Written by Alex Cayas
Congratulations to Renata Daniel owner/operator of Newcastle Ghost Tours who placed second in the 2016 North Coast and Legendary Pacific Coast Tourism Awards in the category for Cultural Tourism. The awards looks to increases awareness, preference and conversions for all destinations from Great Lakes in the south to The Tweed in the north.
"Its always a great feeling to be recognized and receiving an occasional pat on the back" says Renata. "Winning this last award was a huge milestone for me as I was really running against businesses all the way up the North Coast of NSW so I am terribly proud of this achievement."
Renata has always been an advocate for follwoing for passion "certainly there are days when I wonder why I am doing what I do especially since it usually ends up costing more than I would ever make. So its certainly not about the money. But I continue to have magical experiences that more than make up for not having pennies in the pot. I have met wonderful people, been and seen amazing places and have had the opportunity to follow my passion"
2016 has already been a big year for Renata and its not over yet. The second OzGhost Cruise taking place in November is all ready to set to sail, regular ghost tours at Maitland Gaol started this year, speaking at Paracon Australia in May and hosting Brian Cano in Newcastle following the conference , plus constantly delivering engaging tours in and around the Newcastle region.
It is no wonder when asked her secret to her success she offered this "I don't have a secret to success except to keep working hard and never giving up."