The Travel Industry Hub was formed by Richard Taylor and Luke Crawford, with the help and advice of many, many others from across travel and tourism. Between us we've worked in inbound tourism, retail and wholesale travel, airlines, travel visas, start-ups and travel technology. We've been based in big offices, small offices, home offices and been 'on the road'.
In March 2020 TTIH was about to hold a launch party to celebrate the opening of its first dedicated travel and tourism industry work, meeting and event space in Sydney that we had spent many months fitting out ourselves with the help of family members. Of course, what we were unable to prepare for was the COVID-19 pandemic. We remain open and believe that as things pick up many individuals and companies will need flexible work solutions with little or no liabilities on their books.
The concept was born from a desire to create workspaces and community for our industries that allow members to work and meet around relevant people. Why be based in a space where nobody knows who you are, or what you do?
During the pandemic, we looked to spread the message online. We held more than 150 events from March to December (including some real ones in Sydney when regulations permitted), ranging from interviews with CEO's through to unfussy online drinks that did much for the mental health of many as the world changed.
As the industry picks itself up, we continue to offer a new way of working that will suit many. With no lease or other overheads, the flexibility of a coworking space is the exact model that may help many companies survive. They might simply need a professional address to receive mail, an occasional office to gather troops or indeed a flexible space they can shelter in after exiting a lease. Individuals working in isolation at home or holding meetings in coffee shops can benefit from getting things done around others, and the camaraderie that brings. We certainly need it.
We also operate an online community, born in January 2021. With this we hope to change the way our industry interacts, and we'll let you know how that goes.
By becoming a member you can access our community online, and also in person at our Sydney space that contains private offices, dedicated desks, hot desks, meeting rooms and a large conference room for board meetings, launches, training and more. We also offer a stage and flexible area for up to 80 pax that can also act as a blank canvas for one-off events, pop-up shops, industry demos...and whatever else. We'll also be the most affordable option in Sydney, with designs on opening further spaces in other locations later.
Hit 'Join Now' at the top of any page to become a member. And if you're in the mood to learn more about coworking and our vision, take a look at our Industry Coworking page.