Jetset Travelworld and Stella Travel Services yesterday agreed to merge, creating a mega travel retailing and wholesaling business valued at $440m. Sounds like a lot of money but consider this: in July 2007 publicly listed Jetset had a market capitalisation of $880m when its share price reached $3.99 (it’s now about $1). Seven months later, in February 2008, CVC Asia Pacific bought 65% of Stella, including a now separate hotel division, for $409m. Combined, that’s a vaulation well north of $1.2b. Where has all the money gone? That’s a story for another day. Brands include Jetset, Traveworld, Harvey World Travel, Viva Holiday, Orient Pacific, Best Flights, Concorde, Qantas Holidays, QBT, Travelscene and many, many more.
- Sydney, November, 2020 -
Work is under way on Short Term Thinking, the first Australian event focused on short stay accommodation.
It will be an action-packed day where all sectors of the industry can meet, learn and network, setting up their year ahead with new relationships, contacts and prospects.
Space has been blocked for mid-November in Sydney.
While a lot can change between then and now, we're confident we'll be able to run a flesh and blood event with live streaming for those who can't make it.
Because final capacity is understandably uncertain at this point, please register your interest to be put on a non-obligatory wait list and also receive the latest updates.
At the moment we're looking for foundation partners - please call event producer Martin Kelly on 0414 774 978 to find out more.
- IDEAS, ACTIONS, CONTENT -
Travel IQ is a content, marketing, research and strategy consultancy for travel businesses.
It helps travel companies improve positioning, communications, stakeholder engagement and public relations through content-led strategic initiatives.
Typically, Travel IQ develops a multi-tier approach including stories/blog posts, newsletters, media releases, white papers, reports and events - all designed to better connect business with their customers.
Often, clients have neglected their marketing communications, so Travel IQ works with them to create credible positioning and messaging to ensure a solid, relevant platform before embarking on outreach.
Travel IQ is run by Martin Kelly, who has a strong background in travel, journalism, communications and marketing.
He is also a respected travel industry analyst, contributing to Phocuswright's regional research reports while representing them as a speaker at events in Australia and overseas.
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