Australia’s First Accommodation Business Expo expands
NoVacancy Accommodation Business Expo, the largest professional event in the industry, just got bigger.
Overwhelming interest from guests and exhibitors has seen an additional hall at Sydney’s ICC added to the event, creating a dramatic expansion to the originally planned show size. This increase to the show’s footprint makes NoVacancy an estimated seven times larger in scale than any other industry event of its kind in the Australian market.
Now covering a floor space of over 7,700 sq. metres, NoVacancy will boast exhibitors relevant to all aspects of the hotel and accommodation industry aiming to help visitors in areas including technology, guest experience, interiors and refurbishment, revenue and distribution, digital marketing, management and operations, and housekeeping products and services.
With over 110 already confirmed suppliers and vendors exhibiting, and a further 60 expected to be announced in coming weeks, Sydney’s ICC will be full of experts across all areas of the industry. In addition, there will be over 40 hours of free, practical and tactical seminars led by industry experts catering to all management job functions and properties of all sizes.
With the Australian travel industry seeing a 6 percent increase of international visitors year on year to 8.1million and a 7 percent increase in domestic travel to 97.2million*, the increasing demand has propelled an expectation of more than 34,000 new rooms to be added to the market by 2019. Ahead of this expansion, NoVacancy is the only place for industry members to stay at the forefront of the trends and innovations, and gain access to relevant education.
A must attend for those in the industry, NoVacancy understands exactly what proprietors and managers are looking for to optimise their business, enhance the guest experience and ultimately maximise their profits. Hotel technology, refurbishment and interior design, and guest experience are the three main areas of interest identified by the large pool of already registered visitors. To reflect the demand, a new seminar program has been added with a focus on hotel design and experience.
A dedicated Hotel Technology Zone will showcase the hottest and most innovative solutions from more than 50 market-leading vendors from around the world, including the likes of TravelClick, InTouch Data, RMS – The Hospitality Cloud, Oracle and Angie Hospitality.
Brad Langton, Portfolio Director of NoVacancy Accommodation Business Expo says, “We’re excited with the huge level of support the industry has shown for a truly national trade show for the hotel and accommodation sector. This support has come from leading suppliers, major associations, but most importantly thousands of accommodation decision makers from across the country and as far as Fiji registering for their tickets.”
The free-to-attend tradeshow is expecting over 2,000 visitors across the two-day event.
Further details on exhibitors, education, and speakers will be announced over the coming months.
What: NoVacancy Accommodation Business Expo
When: 17-18 July, 2018
Where: ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour https://www.novacancy.com.au/