Fairfax Media, which last year sold the Stayz accommodation site for AUD220m, has returned to its publishing roots with the launch of Traveller.com.au, a transaction free zone where all revenue will be generated by advertising.
Cirrus Media has entered in a binding agreement to sell two of its major publications – Travel Weekly Australia and B&T – to the existing management teams. The sale will include all associated Media and Travel products and services. More
Asian travel search engine Wego.com has launched ts first television and YouTube campaign. It's already live in Indonesia and there are plans to extend into our other key markets.
Virgin Australia says staff are the focus of its new video campaign but the main character is well-known model Alexandra Agoston. Undermines the message, don't you think?
TravelGiver.com marks its first anniversary this month with a fresh website and 15 new booking partners including Etihad, Booking.com, Intrepid Travel and Hertz. More
The long awaited public float of Travelport is now under way with the travel sales and distribution company looking to raise up to USD552m from investors through the issue of 30m + shares. The proceeds will be used to pay down debt and Travelport stock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
Budget has been the travel buzz but when all you’ve got is low prices, where do you go when Plan A doesn’t work?
That’s a dilemma the budget travel sector is facing right now. More
Malaysia Airlines bookings have rebounded in Australasia, its main international market, after being decimated by the recent shooting of MH17 following the disappearance of MH370. More
Loyalty. The mega US hotel group Starwood wants more of it from industry and business partners.
And to get it Starwood is embarking on the largest and most expensive B2B marketing program in company history, pumping USD30m into a campaign promoting its new loyalty scheme SPG Pro. More
French hotel group Accor has announced that not-so-sexy Singapore, the Geneva of Asia-Pacific, has usurped perennially chic Paris as the marketing hub for its 'luxury/upscale' properties.
Accor already operates more than 170 luxury/upscale hotels in Asia-Pacific More
Peace has broken out between Australia's two major accommodation lobby groups – the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) and the Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) – which yesterday announced a joint venture to provide “one voice” for Australia’s lodging industry. More
Concerns have emerged at Australia's leading regulatory authority that the pending acquisition of Wotif by Expedia will lead to higher hotel commissions. More
In a strategically fascinating move, Chinese travel agent Ctrip.com International has agreed to buy the 1814 pax Celebrity Century from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. More
Book Now and Save - EB Ends Today
Book now and save with the early bird rate for TRAVELtech 2014, which ends today.
This year's theme is: Innovation - "finding a better way of doing something"...
The program is full of hot topics and lots of great local and international speakers are already confirmed, with more on the way.
Please get in touch if you'd like to contribute an idea, speak or sponsor.
No Vacancy Australia returns to Sydney on March 26, 2015
Get set for No Vacancy Australia 2015.
The date has just been set and the venue confirmed.
More news in the coming months.
Any thoughts or ideas, please contact Martin Kelly.
Then check out this lively sizzle reel from 2014 to get a feel for the event.
NO VACANCY BALI
No Vacancy Bali was staged at the W Seminyak on Friday, August 29. It featured a fast-moving, issues-based program that lifted the lid on Asia’s hottest accommodation market.