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"We Will Fix It" Says New Malyasia Airlines CEO

Peter Bellew
Peter Bellew

Peter Bellew, the new CEO of Malaysia Airlines, started work today and immediately declared "we will fix" the troubled carrier in a journey to redemption that "will be a road with many interesting turns".

Malaysia Airlines has been in turmoil since 2014 when MH370 disappeared without trace and MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine four months later - twin disasters in which hundreds of its passengers died, sending the carrier into a commercial tail spin. More 

There's Something About Harry – Triguboff Set To Become Australia's Biggest Hotel Owner

Harry Triguboff, Meriton, 200x193Octogenarian billionaire Harry Triguboff, founder of Meriton Serviced Apartments, says he still has his "foot on the accelerator" and is set to become Australia's biggest owner of hotel rooms by the end of this year, overtaking the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund.

Mr Triguboff, 83, who is already Australia's most prolific apartment developer, was recently ranked the country's richest man by BRW with net wealth exceeding $10 billion. More 

Hotels Driving Many TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor has started revealing the source of reviews for properties that use its guest followup tools – an initiative that reveals hotels can in many cases drive most of the comments.
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For example, a survey of the first 40 current reviews in several Sydney hotels show that most resulted from management pro-activity. More 

Upcoming Events

TRAVELtech Australia 2016

Agenda, First Round of Speakers Announced

Where: Sheraton on the Park, Sydney
When: Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016
Agenda: Disruptive Influences
Bookings: $499 + gst Early Bird

Check out the agenda and first round of speakers for TRAVELtech 2016, Australia's leading online travel marketing and distribution event.

  • John Beros, General Manager,
  • Tony Carne, General Manager, Urban Adventures
  • Greg Carter, co-Founder, Chimu Adventures
  • Gerry Comninos, CEO, RMS
  • Frederic Chanut, MD, In Marketing We Trust
  • Rod Cuthbert, CEO,
  • Matt Evans, Analytics Lead Travel, Google Australia
  • Brett Jardine, Commercial Director, CLIA Australasia
  • Chris Hall, Chief Executive Officer, APT Group
  • Peter Hopgood, General Manager, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
  • Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research
  • Bruce Piper, Publisher, Travel Daily/Cruise Weekly
  • Nicola Benyon, Head of Campaigns, Animal Protection Australia
  • Chris Reed, Founder & CEO,
  • Alexander Robinson, CEO, Airly
  • Fred Schebesta, co-Founder,
  • Adam Schwab, Managing Director, Lux Group Limited
  • Alex Stewart, Chief Operating Officer, SiteMinder
  • Sean Sutherland, Head of Digital and E-Commerce, OTA Division at Flight Centre Travel Group
  • Ben Tattersfield, co-Founder, Dreams AI
  • Justin Wastnage, co-Founder Cine Souk
  • James Woodford, co-Founder, YouCamp

There's more to come, so stay tuned.

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