Tourism

The Travel Industry Hub closes its doors

In very sad news, The Travel Industry Hub (TTIH) has closed its doors after less than 12 months.

In a statement send to Travel Weekly, TTIH co-founder Richard Taylor said the decision to close the North Sydney venue was due to the continued uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s evident from the reaction of visitors to TTIH that a dedicated work, meeting and event space for the industry is a fantastically positive thing, and so closure of the physical space is a temporary setback for a project that has great opportunity when the time is right,” he said.

“I’m exceptionally proud of the part that TTIH has played in supporting the industry as the pandemic has unfolded, bringing people together.

“We held more than 150 online and in-person events during 2020 that reached many thousands of you, and I’m committed to continuing to deliver many more this year and support the wonderful people that make up our industry via The Travel Community Hub.”

Taylor said an “overwhelming” number of industry professionals had already joined The Travel Community Hub and to engage in the various forum groups. He said the online hub is also where webinars and other sessions will continue along with discussion, support and connections with peers.

“And, as for in-person events, watch this space, because these will continue at other locations,” Taylor added.

Taylor and TTIH co-founder Luke Crawford launched The Travel Community Hub last month, which industry professionals can join for a $49 annual subscription fee to access the community along with member-only webinars and a host of other benefits.



SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Cruise

Cunard reports biggest booking day in a decade

The rumours are that many Cunard employees went home that day with a big sack with a dollar sign on it after a massive day on the job.

Share

CommentComments

News

Travel just got easier: No more pre-departure tests for New Caledonia, Tahiti, Indonesia

What would make travel really easy for us is if a nice company out there would like to send a Travel Weekly reporter on a nice trip overseas (wink, wink, nudge, nudge @anyone please).

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Dream Cruises ship resurrected for new cruise brand

Don’t just sit around dreaming of cruises, hop on this revived Dream Cruises ship for your first getaway in two years.

Share

CommentComments

Events

Collette wraps up its first travel forum in two years

The tour operator hosted top sellers, partners, key travel players and media friends (that’s us!) for poolside shenanigans in sunny Cairns.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

“Travel is the great educator”: Collette CEO Dan Sullivan on why we need travel now more than ever

We spent the past few days sipping mojitos by the pool in Cairns… Oh, and attending Collette’s travel forum! Here’s proof we were listening.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

“It’s our shout”: Flight Centre is giving away free holidays!

The travel giant is giving away 40 holidays to celebrate its 40th Birthday! Nobody tell them that it’s usually the other way around…

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

QT Newcastle signature restaurant and bar revealed!

It might seem like we’re calling Newcastle a ‘cutie’ but rest assured, our cutest NSW city award still goes to Griffith.

Share

CommentComments

Events

Australian Tourism Exchange 2022 concluded and next year’s location revealed!

The rumours are that next year’s event will have twice as many arancini balls and half the day will be dedicated to playing Mario Kart. Bear in mind our source for this was a 6 year old boy…

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Japan gets closer to reopening its border with experimental group tours

Don’t worry, the fact that the tours are operating is what makes them experimental. You won’t have to remember your high school science skills for a trip to Japan (at least we don’t think so).

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Do you want to explore South Australia? Complete a few training modules for your chance at a famil!

The team at South Australian Tourism Commission has your next holiday sorted with a famil offering for travel agents and product managers.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

ATEC tickled pink with Labor Party tourism funding promise

As professional journalists, we at Travel Weekly remain completely unbiased when it comes to political matters. However, we’re just going to leave this here…

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

“The time is right”: industry legend, Barry Mayo, retires after 60+ years in travel

We think we speak for everyone when we say we can’t imagine an Australian travel industry without this industry stalwart!

Share

CommentComments