Nice piece at Yahoo Finance on hot 'private space' site Airbnb, which started when co-founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk made rent by bringing in short-term lodgers who slept on air beds. Six years later Airbnb has more than 300,000 listings across 192 countries. Now there are several sites in the sector, including travelmob, who will be at No Vacancy on March 14. See clip and story.
CHANGE IT UP!
Albert Einstein, a much smarter person than you or I, defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.
The accommodation industry has evolved rapidly over the past couple of years but many outdated attitudes and work practices remain entrenched.
Time to 'Change It Up' at the next edition of the No Vacancy conference in Sydney on March 15, 2016.
Work's just started on the program and we'd love to hear your thoughts on what you'd like included.
The agenda will focus on the internet, distribution, marketing, innovation, consumers and technology.
Meanwhile, bookings are open with a special pre-program rate of $449 + gst.
There are also some great sponsorships available, so please get in touch if you'd like to discuss promo opportunities.
Founded in 2007, No Vacancy has a strong track record and attracts 200+ high-quality delegates each year.
Where: Sheraton on the Park, Sydney
When: Thursday, October 15
Program: Disruptive Influences
Bookings: closed, conference over
- Mark Cantoni, Co-Founder, Outboundapp
- Wlad Chagas, Product Manager - Consumer Insights, Experian Hitwise
- Stefan Cordiner, Regional Director – South Pacific, Hotel Tonight
- Murray Decker, Founder, Tour Amigo
- Sam Dobson, Head of Transport Equity Research, Macquarie
- Ken Frohling, VP Business Development, Viator
- James Gaskell, Managing Director, Travel Corporation FIT
- Darrin Grafton, CEO and co-founder, Serko
- David Hamblin, Snr Director Mkt Mgt AP, Expedia
- Ryan Hanly, Founder, Outboundapp
- Adam Hutchinson, Founder, Geozone
- Kevin Jochelson, Founder, Fiestafy
- Steve Johnson, Co-Founder, Carhood.com.au
- Jeff Lewis, VP Engineering, Viator
- Sam McDonagh, Country Manager ANZ, Airbnb
- Alexandra Ormerod, MD, Luxico
- Lisa Pagotto, Founder, Crooked Compass
- Stevan Premutico, CEO and Founder, Dimmi
- Jeremy Reitman, CEO, Helloworld.com.au
- Michael Richardson, Head of Business Development AU/NZ, Spotify
- David Rohrsheim, General Manager, Uber ANZ
- Christian Schaefer, Founder, Carhood.com.au
- Ryan Tuckerman, Group Director Sales & Marketing, Art Series Hotels
- Alistair Venn, CEO, Groupon Australia
- Paul Wilson, Co-Founder, Bailador
- Renee Welsh, CEO, Booking Boss