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Wotif Sells To Expedia for $703 million

Online travel agent Wotif looks to have stitched up a deal to sell its entire operation to global giant Expedia for AUD703 million, or AUD3.30 a share. Company directors and co-founders, Graeme Wood and Andrew Brice, who between them control 35% of Wotif stock, support the deal, making a counter-bid unrealistic and therefore unlikely. (Check back for a detailed analysis later today).

Tiger Tanks as Lacklustre Market Hurts Virgin Performance

The recurring theme of 'weak domestic consumer sentiment" has once again been cited by a travel company when announcing slower than expected growth. On this occasion it was Virgin Australia. During May it said domestic business was up slightly, international flights did quite well but the company's low cost carrier Tigerair Australia under-performed, with revenue load factor falling 15%. More 

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No Vacancy Bali - August 29, 2014


Where: W Resorts and Spa Bali
When: Friday, August 29, 2014
Bookings: AUD399 early bird

No Vacancy is a fast-moving, issues-based one-day accommodation conference that's coming to Bali for the first time at the end of August.

It features excellent speakers and a focussed program that lifts the lid on Asia's hottest accommodation market. 

Eighteen speakers are confirmed far - more on the way. Book now to get the early bird rate.

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TRAVELtech Conference 2014


Sydney, October 24, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for TRAVELtech 2014.

The central theme this year is innovation - "finding a better way of doing something"...

Work is well under way on program and lots of great local and international speakers have already been confirmed.

The event, which is running in Sydney on Oct 24, will be officially launched in early August.

Until then we'll be selling tickets at the special pre-program rate of $449 + gst.

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It's a small risk to take given TRAVELtech's outstanding track record since it was founded back in 1999.

We'd also love to hear your thoughts, should you have any, on this year's event.

So please get in touch if you'd like to contribute an idea, speak or sponsor.

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No Vacancy Australia 2015

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.

Still reading?

Then check out this lively sizzle reel from 2014 to get a feel for the event.