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Niche is Nice: The Boutique Travel Roadshow for 2024 is coming this August!

Want to get up to speed on all the latest boutique travel products and experiences in one evening? Plus, win some amazing prizes and network with your peers? Karryon's Niche is Nice Roadshow is happening live and in-person in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this August, and you're invited.

Want to get up to speed on all the latest boutique travel products and experiences in one evening? Plus, win some amazing prizes and network with your peers? Karryon’s Niche is Nice Roadshow is happening live and in-person in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this August, and you’re invited.

This August, Karryon’s first-ever Niche is Nice Roadshow will tour Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne—bringing together the most innovative and unique travel experiences to create a boutique trade marketplace under one roof.

The initiative is designed for travel advisors specialising in luxury, boutique, or adventure travel to connect with a range of extraordinary niche suppliers in one place.

The roadshows will feature over 30 diverse specialist brands and suppliers, from niche expedition and river cruising to off-the-beaten-path destinations and bespoke touring, safari, walking, cycling and adventure specialists.

Why attend as an advisor?

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Niche is Nice Platinum Sponsors: Evolution Travel Collective and co-founders Ingrid Berthelsen and Pete Rawley

Niche is Nice Platinum Sponsors are Evolution Travel Collective, with co-founder Pete Rawley saying, “The key point of difference with Niche is Nice is that advisors will have the opportunity to connect and increase their knowledge on suppliers they don’t ‘regularly’ see at other industry events throughout the year. In fact, it’s highly likely they’ll learn about more than one they’ve never even heard of before!”

“In a time where the customer is seeking the expertise of a travel advisor more than ever before to plan their perfect holiday experience, this event gives advisors of all networks the opportunity to upskill their knowledge on ‘niche’ suppliers that can add tremendous value or uniqueness to each customer booking,” said Rawley.

Connect in person with niche suppliers, including:

Our Platinum Sponsor Evolution Travel Collective’s participating partners

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Brett Jardine, Council of Tour Operators (CATO) managing director

Council of Tour Operators (CATO) managing director Brett Jardine expressed his support for Niche is Nice, saying, “We have a number of CATO members attending the Niche is Nice Roadshow, and we look forward to showcasing this growing sector of the industry to our key retail distribution partners.”

Karryon’s general manager, Dani Tuffield, shared her pride in launching the event series, saying, “Karryon’s mission of connecting people Together in Travel underpins every decision we make. We felt that we had an opportunity or, even more than that, an obligation to assist with bringing together the more specialist or niche suppliers in our industry to showcase them in an easy and one-stop shop format to our agent community.

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Simran Mediratta, Karryon event manager and Dani Tuffield, general manager, Karryon

“We would love to ask for your support so this event can grow and expand nationally and possibly into regional areas in 2025. This will ensure all agents get the opportunity to learn more about the amazing array of niche suppliers that you may not even know you need in your life yet!”

Niche is Nice dates (Venues to be confirmed):

  • Brisbane: Monday, 26 August 2024, from 6-9 pm
  • Sydney: Tuesday, 27 August 2024, from 6-9 pm
  • Melbourne: Wednesday, 28 August 2024, from 6-9 pm

Stay tuned for more details and Roadshow registrations, coming soon.

For more information, contact Karryon’s event manager, Simran Mediratta, at simran@karryon.com.au

Are you a boutique supplier keen to get involved?

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It’s not too late! Register your expression of interest here.

You’ll also receive an exclusive 5 per cent discount on participation packages if you’re a CATO member.

The Niche is Nice Roadshow aims to create a platform that empowers and celebrates small travel businesses that specialise in unique market segments.

This collaborative showcase seeks to provide small suppliers with a cost-effective and impactful opportunity to present their distinctive offerings to the travel trade across multiple cities, enabling Karryon’s mission of ‘Together in Travel’.

Karryon aims to extend the Niche is Nice initiative to more cities and regional areas in the future.

Why participate as a supplier?

The Niche is Nice Roadshow is more than just a networking event. This is a dedicated in-person forum where elite travel advisors can connect with like-minded professionals and discover exclusive travel products tailored to niche markets.

Your participation will expand your professional network and place your brand directly in front of the industry’s most influential people, enabling more sales and awareness of your products.

For more information, contact Karryon’s event manager, Simran Mediratta, at simran@karryon.com.au