The Travel Industry Hub is a flexible coworking space for travel and tourism professionals in Sydney, Australia. With coworking desks, meeting room hire, event and training spaces and private offices, The Travel Industry Hub has a solution for a business of any size.

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SYDNEY, Australia
Level 3, 104 Mount St North Sydney

TEL: +61 431 876 065

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A series of webinars aimed at assisting both individuals and businesses during these troubled times. An initiative of The Travel Industry Hub and Melissa Schembri of C&M Recruitment, supported by Travel Daily and travelBulletin.

Webinars, panel discussions and more in the coming weeks will feature an eclectic mix of passionate people who are eager to share knowledge, some of whom may be interrupted by their children mid-webinar. 


COMING SOON - Legal Q&A, Business Strategy, Managing Stress, and some upbeat stuff. 

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Want to suggest a session, or have something to say? Contact Us!



MON APRIL 6th 14:00 AEDT

SESSION 6: Financial Strategies For Your Business

In this webinar specifically focused at business owners (see Session 7 for Personal Finances), CEO of Maxim Advisors Scott Norrish, a licenced financial advisor, talks to Richard on the critical topic of how to ensure your business can survive COVID-19, specifically:

  • Reviewing and understanding your operating costs

  • Staffing and Resourcing and your messaging and morale maintenance strategies

  • Risk Rating your Revenue Streams

  • Alternate Selling and Revenue Retention

  • Brand Loyalty & Repeat Business on the bounce

  • How Government Stimulus can assist your business through ‘hibernation’

  • Ways to engage your team where JobKeeper provides you with a resource to work ‘on your business’

  • How to position your business to recover strongly from this downturn




THU APRIL 9th 11:00 AEDT

SESSION 9:  Linkedin - Personal Branding

Linkedin remains the dominant social media platform for professional and career-related networking. Once you have your profile, like any social media platform you need to work it!


We will be exploring how you can grow your personal brand by promoting yourself on Linkedin.

Melissa will be discussing:


  • Connecting and networking on Linkedin

  • What to say in Status Updates

  • Find and network in Groups

  • Recommendations



SESSION 4: Men's Mental Health


Join Richard Taylor as he talks to Walter Nand about his passion to see men's mental health addressed in travel and tourism.


One of the best known faces in travel, Walter has represented companies such as APT, Excite Holidays, MSC Cruises and Avalon Waterways. 

More recently, Walter has co-founded Ride The World Motorcycle Tours, combining his his two great passions. 

Walter has a story to tell and a vision to improve discussion about issues affecting men in the world today. 




SESSION 1: The Elephant In The Room


 Mark Carter will be addressing the current "elephant in the room"...COVID-19.

Mark will speak about the fear, panic and uncertainty the travel and related industries are currently facing. He will offer suggestions as to how we can navigate a constructive three-stage path to help deal with this change, prepare for quality decision-making, and outline how to focus our energy and resources on the inevitable ramp up and rebuild.

Mark Carter has more than 20 years of experience in travel, tourism and leadership, and is one of the most sought after keynote speakers and professional trainers in Australia and the Asia Pacific.





SESSION 7: Communicating During Times of Crisis

The Travel Industry Hub’s Richard Taylor is joined by travel and tourism consultant Andrea Plawutsky of Amplify Me to talk about how to communicate with your key stakeholders, including your staff, your customers and your suppliers.


Getting your communications right during times of crisis can be tricky business.

Knowing the ins and outs of what to say, when to communicate and how to convey your message with empathy while coming across authentically can be like navigating a minefield.

Andrea has been a travel & tourism communications and PR consultant for over twenty years, working broadly across many facets of the industry, including regional and national tourism boards, accommodation providers, airlines, attractions, technology and insurance companies.



THU APRIL 9th 18:00 AEDT


The Travel Industry Pub is THE networking event you must attend this week. It's totally free and there's no dress code, other than a preference that you wear clothes. 

This week's theme is Funny Hats. 

On the first one we had a mix of folks from travel and tourism including marketing, cruise, technology, wholesale,  a tour company, currency exchange and a travel writer. 


Just join the call - you're welcome. 




SESSION 3: Finding Resilience In The Face Of Redundancy


Vara's history includes a 15-year career in sales, management and leadership in the travel industry before becoming a psychotherapist and hynotherapist.

The Travel Industry Mind Coach was founded by Vara to help people in travel and tourism cope with the ambiguous nature of the industry. Using a psychoanalytical approach, Vara designs bespoke development programs for business leaders and managers, and also helps consultants, managers, owners and senior leaders manage stress.


She covered finding  your inner resilience in the face of redundancy, pathways of thought, critical thinking and controlling a spilling mind.




SESSION 8: Your Personal Finances


In this webinar discussing personal finance strategies (see Session 6 for business owners), CEO of Maxim Advisors Scott Norrish, a licenced financial advisor, will tell Richard about:

Knowing your numbers – understanding inflows and outflows
Goal setting – bringing some perspective to times of uncertainty
Ensuring access to safety net Government stimulus, short term and long term
Should I access my superannuation early?
How to position your investments to recover strongly from this downturn

There will also be time for Q&As.


Scott is a rare breed when it comes to business and personal financial advice. As a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience and a licenced financial adviser, he brings a unique blend of practical and understandable analysis and advice to the table to assist his clients, across all aspects of their financial lives.


Post questions on the link or email questions@thetravelindustryhub.com



SESSION 5: LinkedIn - The Basics

Melissa Schembri, Director of C&M Travel Recruitment, tells us why Linkedin is vital for business networking and job seeking.


Do you have a Linkedin profile?This Survive and Revive session will give you the basics of setting up a profile and covers the following topics


  • Why Linkedin for travel & tourism?

  • Uploading a photo

  • Adding in the basic information

  • Write a summary

  • Describing your experience

  • Growing your network



SESSION 2: Preparing For Your Next Role: Your Personal Brand


Melissa Schembri, Director of C&M Travel Recruitment, is a recruitment leader in the travel sector with a passion for keeping our talent in the industry and helping people find the right career paths.


Melissa will be delivering an upbeat session that will encompass lots of tools to take away to get you set for finding the next opportunity in the travel sector or beyond. The session will cover:


  • Guide to CV Writing

  • Job Applications

  • What happens to my resume?

  • Linkedin

  • How do I now get a job?

  • Lots of time for questions