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Nicole has previously been elected as the Associates’ representative on the Australian Society of Travel Writers for three consecutive years and nominated as Communicator of the Year for five consecutive years. She holds a BA (Communications) with majors in Public Relations, Professional Writing and Literary Studies as well as a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Literature. She has also studied French, German and Italian at university has undertaken one year of a degree course in Mandarin - written and spoken with distinction at Macquarie University. She is currently completing her final year of her MA (Creative Writing) at UTS.
Nicole has worked as a journalist and continues to freelance for a number of magazines. She was a contributor for ten years to Luxury Travel and sat on the first editorial board. She began Countrylink’s on board magazine, Escape, has held the position of Travel Editor Elle Cuisine, Australian correspondent for New Zealand’s Intravel magazine and has written for a variety of publications including the Peak (Singapore), Oyster, Luxury Travel, the Daily Telegraph and Local Government Focus. She has held the roles of Director of Travel and Promotions at Australian Table Magazine. She has been a columnist in Australia’s largest circulation newspaper The Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Telegraph and to AFTA Traveller magazine. Nicole was previously the travel editor of Yen magazine.
Nicole has been published in an anthology of train travel stories, 'Off the Rails' published by Harper Collins and a children’s cook book, 'The Wonderful Wizard of Borneo’s magic recipe spells', published by Lansdowne Macquarie.
Five Star PR began in the year 2000 with the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, and Helen Wong’s Tours as the first clientele. It developed into a bespoke midsized agency specialising in travel and tourism winning large international clients from large international agencies and successfully delivering millions of dollars in publicity for small budgets. The list of clients and examples of coverage are in the powerpoint on this page and include The Wales Tourist Board, South African Tourism, the South African government, the NSW government, Tourism New South Wales, Jordan Tourism, Mauritius Tourism, China National Tourist Office, Macau Tourism, Wanaka Tourism, Tourism Solomon Islands, The Caribbean National Tourist Office, The Scandinavian Tourist Board, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, Star Clippers, Le Boat, Sunsail, The Moorings, Komune Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the W Bali, Garuda Airlines, British Midlands Airlines to name but a few.