Bringing the Australian Travel Industry Together

A growing travel community providing connection, support, and industry discussion for travel trade professionals.

The Community Platform for the Travel Industry

Established in 2020 as a welcoming community for the Australian travel trade, The Travel Community Hub (TCH) has since held more than 250 insightful discussion events, webinars, updates, community gatherings. It serves as a place for travel trade professionals to gain thought-provoking insights, supplier updates, and to keep their fingers on the pulse of the ever-changing travel industry.

We welcome you to join the free community of travel professionals for industry discussion events, a continuously changing and evolving online community, and so much more!



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Why The Travel Community Hub?

Subscribing to our newsletter and / or podcast is free, with these just a few of the benefits:

A Deeper Level of Industry Discussion


Job Opportunities

Selected Industry Specials

Keep Pace With a Rapidly Changing Industry

Product Information and Updates

Bi-weekly Newsletter, No Spam!

NEW for 2023, the ‘Offloaded’ Podcast!

Meet Some Of Our Community

The Australian travel industry has changed, but will always be reliant upon strong connections with good people. The Travel Community Hub brings people together via an inclusive, independent community platform.

Rebecca Esterhuizen

Head of APAC


Penny Spencer

Founder and Chair

Spencer Travel

Ann Catherine Jones

General Manager

Frontier Travel

Livio Goetz

Director Australia & New Zealand

Director Australia & New Zealand

Jen Pagett

Account Manager


Dennis Bunnik


Council of Australian Tour Operators

Craig Farrell

Director of Sales

Lea Seguier

Nicole Bennett

Sales Manager Australia & NZ

Delta Airlines


Louise Barker

    What I missed the most throughout the pandemic and certainly in Sydney over the 4 month lockdown was PEOPLE. The Travel Community Hub assisted in closing this gap for myself any many who have all made new connections since joining.Whilst Richard was on his own personal and professional journey with the pandemic, he continued to support the members with webinars, content and of course my favourite the Travel Hub Pub on a Friday night. In the darkest time for our industry Richard has kept us informed, kept us learning and above all kept us smiling. He values many opinions and ensures inclusion for all.Well done Richard for keeping the dream alive, I would encourage anyone to become a member and support what Richard has created and continues to develop.

    Louise Barker

    Director Great Southern Outbound

    Lisa Pagotto

      The diversity and breadth of not only the speakers but the topics Richard has covered over the past few months, has not only been refreshing and re-energising in such challenging times, but has allowed so many of us to stay connected and form new connections that perhaps would not have eventuated during normal trading times.Richard’s humour, innovative vision and ability to keep the industry connected will not go unrecognised and is beyond appreciated from all who form part of The Travel Community Hub.

      Lisa Pagotto

      Founder - Crooked Compass

      Penny Spencer

        Richard knows exactly what we have needed from the Travel Community Hub over the last 18 months.​The webinars, speakers, and topics have been right on point and I personally have found so many learnings from every webinar.​Being part of a strong community and connecting with people has helped many of us to get through to the other side.Richard ensures we all have a laugh which keeps our morale up as well as having a real sense of community.

        Penny Spencer

        Managing Director - Spencer Travel

        Tom Manwaring

          The Travel Community Hub has been a great success story within our restrictive Covid experiences.The sessions have been informative and enlightening, a place for information, learning and most importantly a supportive collaboration for all in our industry during our most difficult time.​Onward and upwards!

          Tom Manwaring

          Chair - Australian Federation of Travel Agents

          James Hewlett

            Timely debates of hot topics, opportunities to connect and no shortage of humour.​The insightful webinars and hub have a been a refreshing and hugely welcome innovation in our industry!​Thanks so much Richard – keep up the fabulous work!

            James Hewlett

            Head of Marketing - Collette

            Sonia Jones

              The Travel Community Hub saved me from a very dark place in mid-2020. Hearing industry leaders whom I would never previously have crossed paths speak about our industry and connecting with others in the same space has been a game-changer.Through my continued connection with The Travel Community Hub I went from attendee to presenter and was given a platform to share my experiences and inspire others, just as I had been inspired.​The forum is a great space to share ideas, ask questions and keep connected. I’m so pleased to be a part of it.

              Sonia Jones

              Virtuoso Travel Designer - Sonia Jones Travel

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