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Accor Backs Indigenous Employment Goals

Accor indigenous training picAccor Hotels says it is aiming to employ 1000 Indigenous Australians – or 10% of its workforce on present numbers – by 2018. The hotel operator has just helped launch the Federal Government's Employment Parity Initiative, the goal of which is to increase Indigenous employment. It wants 'corporate Australia' to set goals on Indigenous employment with a 3% target by 2020.

Forget the US Dollar, What About The Euro?

Oz dollar v Euro 12.03.15There's been heaps of commentary about the impact a weakening Aussie dollar will have on outbound travel. Yet the comparisons are always done with the USD.

What about the Euro, against which the AUD has been strongly rising over the past few weeks? That is surely a good news story for Aussies heading to Europe this northern summer…

History Doesn't Always Repeat says Duetto

Patrick Andres, DuettoHistory repeats. It's been the mantra of hotel revenue management since it's become sort of sexy, in a hot accountant kind of way, among hotel managers over the past decade or so.

But Patrick Andres reckons that while the past has relevance, the future is equally important in terms of modelling how far hoteliers can push rates and increase the bottom line without hurting occupancy. More 

Upcoming Events

Travel Invest - Sydney 2015


What: New half-day event
Where: Westin Sydney
When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Agenda: Click for Details
Bookings: $275 + gst early bird

The agenda and first round of speakers have been announced Travel Invest, Asia's first 360 degree travel investment event.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Andrew Flannery, CFO, Flight Centre
  • Armina Soemino, Emerging Companies Equity Research Analyst, JP Morgan
  • Benjamin Chong, Partner, Right Click Capital
  • Bob East, CEO, Mantra Group
  • Darrin Grafton, CEO, Serko
  • John O’Shea, Senior Research Analyst, Bell Potter
  • Mark Bullock, Portfolio Manager – Tourism and Accommodation, Indigenous Business Australia
  • Paul Wilson, co-Founder and Managing Partner, Bailador
  • Scott Blume – Online Travel Industry Leader
  • Sam Dobson, Senior Analyst, Transport and Infrastructure, Macquarie Securities
  • Speaker tba, Village Roadshow

More speakers will be announced soon - expecting 15 all up.


TRAVELtech New Zealand



  • The Pullman Hotel Auckland
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015

Get set for the first-ever TRAVELtech New Zealand conference and trade show.

It marks the international debut of Asia-Pacific's original travel internet and distribution event.

Bookings will open next week, while speakers and program are being announced the week beginning April 20.

We're always open to ideas so don't hesitate to get in touch.

Stay tuned for updates!

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No Vacancy Australia 2015


It's a wrap! No Vacancy Australia has just been staged in Sydney.

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Meanwhile, check out this year's speaker lineup and hope to see you in 2016...

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No Vacancy Bali 2015


Late August 2015

No Vacancy Bali will return bigger and better to the Island of the Gods in late August, 2015.

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TRAVELtech Sydney 2015

TRAVELtech Australia

TRAVELtech returns to Sydney on October 15.

Founded in 1999, it's Australia's leading web travel event, attracting 200+ delegates each year.

Early days at this stage and further details of this year's event will be posted over the next couple of months.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please get in touch.


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