10-11 October 2022 | Sharks Event Centre, Gold Coast

Learn. Innovate. Collaborate

Find out how leading short-term rental operators are tackling COVID recovery at Australia’s first independent short-term rental conference.

10–11 October 2022 | Sharks Event Centre, Gold Coast

Astra's Here to Stay Conference

With top-notch speakers, experts from the local and global travel and hospitality industry, and more valuable content than ever before, Here To Stay 2022 is set to be the most innovative and thought-provoking event yet.

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Please join us for a two-day conference where you will be treated to compelling speakers,  networking opportunities, trade exhibition, and a cocktail gala awards evening.

Everything Short-term Rental

Here to Stay is a two-day conference run by the industry for the industry.

30+

speakers for panel discussions, masterclasses, and keynote sessions.

Industry Collaboration

with other ASTRA professionals from around Australia.

Trade Exhibition

showcasing products for everything from marketing and guest experiences to operations and accounting.

Cocktail Gala

with an evening of industry awards at the Island Hotel’s Glasshouse.

ASTRA's Here to Stay Conference

Accelerate Your Business

The Knowledge You Need for Short-term Renting

This is the conference you don’t want to miss if you are in the short-term rental industry!

COVID-19 has been one of the short-term rental industry’s most challenging chapters. 

That’s why Here to Stay 2022 will be focusing on pathways to recovery, helping ASTRA operators develop new post-COVID playbooks.

With 30+ expert speakers, networking opportunities, a trade exhibition, and an awards evening, ASTRA’s annual short-term rental conference is the easiest way for newcomers and incumbents alike to learn, innovate, and collaborate.

Here to Stay is for:

  • Bed-and-breakfast operators
  • Motel operators
  • Hosts on e-booking platforms
  • Hospitality technology developers
  • STRA service professionals like marketers, accountants, and realtors
  • Anyone interested in the STRA industry

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Book Your Tickets Today

Choose from a range of member, non-member, and group booking rates.

Full Conference Tickets

All prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST.

ASTRA Member

$ 599
Per Ticket
  • Access to all speaking addresses and panel discussions
  • Access to all masterclasses
  • Access to the Here to Stay 2022 Trade Exhibition
  • Included morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea
  • Invitation to all three networking events
  • Included ticket to the ASTRA 2022 Awards cocktail gala

Non-member

$ 699
Per Ticket
  • Access to all speaking addresses and panel discussions
  • Access to all masterclasses
  • Access to the Here to Stay 2022 Trade Exhibition
  • Included morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea
  • Invitation to all three networking events
  • Included ticket to the ASTRA 2022 Awards cocktail gala

Day Tickets

All prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST.

ASTRA Member

$ 399
per day
  • Access to all speaking addresses and panel discussions
  • Access to all masterclasses
  • Access to the Here to Stay 2022 Trade Exhibition
  • Included morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea
  • Invitation to all three networking events
  • Included ticket to the ASTRA 2022 Awards cocktail gala

Non-member

$ 499
per day
  • Access to all speaking addresses and panel discussions
  • Access to all masterclasses
  • Access to the Here to Stay 2022 Trade Exhibition
  • Included morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea
  • Invitation to all three networking events
  • Included ticket to the ASTRA 2022 Awards cocktail gala

Group Full Conference
Bundle (3 or More)

Purchase three or more full conference tickets together.

$479 Per Ticket

Astra 2022 Awards Cocktail Gala Ticket

Tickets to the ASTRA 2022 Awards are included in full conference tickets. Day attendees and accompanying persons must purchase additional tickets.

$150 Per Ticket

10–11 October 2022 | Sharks Event Centre, Gold Coast

Here to Stay has something for everyone.

What to Expect

Panel Discussions

Listen to leaders in STRA work through some of the biggest challenges facing the industry, including pathways to post-COVID recovery.

Masterclasses

Learn from experts in immersive sessions that cover everything from marketing and customer experience to operations and accounting.

Keynote Sessions

Find out how top short-term rental operators are navigating issues like post-COVID recovery and changing regulation.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with ASTRA hosts, owners, managers and stakeholders at three different networking events.

Trade Exhibition

Explore the latest hospitality technology at the Here to Stay 2022 Trade Exhibition, which includes a range of software, hardware, and operational solutions.

Cocktail Gala

The ASTRA 2022 Awards, hosted on the last evening of the conference, includes canapes and a three-hour beverage package at The Island Gold Coast’s Glasshouse.

Speakers

Here to Stay is a two-day conference run by the industry for the industry.

Nick Ellis

Engaging tourism & technology thought leader

Julie George

Author, “Million Dollar Host”

Speakers

Here to Stay is a two-day conference run by the industry for the industry.

Julie George

Author, “Million Dollar Host”

Nick Ellis

Engaging tourism & technology thought leader

Will Creedon

Founder of 'Alloggio Group'

Yoav Tourel

Industry Leader

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Nick Ellis

With more than 20 years industry experience, Nick has gained a reputation as one of the most vibrant, entrepreneurial & engaging thought leaders in guest, owner & team experience innovation.

Nick’s characteristic energy & passion has afforded him opportunities to work in some of Australia’s most well-loved brands including Ovolo, Sofitel, Peppers, InterContinental & Westin as well as the global brand launch & pre-opening GM for Tribe Hotels (now the fastest growing international brand of Accor). In his current role as Innovation Manager for Spicers Retreats, Nicks focuses on evoking thought and creating operational passion for realising business process & outcome improvement.

Appointed as a Young Tourism Leader by the Queensland Govt in 2018, Nick went on to become one of the leading voices in workforce engagement, motivation & development. He continues to promote industry best practice as a Judge for the esteemed Queensland Tourism Awards whilst also representing over 55,000 tourism businesses as an elected member of the board of directors for the Queensland Tourism Industry Council

Julie George

Julie George is the Author of the best-selling book ‘Million Dollar Host’ which outlines her story and unique STR property management business model that resulted in incredible success in a short amount of time – (130 properties/ $8million income in 3 years). In 2019 Julie sold her business to a larger company and is now a Consultant coaching other budding entrepreneurs to replicate the success that she has seen in this incredible industry. 

She is now considered one of the world’s leading experts in Short Term Rentals, Judge of the Shortyz Awards 2021 (the most prestigious Industry worldwide awards), Lead Investor in washbnb (an innovative American based business) and Head Coach with the Legends Accelerator Program in San Diego.  Julie has been featured on worldwide Podcasts, Newspapers, Magazines and TV.

Will Creedon

With over 30 years of entrepreneurial hospitality and tourism industry experience, Will Creedon has successfully operated multiple styles of vacation and leisure businesses across the globe.

Born and bred in Ireland, Will settled in Australia over 20 years ago and was immediately head-hunted by The Roche Group to develop and operate the Harrigan’s Irish Pub portfolio across Australia as well as helping to establish and operate Hunter Valley Gardens, the largest commercial garden in the Southern Hemisphere.

In December 2015, Will founded Alloggio Group, a leading operator of short-term rental accommodation (STRA) in Australia who provide specialised expertise in accommodation property.

Since inception, alloggio have acquired 19 holiday property management businesses from geographies in Far North Queensland to Victoria, bringing the current properties under management to circa 2000. Alloggio’s Mid-market Hotel division currently manages 13 hotels with 428 rooms located on the eastern seaboard of Australia.

Yoav Tourel

An accomplished leader, technology savvy with close to 20 years’ experience across customer success in APAC and EMEA. Leading Guesty APAC, a global property management software and based in Sydney.