March 3, 2013



New Wotif Group CEO, Scott Blume, has confirmed he will participate in the Online Travel Agents session at the No Vacancy Australia conference, which returns to Sydney next Thursday, March 14.

He joins Adrian Currie (, Yury Shar ( and Bruce Fair ( in what is sure to be a compelling closing session to a great day.

Registrations are strong, with a crowd of 220+ expected, and industry support is at record levels.

No Vacancy features a great program and excellent speakers from both the real and online worlds.

The program emphasis is on relevance and loosely based around the concept/question – The Customer Is Always Right?

Topics covered include distribution, service, Google Hotel Finder, reviews, social, mobile, private space, holiday parks, branding, web usability, sales, marketing, meta-search, OTAs and more.

Speakers include:

  • Scott Blume, CEO, Wotif Group
  • Katherine Birch, Marketing Director, Australia
  • Adrian Currie, Managing Director, Asia Pacific,
  • Bob East, Chief Executive Officer, Mantra Hotels and Resorts
  • Bruce Fair, Head of Commercial,
  • Paul Fischmann, Chief Executive Officer, 8 Hotels
  • Turochas Fuad, Chief Executive Officer, travelmob
  • Robert Gallagher, General Manager,
  • Kate Gamble,  Director SEO, Social Media, Bruce Clay
  • Frank Grasso, Chief Executive Officer, e-Channel Search
  • Melanie Ingrey, Research Director, Nielsen, APMEA
  • Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer, Accor Australia
  • Bryon Merzeo, Analyst, STR Global
  • Greg Muller, Chief Executive Officer Global Reviews
  • Yury Shar, Managing Director,
  • Jakki Temple, Executive Director Sales & Events, The Star
  • Matthew Thomas, National Manager, Meriton Serviced Apartments
  • Michelle Wohl, Vice President Marketing, Revinate

Tickets cost $549 + gst until Friday, March 8, and bookings can be made through

Further Queries:

Martin Kelly, Conference Director: (02) 9882-1575.

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