No Such Thing As a Free Meal? Yes Says Virgin

No such thing as a free meal? Well, with an airline you'll take what you get and today Virgin Australia announced it will match full service rival Qantas by no longer charging for in-flight meals. It's the latest move upmarket from the former Low Cost Carrier, which now also includes checked baggage and entertainment in its fares.

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Fears of FONK Unfounded…

FONK. Heard of it? It's the new FOMO apparently. Fear of not knowing rather than fear of missing out. Well here's your chance to know something you might not already – following is an information download from No Vacancy last week – all the key points. Read on… More 

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…

Upcoming Events

TRAVELtech New Zealand

TRAVELtech New Zealand
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Where: Pullman Auckland
When: June 25, 2015
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Bookings: AUD499 Early Bird

Get set for the first TRAVELtech New Zealand - the local edition of Australasia's leading online travel, distribution, digital marketing and tech event.

It features a topical, fast-moving program, great networking and excellent speakers including:

  • Mike Ballantyne, Co-Founder, Online Republic
  • Daniel Bridges, Head of Satellites, Trade Me
  • Sydney Burdick, Global PR and Social Media, Trivago
  • Keith Chilek, Chief Technology Officer, Tourism Holdings Limited
  • Wladimir Chagas, Senior Insights Analyst, Experian Hitwise
  • Andrew Fraser, Director of Marketing, Tourism New Zealand
  • Darrin Grafton, Chief Executive Officer, Serko
  • David Hamblin, Senior Director Market Management AP, Expedia® Lodging Partner Services
  • Andrew Hodges, Head of Revenue NZ and Fiji, Accor Pacific
  • Paula Maxwell, Director of Trade Sales, Mantra Group
  • Dougal Mckenzie, Industry Head – Travel, Google Australia & NZ
  • Fergus Park, Head of Product, Amadeus IT Pacific
  • Jon Randles, Head of Talking - Marketer, Strategist and Trainer at Mosh Social Media
  • Anton Stanish, Regional Director Australia/NZ, HomeAway.com
  • Nigel Taylor, Country Manager NZ, Sabre Pacific
  • Nicole Wiener, Director of Sales Asia Pacific, Revinate
  • Ben Woodward, Social Media Strategist and Founder, #whywellington

It promises to be a definitive day with great speakers and the latest industry data, case studies, panels, interviews, presentations and debate.

TTNZ has a focus on online travel, e-commerce, distribution, digital marketing, mobile, social media, technology, web trends and other key issues.

Founded in 1999, TRAVELtech has an outstanding track record with an international reputation for strong programs, real information, entertaining speakers and excellent networking.

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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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No Vacancy Australia 2015

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

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No Vacancy Bali 2015

NO VACANCY BALI

November 2015

No Vacancy Bali will return to the Island of the Gods in November, 2015.

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