Media Releases

I will be sharing the latest industry media releases as Official Media Supporter for The Travel Industry Exhibition & Conference 2017 in Sydney and Melbourne.


Two days of new ideas, products and services to keep your travel business moving!

Intense competition in the travel industry means agents and suppliers need to stand out by offering unique experiences that go way beyond price. This Thursday and Friday, 20-21 July in Sydney, travel businesses can learn exactly how to do that at The 2017 Travel Industry Exhibition and Conference.

The free exhibition has more than 40 exhibitors, from exceptional service providers and up-to-the-minute technology, to unique destinations and hotels. This means travel businesses can see the latest products, compare the latest offerings, and discuss the latest services.

At the Sydney event, free workshops running over both days will cover Europe’s and Asia’s best destinations in 2017, how to gain credibility and traction through media exposure and social media, how to package smart tours to the ever-growing market of India-Nepal-Sri Lanka, understanding how to maintain your relevance in the crowded retail travel market, tailoring new-era group travel, as well as information on fast-tracking  your career, the evolution of travel wholesaling and a case study on the Australian technology and travel success story, iVenture Card.

David Paterson, Event Director with Exhibition and Trade Fairs (ETF), the event’s organisers, said, “The 2017 Travel Industry Exhibition and Conference is two days of new ideas, brands and networking to help travel agents and suppliers grow their businesses — all under one roof. Along with the workshops, the calibre of this year’s exhibitors is outstanding.”

The India Tourism Board (Stand B28) is the official Sydney event partner. Showcasing one of the world’s oldest civilisations, “Incredible India” has an impressive variety of history and culture, and an amazing wealth of sights and sounds, tastes and textures. The tourism board promotes the world’s largest democracy with information about India’s unique historical, exotic, cultural and tourism products to the Australasia region.

Zagreb, known as the “city with a million hearts”, is one of Europe’s top destinations in 2017. The Zagreb Tourism Board (Stand A22) provides information and familiarisation trips for journalists and tour operators. The Croatian capital offers historical sites, picturesque farmers’ markets, unique venues such as the Museum of Broken Relationships, and a variety of events and musical performances. For two years in a row, its December market was voted “European Best Christmas Market”, making the city a magical European destination to celebrate Christmas.

Mexico offers ancient archaeological areas and traditions, ecotourism in the stunning countryside, distinctive art and culture, adventure and sports, wellness experiences, and amazing gastronomy. The Mexico Tourism Board (Stand B18) will showcase all this information.

SkyTeam (Stand B22) is an alliance of 20 member airlines that gives access to 1,062 destinations in 177 countries with 17,343 daily departures. Some 672 lounges worldwide cater for 665.4 million passengers annually. Going by the motto “working together to care more about you”, SkyTeam member airlines make global travel seamless, whether for business or leisure.

Mr Paterson said, “With the Sydney event just days away, The 2017 Travel Industry Exhibition and Conference is the place to learn how you grow your travel agency or supplier business in today’s highly competitive market. Make sure you register for the free exhibition and workshops, while the inaugural Travel Industry Conference, themed ‘Agents of Change’, features more than 20 leading speakers who will share experiences, big-picture trends, skills development, industry tools and case studies to inspire delegates to shift the way they think about their business, including recognising their own value, and helping them to increase their customer base and grow their business.”

The 2017 Travel Industry Exhibition and Conference is on from 20-21 July at the Crystal Palace in Sydney’s Luna Park, and 25-26 July at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre. To register, or for more information, visit  


Travel Conference brings Nelson Mandela’s Presidential Aide to Sydney and Melbourne

Travel Industry Expo

Want to attend The Travel Industry Exhibition & Conference 2017 but missed the early bird ticket deadline? You’re in luck!

To be held between 20-21 July at Luna Park, Sydney and 25-26 at MCEC, Melbourne, early bird rates have now been extended up to 12 May, giving you more opportunity to save.

At The Travel Industry Exhibition & Conference, we like to reward our customers. Early bird rates offer savings of up to $100 per ticket and $675 on five tickets or more.

With the theme “Agents of Change”, the conference will inform and inspire delegates to shift the way they think about their business in order to recognise their own value, and increase their customer base. A stellar line up of 25+ speakers from inside and outside the industry will discuss big picture trends, key skills development, latest industry tools and best practice case studies.

Highlights include an opening keynote from Zelda la Grange, Presidential Aide to Nelson Mandela. Her unique outlook on life, inspired by one of the greatest statesmen of our time, is a captivating story the world will want to hear.

Attendees will be given numerous networking opportunities and will have the chance to participate in meaningful sessions addressing critical topics on the future of the industry.

To purchase early bird conference tickets and to view the program, visit