Emma May is a dedicated and passionate young tourism marketing professional with eight years of experience in the industry across Queensland and Victoria, working across various roles including destination marketing, design, tour coordination, product development, and event management. Emma’s journey in the Tourism industry began in 2013, after leaving the Building Industry as a Building Designer to pursue her love for travel, experiences and commence a career in tourism marketing.
Her role as Marketing Manager at Pt. Leo Estate sees her exude an uncompromising dedication to positioning the Estate as a leading culinary and cultural destination in Australia. Emma is one of our founding team members and an outstanding and highly valued member of the Marketing department, displaying a high degree of integrity, passion, ambition and resilience. She is passionate about the Victorian Tourism Industry and wishes to be an influential and inspiring role model to encourage young people to consider a career in the tourism industry.
Emma’s motivation to drive sustainable industry growth on the Mornington Peninsula saw her selected for the Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism’s pilot Future Leaders Program in 2019 and Visit Victoria’s 2019 International Mentor Program. In 2021 Emma was responsible for leading the luxury experiences of ‘Lon to Leo’ and ‘Lon to Laura’ with the Bellarine’s Lon Retreat & Spa, connecting the regions and bringing two of Victoria’s most premium offerings together for the first time.
What is your favourite Pt. Leo Estate sculpture?
Two bold pieces – Inge King ‘Grand Arch’ and Lyn Chadwick ‘Jubilee IV’
What is your Pt. Leo Estate beverage?
Strawberry Bellini – Pt. Leo Estate Sparkling NV, local strawberries
What is your favourite Pt. Leo Estate dish?
Laura: Chestnut custard, Joselito jamon, quail egg, pine mushrooms
Pt. Leo Restaurant: I do love a winter warming dessert. Warm Malt cheesecake, roasted apple ice cream, rum butterscotch, walnuts
Wine Terrace: Fried soft shell crab, XO sauce, spring onion and mango salad (seriously good!)
What is your favourite thing to do on the Mornington Peninsula?
I love to relax and reconnect with a day spent at the Peninsula Hot Springs and indulging in a shared grazing board at Trofeo Estate with my family.