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Megan Allen-Armistead

Melbourne Operations Manager
Nomads and Base Backpackers

Currently Meg is part of the management team at Nomads World Hotels and RTG (Recreational Tourism Group), working in an operational role for the brands of Nomads, Base and most recently United Backpackers. The business has more than doubled with the acquisitions over the last 2 years, the challenge of building upon existing and distinguishing three strong bands has been a focus for the company.

With 22years experience working in the backpacking industry in Australasia Meg has been witness to the growth, maturity and expansion of this tourism sector. Meg was

cutting her teeth at a time when the backpacking industry in Australia was doing the same. The wealth of knowledge gained from a career of developing, opening and working in all facets of the accommodation business has proven invaluable. Her ability to adapt to change coupled with a genuine love for this industry is why she is still as passionate today as she was when she first started.

Through years of representing Australian backpacking product overseas at trade missions, conferences/trade shows Meg has gained a solid understanding of how the Australian Backpacking Industry is recognised, viewed and sold internationally. Meg has been a conference speaker, invited on numerous panels and MC’d various industry conference events. She has worked internationally for backpacking brands such as Banana Bungalows in the USA however calls Melbourne her home.