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.
Media Release September 17, 2014
- Great Speakers, Topical Program, Early Bird Ends Friday –
Flight Centre co-founder and CEO Graham Turner headlines a fantastic program at TRAVELtech 2014 in Sydney on October 24.
This year's theme is ‘Innovation – Finding A Better Way’ and the fast-paced on-day event features the latest industry data, case studies, panels, interviews, presentations and debate.
There’s also a special session on ‘Fostering Innovation’ while other highlights includes the annual Web Awards and 'Pitch It To Me' for start-up travel businesses.
Conference director Martin Kelly advised prospective delegates should book now and save with the $499 early bird rate, which ends this Friday, September 19. Confirmed speakers include:
- 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, Insights Delivery Manager, 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
- Richard Morgan, Director Business Development AP, Sabre Holdings
- Georg Ruebensal, Managing Director, Expedia Australia
- Andy Sleigh, GM Asia-Pacific, Skyscanner
- Graham Turner, CEO & Managing Director, Flight Centre
- Clement Wong, CEO, BeMyGuest
- Rod Bishop, co-Founder, Jayride.com
- Margaret Scott, Founder and Chief Viewologist, Views on Top
Founded in 1999, TRAVELtech is Australia’s leading web travel business and technology conference.
It typically attracts 200+ senior tech, marketing, e-commerce, management and sales staff from a large range of companies, and is known for a tightly moderated agenda that cuts to the chase.
There’s been strong demand for TRAVELtech 2014 from delegates and sponsors, which include Sabre Pacific, Sonata Software, Amadeus, byojet.com.au, Viator, Tourism Technology, Dynamic Creative and Skyscanner.
Media Queries: Martin Kelly, 612-9882-1575 or 61-414-774-978.
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
Launched in 2003, Skyscanner is now helping 25 million unique visitors each month to find the best deals through powerful technology built across its website and mobile app.
With more than 500 staff spanning 35 nationalities across six global offices – Edinbrugh, Glasgow, Singapore, Beijing, Miami, and Barcelona – Skyscanner places a great emphasis on its global flight coverage, with search available in over 30 languages and 70 currencies.
Skyscanner’s highly rated free mobile apps are available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Windows 8 devices and have been downloaded over 30 million times.
For more information visit www.skyscanner.com.au.
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