through networking and learning from one another.
She said if she didn’t have a great team behind her at Lanis, there was no way she could be part of these associations.
“My thanks goes to the wonderful team at Lanis Holiday Island. Without their hard work and tireless efforts in the park I would not have the time or opportunity to be an active member within the organisations that support, grow and promote our business. To me, I accepted the award on behalf of them, my team.”