Hotel company Accor has embarked on a twin strategy to boost flagging performance by 1) cutting €100m in costs to counter poor market conditions in southern Europe and 2) accelerating new openings in more vibrant markets, especially Asia. Accor says it will also drive more bookings online line and sell direct (bypassing travel agency commissions) wherever possible. See stories in Financial Times and Travolution.
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.