SCT Founder features on Travel Massive's '100 Inspiring Women Travel Founders' 2020 list
Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Silver Compass Tours, Kelly Picarazzi, has featured on the global Travel Massive ‘100 Inspiring Women Travel Founders’ list published 8 April 2020.
As travel and tourism goes through a dark spell, we feel it’s important to shine a light on leaders in our industry we can look to for hope and resilience.
We’re publishing this list of 100 women entrepreneurs in our community to recognize their incredible achievements in creating positive change in travel, and in our industry.
These female founders have firmly made an impact in their respective fields — from tour companies, technology platforms, mobile apps, social enterprises, media and co-living spaces — and have paved the way for more women to be part of creating the future of travel.
💗 We’ll be celebrating their achievements, and we think you should, too.
Silver Compass Tours is a boutique tour operator based in the historic village of Carcoar in the Orange wine region of the Central West of New South Wales. Specialising in premium packaged regional Australia tour itineraries and with a vision for curating charming and immersive local food, wine and cultural travel experiences. This includes Wiradjuri cultural heritage and bush tucker experiences as well as exploring historic goldrush-era European settlement villages.
Silver Compass Tours was established in 2014 by Founder and Chief Experience Officer Kelly Picarazzi after returning to Australia following a global tourism career. Co-pilot Paolo Picarazzi is the Proprietor of their Italian locanda in the historic village of Carcoar, Antica Australis, serving up seasonal dishes based on fresh local produce, inspired by indigenous ingredients and ancient Ciociarian recipes.
Our mission is to enrich people’s lives by enhancing their discovery of people, places and new ideas.
Silver Compass Tours was awarded Bronze for ‘Excellence in Food Tourism’ in the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards. It is a Quality Tourism Accredited Business through the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program and a proud member of the World Food Travel Association. Silver Compass Tours is currently engaged to become a Tour Operator Partner for global accreditation and certification in sustainable tourism with Travelife.