About our Team

Jonica Paramor | Joint Director and Managing Director

Jonica Paramor heads UTC as the sales and marketing strategist and oversees the management of all UTC accounts as Account Director and is always hands-on with each client. Jonica is well known and respected for taking creative concepts from idea to reality with seamless professionalism. As a tourism marketing professional, her expertise lies in her extensive experience, huge network of contacts and success in sales, marketing, PR and business development across consumer and trade sectors. She handles all aspects of media planning, negotiation and buying, oversees the PR strategy, creates the sales and marketing campaigns and manages all the business development for new and existing distribution channels for UTC’s clients.

Account Director, strategic planning, sales and marketing plans design and implementation, budgeting, new business development, creating new and managing existing distribution channels, airline and NTO relations, PR planning and implementation

Svetlana Jovanovic | Joint Director and MICE Market Manager

Svetlana Jovanovic is co-director of UTC and manages both the leisure sales and the MICE markets. She works with the wholesalers, airlines, NTOs along with the incentive houses, TMCs and key corporate accounts to develop the special interest groups and the incentives market. Svetlana has established an outstanding reputation with the MICE industry in Australia and been responsible for the development of small to medium size groups for many of UTC’s clients over the years.

Account management, business development, MICE sales calls, seminars, familiarisations, incentives, trade shows, general administration

Sally Morgan | Head of Media Communications

Sally Morgan is UTC's Head of Media Communications responsible for implementing and managing PR and communication and overseeing media activity for UTC clients. Sally has extensive tourism industry experience and contacts acquired over many years in roles including Head of Corporate Communications with Hayman and Mulpha Australia Limited and previous senior positions with ANA Hotels and Sheraton. Sally has also worked as a travel writer with publications including Traveltrade. She has a proven track record of developing and implementing high-end creative PR strategies and consistently exceeding client targets and return on investment on evaluation.

Media communications, media trips, media releases, media liaison, sponsorships, promotions, newsletters, copy writing

Allison Barclay | Business Development Manager (Sydney)

Allison Barclay is UTC’s Business Development Manager based in Sydney and services the leisure agents and TMC accounts with sales calls, seminars, famils, trade shows and roadshows.

Sales calls, seminars, famils, events, trade shows and roadshows

Giovanny Palacio | Business Development Manager (Melbourne)

Giovanny Palacio is UTC’s Business Development Manager based in Melbourne and services the leisure agents and TMC accounts with sales calls, seminars, famils, trade shows and roadshows.

Sales calls, seminars, famils, events, trade shows and roadshows

Trina Shepherd | Special Project Manager

Trina Shepherd is UTC's Special Project Manager responsible for managing and supporting special media projects for UTC clients to heighten recognition in market. Trina also works closely with UTC’s destination ambassadors utilising opportunities in media and digital campaigns to establish authentic consumer connections. Trina joined UTC from Tourism Australia where she worked in Industry Events on activity in preparation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Prior to this appointment, Trina was Deputy General Manager of Norfolk Island Tourism, based in Norfolk Island where she was known for instigating and driving the successful Destination Campaign featuring award-winning Australian journalist Ray Martin.

Tourism campaign strategies, industry relations, management of special projects

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