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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.

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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    Upcoming Events

    No Vacancy Australia

    No Vacancy Changes It Up

    Sydney, November 1 & 2

    Exciting times ahead for No Vacancy, founded in 2007, which has been acquired by National Media from founder Martin Kelly, who also publishes TravelTrends.biz.

    The new era kicks off with No Vacancy LIVE at Sydney’s new International Convention Centre on November 1 & 2.

    “We’ll be taking No Vacancy to another level, combining high quality content with a large trade show featuring up to 150 exhibitors across all verticals, transforming it into the business hub of Australia’s accommodation industry,” says Harvey.

    He says the accommodation industry is worth more than $18 billion to the Australian economy. “Yet surprisingly, given the size of the industry there is no dedicated exhibition designed to meet all its needs.”

    “No Vacancy LIVE will fill this void and offer hoteliers and other accommodation industry professionals a platform to discover products and ideas to optimize their properties, create amazing guest experiences and ultimately boost their profits.”

    Historically No Vacancy has been very much an accommodation marketing conference, but the new look exhibition will embrace all aspects of the accommodation business. 

    Content is still central to the event and will be expanded upon with more topics, more sessions and more speakers.

    The exhibition will showcase the best quality suppliers across design and decor, property management, operations and finance, housekeeping, spa and leisure, in-room and guest-facing technology, and marketing, distribution and reservation solutions.

    “We are really excited about where we can take No Vacancy and look forward to working closely with the community that's been supporting the event since 2007,” said Harvey.

    For more information, contact:

    Mark Harvey, MD, National Media
    Phone: +61 7 5510 5101  //  0419 775 488
    Email:
    mharvey@nationalmedia.com.au

    TRAVELtech Australia 2018

    Returning in 2018

    Change is the only constant in travel and so it is with TRAVELtech, which will be returning early in the second quarter of 2018.

    The event has been bought by National Media - one of Australia's most respected event management companies - from founder Martin Kelly, who also publishes TravelTrends.biz.

    Kelly says he’s happy TRAVELtech is in good hands and will remain connected in a programming and moderation role.

    “I’ve really enjoyed creating and running TRAVELtech but it was time to step aside and let someone else with the capacity to accelerate their evolution take it on,” says Kelly.

    He will now focus on further developing TravelTrends.biz, while also consulting to travel companies on communications, innovation, industry trends and strategy.

    Mark Harvey from National Media says TRAVELtech, founded in 1999, will evolve into a much larger event.

    "We have plans for become the main exhibition and conference in Asia Pacific for travel technology buyers, travel agencies, tour operators and transport professionals to source, learn and network," he says.

    "It will bring together a large selection of specialist suppliers showcasing the latest innovations across distribution, reservation, business operation and sales and marketing."

    For more information, contact:

    Mark Harvey, MD, National Media
    Phone: +61 7 5510 5101  //  0419 775 488
    Email: mharvey@nationalmedia.com.au