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The reason this website and associated entities exist is to deliver high-quality information on the new travel economy to curious individuals and businesses.

There are three components: TTNews, conferences and the website.

TTNews generally features one lead story and several smaller stories – all original, and all directly related travel trends in the Asia-Pacific. It is published every few weeks and distributed by email to industry leaders throughout the region. It is researched and written by Martin Kelly.

Conferences are an important element of the overall information mix, giving people the opportunity to meet and exchange information. Conferences include:

  • TRAVELtech, established in 1999. It has a great reputation for delivering excellent information in an egalitarian environment.
  • No Vacancy, Australia's accommodation industry conference.
  • Search Engine Room, which focuses on Australia's Search industry, Search Engine Optimisation and Search Engine Marketing.

Travel Trends will continue to evolve with further information initiatives planned and, like most other things here, is owned and operated by Bluewater Press.

If you have any questions or comments about the site, please contact Martin Kelly, who is based in Sydney, Australia, and can be reached on: Landline:  612 – 9882-1575; Mobile: 61-414-774-978; or martin dot kelly at traveltrends dot biz.

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    No Vacancy Bali - August 29, 2014

    NO VACANCY BALI

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    Where: W Retreat and Spa Bali
    When: Friday, August 29, 2014
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    Bookings: AUD449 standard rate

    Book now for the first-ever No Vacancy Bali, which being staged next Friday, August 29.

    It'is a fast-moving, issues-based one-day accommodation industry featuring excellent speakers (see below) and a focussed program that lifts the lid on Asia's hottest accommodation market. 

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    TRAVELtech Conference 2014

    INNOVATION (& INSPIRATION)

    Where: Sheraton, Sydney
    When: Friday, October 24, 2014
    Program: Click for details
    Bookings: AUD499 + gst Early Bird

    Tickets are now on sale for TRAVELtech 2014, the central theme of which is innovation - "finding a better way of doing something"...

    The program has just been revealed while lots of great local and international speakers are already been confirmed, with more on the way.

    • Mike Boyd, CEO, VroomVroomVroom
    • Peter Bradd, Entrepreneur in Residence, Fusion Labs
    • Elise Chang, Marketing, Partnership & Leisure Sales Director, Thrifty
    • Luke Crawford, Director, tripbooka
    • Michael Curry, Manager Digital Innovation, Qantas Airways Limited
    • Michael Daley, Team Lead – Research, Experian Hitwise
    • Brad Gurrie, Managing Director, Travelzoo Australia
    • Rakesh Hegde, Founder & CEO, Rezopia
    • Anthony Hynes, Managing Director and CEO, eNett
    • Richard Ings, CEO & Co-Founder, Troopr
    • Simon Lenoir, Founder, Rezdy
    • Ross McDonald, Industry Head – Travel & Tourism, Google Australia
    • Georg Ruebensal, Managing Director, Expedia Australia
    • Andy Sleigh, GM Asia-Pacific, Skyscanner
    • Graham Turner, CEO & Managing Director, Flight Centre
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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.