The Travel Industry Hub to open coworking spaces in Sydney and Wellington
Six months ago, three travel and tourism entrepreneurs came up with an idea to create the region’s first industry-specific coworking spaces, dedicated to the travel and tourism industries.
The Travel Industry Hub (TTIH) is the brainchild of former Equity Travel Group COO Richard Taylor; Global MD of The Visa Machine, Luke Crawford; and former Brand Leader for Flight Centre, Natasha Faithfull.
The trio are now set to bring industry coworking to every corner of Australia and New Zealand, and today are pleased to announce TTIH will launch its first locations in Sydney in May, located at Level 3, 104 Mount Street, North Sydney, and in Wellington, New Zealand at Level 1, 90-92 Dixon Street, set to open its doors next month.
TTIH Sydney will occupy 380sqm of floor space, and feature ‘hot’ and permanent desks, private offices, meeting rooms, event and training spaces, along with a business address and mail service for companies needing a base in the city.
“With so many people finding coworking a great solution for their needs, now is the time for the next evolution of travel and tourism offices”, said Co-Founder and Managing Director, Richard Taylor.
“Our industries thrive on face-to-face relationships and networking, and our spaces aim to combine that with highly affordable workspaces”, he added.
TTIH offers simple month-to-month options ranging from free digital memberships through to private office options, all of which will offer access to the company’s growing network of spaces and facilities, member benefits and industry event invitations.
“Our focus is on providing spaces that are safe, professional and simply great places to be. As we worked through the concept, we also realised that with a unique environment full of industry people and companies we’ll have many opportunities to offer great things to members and residents alike,” said Taylor.
The free digital option will offer access to the community, member event invites, workshops and other benefits. Hotdesk members can book space on demand, whilst permanent desk and private office options will be suited to those looking for full-time office space.
“Our two major drawcards will be working environments alongside like-minded and relevant people, and that our spaces will be more affordable than other options”, said Taylor.
Prices start from as little as $30 per day for a hotdesk, while permanent desks are priced from $160 per week, however individuals and businesses interested in becoming founding members at TTIH Sydney can take advantage of a special introductory offer of $125 per week for permanent desks, available for bookings secured by Friday 19 April 2019.
Dubbed the future of work, coworking spaces have become a growing trend in recent years as more freelancers and businesses have begun renting desks by the month in communal settings offering a ready-to-go workspace with shared facilities and a community vibe.
Tourism operators, home-based consultants and sales managers, start-ups and other organisations suited to flexible working environments are expected to be among the early adopters of the new coworking concept, which aims to provide benefits in terms of productivity and mental wellbeing.
The space is also available to travel media, bloggers, travel marketing and representative companies, freelancers, inbound operators and others associated within the travel and tourism industry.
“We want our coworking spaces to act as accelerators for business growth through constant interaction with other companies in the travel and tourism sector that will allow for natural networking opportunities, helping businesses find new clients, customers, talent and collaboration opportunities”, Taylor added.
For further information about the Sydney or Wellington offices, including sponsorship opportunities, can contact Richard Taylor at Richard@thetravelindustryhub.com
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