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Who’s Who in The ANZ Travel Zoo
People, Companies, Research, Data.
Travel IQ is an industry-first initiative dedicated to providing definitive data on the ANZ travel industry’s leading companies and people.
It fills a yawning gap in the local travel industry – so much going on, so little meaningful information on the people and companies who make it tick.
Research is well advanced, and the first iteration is due for release by June 1.
Travel IQ will feature:
- Top 150 travel businesses in Australia and NZ, local focus
- Detailed profiles, expert industry analysis, exclusive insights
- Information on hundreds of ANZ industry leaders
- Major industry investors, deals and transactions listed
- Key sector overviews and analysis
- Financial information where possible
- Interviews with industry entrepreneurs and innovators
- Member access to 3000+ unique stories on TravelTrends.biz
Travel IQ is being researched and written by TravelTrends.biz publisher Martin Kelly.
It will cover the leading companies and people in retail, inbound, cruise, shipping, attractions, operators, aviation, tours & activities, media, technology, shipping, car rental and accommodation.
There’s an initial focus on locally-owned companies and industry dynamics.
Due to nature of travel, private companies dominate the research though every publicly-listed company (there are now more than 30) with exposure to travel will be covered.
Travel IQ will also feature key New Zealand companies and investors, while select international companies with substantial local infrastructure and holdings will come under the microscope.
The aim is for Travel IQ to be the indispensable, insiders guide to the local travel industry.
It will evolve over time and more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
If you'd like to register your interest in the project, please sign up for updates.
Alternatively you can contact Martin Kelly on 61-414-774-978 if you believe your company should be included.
- It's All About The Information -
TravelTrends founder Martin Kelly has diversified and now also runs Bluewater Press, a communications and thought leadership consultancy with a particular expertise in travel. Services include:
- Strategic Communications
- Media Releases & Distribution
- Crisis Management
- Thought Leadership
- Industry Advocacy
- Positioning, Messaging
- Marketing Plans & Execution
- Engaging Content
Martin is a communications, public relations and media professional with extensive high-level experience across the travel, internet, property and banking industries, both in-house and as a consultant.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org