News of the departures of two backpacker industry stalwarts landed in Dr Thumbo’s inbox in recent days.
First up came news Skydive the Beach agent liason Deb Martin was leaving the company after three years.
She has been replaced by Brooke Grundy, who has already started work in a promotions and sales officer role – firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 4225 8444 (ext 4).
Martin plans to continue working in the youth travel industry.
Meanwhile, Habitat HQ general manager Anna Heaton has also left after four-and-a-half years at the Melbourne hostel, including its previous incarnation as Cooee on St Kilda.
Heaton also plans to stay in the industry.