Pic: New VIP Backpackers general manager, Oliver Voss.
VIP Backpackers is pleased to announce two exciting new appointments to our staff. The first is a new General Manager, Mr. Oliver Voss, who is no stranger to the tourism industry and has many years experience in all aspects of tourism. This new appointment comes at a crucial time as the VIP brand launches its new exciting website.
Oliver started work in the tourism industry in 1994 as a tour guide in Kakadu National Park and an MC at the famous Vic Hotel in Darwin. He also worked as a tour guide for Adventure Tours Australia in Alice Springs and a travel agent in Cairns and Melbourne, before managing and building the Best of Australia travel centres brand which operates in Federation Square Melbourne, the Perth Visitor Centre and Sydney.
Oliver has a proven track record which he attributes to his passion and dedication to the tourism industry. “I have seen the VIP product work extremely well throughout Australia in the past,” Oliver explains, “and its success is dependent on its member’s commitment to drive VIP card sales and support fellow VIP hostels with onward bookings. I hope that all existing members will continue to support the VIP network and look forward to working with you all.”
Oliver will be in touch personally with VIP members to discuss the upcoming year and membership renewals will be sent out shortly.
Also joining the team is Robbie Ford (Sales and Marketing)who you will see from time to time doing sales calls and offering promotional material to help drive business. Many of you will already know Robbie who has had over 25 years experience in the Youth and Adventure market. Robbie has spent many years forging strong relationships with key Tourism suppliers both Domestically and Internationally. His vast knowledge and experience in the industry will help to take VIP to the next level…
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What do you want on your next flight? A shower, mini-bar, internet or draught beer?
Airlines are pulling out all stops to make them appeal to customers over other carriers.
Let’s take a look at some of these:
Emirates – showers for first class
Emirates and Etihad – mini-bars
Air New Zealand – Skycouch for families and induction ovens
Lufthansa – economy class bunk beds, noise-absorbent carpets and curtains for first class, angled lie-flat seats
All Nippon Airways – kegs and draught beer, private suites, private pools in airport lounges
Finnair – saunas in airport lounges, in-seat power outlets, full-flat seats
Virgin America – seatback digital shopping platform, satelitte TV, 3D games
KLM – free iPhone app
Singapore Airlines – private double suites
Southwest – free bags, free alcoholic beverages for special festivals
Cathay Pacific – onboard rice cookers, Internet, cellphone connectivity
The question remains though, are these things important to us as budget travelers or do we really just want the next cheapest flight? What do you look for when booking an airline – price, innovation or services?
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Here’s a note about the site from those that have launched it:
Hello out there in the great world of traveling,
Some days ago, we started our website http://www.touristmayday.com. While we hope that none of you out there will ever have the need of using this website, we would like to introduce it to you.
http://www.touristmayday.com is a! Free! Emergency directory for tourists and front desks worldwide.
We’ve paused at VIP Backpackers in the last few days to reflect on the events of September 11, 2001, and what that has all meant for us as travelers.
While our thoughts are obviously with those that were so personally affected by this tragedy, in reality we’ve all been affected as travel security has heightened around the world and many of our nations are involved still in conflict as a result of it.
Apparently seeing a friend’s holiday snaps on Facebook leads Brits to book an overseas holiday. And Australia is most likely to top the list. Continue reading