Tag: Accommodation

Turochas Fuad, CEO and Co-Founder, Travelmob

Turochas “T” Fuad is the CEO and co-founder of travelmob – an online social stay marketplace that connects global travellers with hosts in Asia Pacific who have unique accommodations and experiences to offer. 
A seasoned entrepreneur, T’s background has spanned across various industries, which include enterprise software, mobile, and consumer Internet services T most recently […]

Stefan Cordiner, Regional Director, HotelTonight

Stefan Cordiner, a Sydney-born serial tech entrepreneur, claims to be revolutionising the way people travel as the Regional Director for the leading hotel booking app HotelTonight. Stefan has a strong background in creating and growing technology ventures, most recently as co-Founder of  a global digital concierge app called “Lime&Tonic” which he successfully built out across five countries. He […]

Ryan Tuckerman, Group Director Sales & Marketing, Art Series Hotels

Ryan Tuckerman is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Art Series Hotels in Melbourne (The Olsen, The Blackman & The Cullen). Ryan has also held senior sales roles at Sofitel Melbourne and Stamford Plaza Melbourne including Reservations & Yield Manager and Sales Manager – International. Ryan has a strong background in all market segments, […]

Nalin Kalayanamitr, Marketing and Sales Strategies Manager, Lub d Bangkok Hostel

Nalin Kalayanamitr is a Marketing and Sales Strategies Manager at Lub d Hostel in Bangkok, which was rated “one of the 17 coolest hangout hostels in the world” according to Britain’s influential daily, The Observer. Nalin was born and grew up in Chiang Mai. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Chiang Mai University. […]

Most leading Australian accommodation websites are US owned

Most of Australia’s best-selling accommodation websites are owned by US corporations, according to research from SiteMinder.  Online channel analyst Duncan Waterman said: “The rapid rise of international sites like Expedia, Booking.com and Agoda in the Australian market really stood out. Some of the local online players unfortunately haven’t capitalised effectively on their early entrance into the market.”  The top 10 […]

Julian Clark, CEO, The Lancemore Group

The Lancemore Group is Victoria’s pre-eminent Boutique & Conference Hotel group.  They operate four iconic hotels in Regional Victoria  – Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park, Lindenwarrah at Milawa, Lindenderry at Red Hill & Lancemore Hill at Macedon Ranges.  Never a group to be boxed, the Lancemore Group also run a multi-award winning winery […]

Accor CEO Sebastien Bazin says business travel down 10% long term

Accor CEO Sebastien Bazin believes business travel will “never return to the new normal” and that in the long term corporate numbers likely sit around 10% less than they were pre-COVID. Short term, until mid-2021, he estimates business travel will be down 25% to 30%. “Longer term, my expectation is going to be it will […]

‘Thredbo’ is not owned by anyone, says Federal Court Judge

The decision by management at the Thredbo mountain resort to own the name ‘Thredbo’ sparked a series of events that backfired spectacularly yesterday when the Federal Court determined they could do no such thing, ruling in favour of businessman Glenn Smith, who operates numerous local accommodation businesses and websites including Thredbo.com. Thredbo, which has been […]

Highly profitable Stayz.com.au finally reveals financials

Stayz.com.au has revealed its financials for the first time. Australia’s most popular holiday house site made a profit of A$13 million before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation on revenue of  A$23.1 million in the 2012 financial year. This makes it Australia’s #2 accommodation booking site behind Wotif.com and gives Stayz a whopping gross margin of 56.3%, […]