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Hear it first at No Vacancy.
Tuesday, 1st May 2007
Source : No Vacancy accommodation industry conference
Two weeks till the first No Vacancy accommodation conference - in Sydney, on May 17.

It features a strong program based around the themes of Distribution, Technology, Innovation.

Highlights include an interview with Tony Smith, who founded, built and sold Breakfree Hotels and Resorts. He now has a new company, Roamfree.com, that mines the Internet 'Long Tail' through an innovative mix of technology, distribution and destination marketing - a strategy that seems right for the times.

No Vacancy also features case studies from Accor Asia Pacific and Lonely Planet; the latest research; expert website analysis and tips on how to improve your online sales pitch.

Social Media sites like Trip Advisor will come under the spotlight, while Google will reveal how people are using the world's largest search engine to research and source accommodation.

No Vacancy is being held in conjunction with the Hotel Operations Technology Expo, which will showcase some of the latest accommodation technology.

Speakers include:

  • Tony Smith, Managing Director, Roamfree
  • Ron de Wit, Director, Atrium Hospitality Solutions
  • Gregg Hopkins, Vice President, Hotel Information Systems
  • Paul Southey, Regional Director Asia Pacific, TravelCLICK
  • James Borg, Marketing Director, Hitwise
  • Maria Taylor, VP Distribution and Information Systems, Accor Asia Pacific
  • Jackie Douglas, General Manager, Distribution and Revenue Management, Voyages Hotels and Resorts
  • Jeffrey Eckerling, Commercial Director, Hotel Club and Rates To Go
  • Anna Guillan, Sales and Marketing Director, Hayman Island/Director of Sales Strategy Mulpha Hotels
  • Chris Koudounaris, Owner, Hotel Prophets
  • Troy Suda, Lonely Planet
  • Claire Hatton, Head of Travel Australia and New Zealand, Google
  • Sean McConville, Senior Client Advisor and Head of Analytics, Global Reviews
  • Keith Paulin, General Manager, Hotel Marketing Workshop
  • Stefan Drury, e-Commerce Manager, AHL Group
  • Arthur Hoffman, Managing Director, Expedia.com.au
  • Grant Clonan, CEO, Station Hotels
  • Paul Baron, Online Marketing Manager, Tourism Victoria
  • Martin Kelly, Director, TravelTrends.biz
No Vacancy is being held alongside the Hotel Operations Technology Exhibition. Book now - the cost is $475 + gst, which includes all sessions, lunch, snacks and post-event drinks.

As a bonus every delegate will receive a free copy of the latest Hitwise internet report on the accommodation sector.

Full program details and bookings can be made through www.traveltrends.biz. If you have any questions, please call Catherine at On Targett Communications on (02) 9283-7441, or TravelTrends.biz Director, Martin Kelly on (02) 9882-1575.
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