A bit of controversy never goes astray and Richard Noon from Webjet – winner of the inaugural TRAVELtech Silver Tongue Devil Award – managed to add some spice by providing inhouse estimates of rival company turnover. Using Hitwise and PhoCusWright figures cross-referenced with Webjet’s own $330m takings during 07/08, Noon estimated online turnover for Flight Centre at $180m, Best Flights $120m, Expedia $80m and Zuji $30m. Arthur Hoffman (Expedia) and Zuji (Scott Blume) were sharing the stage with Noon at the time. Each company is American owned and Howard Hughes private. Hoffman disputed the figures, saying the reality was “well north” of Noon’s estimates while Blume declined to comment at all. Travel Trends: September 4, 2008
TRAVELtech 2016 -
The Story Continues...
TRAVELtech, Australia's leading online travel marketing and distribution event, returns to Sydney on October 4 featuring a provocative program based around the theme - Disruptive Influences, The Story Continues...
Bookings have also opened with a pre-program rate of just $449 + gst, available to June 30.
Work on the program is under way and topics under consideration include:
• The Disruptors, Part 2
• Modern Media – Subversion, Fragmentation, Disintegration
• Inside The Global (Consumer) Brain
• Cruise, Full Steam Ahead
• The New Package Players
• Pitch It To Me…
• Tech Talk, The Innovators
• Work Local, Think Global
The main focus is on topicality - what's happening now and how that's impacting the travel business.
We're also looking for event partners, so if you'd like to participate please get in touch.
Meanwhile, here are some pix from 2015...
No Vacancy Returns to Sydney in March 2017
No Vacancy is where accommodation meets the internet and innovation.
Founded in 2007, it's a dynamic one-day event with a strong track record.
It aims to be provocative, interesting and honest.
To be kept abreast of the latest developments, please register here.