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Tourism Australia Looking For New Marketing Boss

Nick BakerTourism Australia is looking for a new head of marketing following the resignation today of Nick Baker, who has been with TA for the past seven years, overseeing such campaigns as Best Job In The World. Baker will leave the job in January. Update 3.11.2014: Lisa Ronson is TA's new Chief Marketing Officer.

Tale of Three Cities: London, Sydney, Singapore

London, Singapore and Sydney hotels all performed strongly in September with demand once again outpacing supply. London was the standout with occupancy increasing to 89.4%, Sydney grew to 83% while Singapore recorded 82.5% of rooms occupied for the month, according to STR Global. Singapore had the most expensive rooms at SGD324.61.

Lynn To HomeAway, Wright Scoots to Flight Centre

Dan Lynn, HomeAwayDan Lynn, pictured, returns to the travel industry with his appointment as VP Asia-Pacific for HomeAway. Lynn joins from Groupon and was previously with Expedia.

Meanwhile, Darren Wright has left Scoot, where he was GM Australia to join Flight Centre as Head of Brand and Marketing. Dennis Basham will replace him at Scoot, effective immediately.

Upcoming Events

No Vacancy Australia 2015

No Vacancy Australia 2015

Bookings are now open for No Vacancy Australia in Sydney on March 26.

Tickets are available for a limited time at the special pre-program rate of $449 + gst, so book now and save.

No Vacancy 2015 is going to be a great day, featuring a topical tightly moderated program packed with industry leaders.

There'll also be excellent networking with 200+ delegates expected.

The 2015 theme is 'The Big Squeeze' - reflecting the intensely competitive travel marketplace.

There are still ample opportunities but you've got to work harder to exploit them.

Work has started on the program and if you have any thoughts or ideas, please contact Martin Kelly.

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TRAVELtech New Zealand

TRAVELtech New Zealand

TRAVELtech is heading to New Zealand for the first time in May, 2015.

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

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No Vacancy Bali 2015


Returns mid-September 2015

No Vacancy Bali will return bigger and better to the Island of the Gods in mid-September, 2015.

There are some exciting developments in store - check back soon for further developments.

The first edition of No Vacancy Bali was held for the first time this year.

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TRAVELtech Conference 2014

WHAT A DAY - TRAVELtech 2014

TRAVELtech 2014 has just wrapped up, and safe to say it was one of the best ever.

Vibrant crowd, excellent atmospere, strong program, lots of fantastic ideas.

Innovation & Inspiration ruled, at least for a day.


The interview with Skroo Turner (pictured), the entrepreneurial story of Anthony Hynes, the optimism of the Pitch It To Me crew, the sensational food, new friends and conversation.

Thanks to everyone who contributed: speakers, guests, sponsors.

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