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BREAKING: Julia Zaetta is speaking at Travel DAZE 2018!

ATTENTION: Travel DAZE is barely a week away!

Tickets are about to sell out, so grab yours here while they last.

This fourth annual event is the only TEDx-style forum for the Aussie travel industry, and we can’t wait for you to see what we have in store on the day.

You’ll leave more educated, inspired and knowledgeable than ever – all thanks to our amazing lineup of speakers.

But forget hour-long panels and boring keynotes; the speakers at Travel DAZE will deliver short, snappy, thoughtful talks, on everything from marketing to technology to how to Kick Arse in the industry.

One of those speakers is media powerhouse and all-around inspiration, Julia Zaetta!

She began her career in magazines 38 years ago and has since established herself at the forefront of the industry, working for titles including Australian Women’s Weekly, New Woman and Family Circle. Since 2001, she’s been the editor-in-chief of Better Homes and Gardens and has taken the publication from strength to strength.

And you can hear her story at Travel DAZE! For a for a cheeky discount on those last-minute tickets, contact Daisy Melwani: daisy@travelweekly.com.au.

This year, Better Homes and Gardens is launching headfirst into travel.

“We’re planning on developing travel significantly. What we want to do is extend the number of pages in the magazine and make [travel] it’s own section,” Zaetta told Travel Weekly. 

“The boomers are just doing nothing but travelling, no one can slow them down and they’re as energetic and and active and out there and financially able as any generation their age has ever been. In fact, they’re paving the way for a whole different lifestyle for people over 55.”

And Zaetta added that at Travel DAZE, she hopes to share some of her wisdom with the industry.

“The importance of Travel DAZE is that it gives us the opportunity to think about how we’re kicking arse. We’re intending to kick arse with the relationship that we already have with our consumers – to understand it even more, and to speak to them in a better way,” she said.

Better Homes and Gardens intend to kick arse with their new travel content, too.

“We give everybody ideas inspiration and information, so we intend to kick arse by translating that into making people’s travel plans fantastic. And when they come home, they’re just totally satisfied,” Zaetta added.

And as for what the magazine mogul will speak about on the day? You’ll have to wait and see.

“I would like the think that the way that we are considering how we’re going to kick ass, with our extraordinary audience, might give [the Travel DAZE] audience a couple of ideas of how they can implement what they’re doing to the benefit of their audience,” Zaetta said.

“It would be good to make them laugh a bit as well.”

Travel DAZE 2018 will be held on Monday, September 3 2018, at Belvoir St Theatre. Grab your tickets right here, and for all the other deets, head to the website.

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