No Vacancy Guide was founded by husband and wife team Nick and Jess Bonney in Sydney, Australia. Both have worked in tourism, hospitality and advertising for close to 20 years, but what they are most passionate about is traveling the world, making friends, eating well and working with hoteliers.
The concept of No Vacancy Guide came to Nick when he was asked to help some friends develop a brand and marketing plan for a ski lodge they’d recently bought in Japan.
Working closely with the lodge owners, Nick realised how frustrating it is for independently run accommodation businesses to not to have the same access to high quality creative and marketing solutions that the larger global hotel chains can afford. If there was a way to help improve guest experiences for hoteliers, then everyone who travels should be happy too right?
A little more about us…
Nick is an award winning creative director, art director, graphic designer, film maker and author. For almost 20 years, he has worked at global brand and advertising agencies and tech software companies around the world.
During this time he’s led accounts for a diverse selection of large and small scaled travel and leisure clients. All the way from a full re-brand and creative strategy initiative for Tourism Australia and airline brands Qantas, Delta, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia through to the development of a key branding and marketing launch for a ski lodge in Japan. See more below or at his creative agency Bonsta.
Jess began her career in hospitality running bars and nightclubs in Sydney, Australia. After studying a media and cultural arts degree she found the allure of advertising and marketing too strong and joined M&C Saatchi as a "suit"/ account executive working on some of the country’s largest brands. Jess then went on to become a TV producer, and most recently, senior music producer at the highly acclaimed music production company, Song Zu.