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Deloitte Access Economics enhances tourism, aviation and hospitality credentials with new partner appointment

29 May 2017: Deloitte has grown its tourism, aviation and hotels advisory capability with the arrival of new Deloitte Access Economics partner Adele Labine-Romain.

Adele comes to Deloitte with extensive industry experience in Australia and Canada, and having held senior roles with Tourism Australia (Executive General Manager, Strategy and Research) and industry advocate Tourism & Transport Forum.

She will join Deloitte’s Consumer & Industrial Products industry group and lead Deloitte Access Economics’ tourism, aviation and hotels practice.

Deloitte Managing Partner Financial Advisory, Clare Harding, said: “Deloitte’s Building the Lucky Country report Positioning for prosperity? Catching the next wave identified tourism as one of the ‘Fantastic Five’ industries capable of contributing as much as $25 billion to Australia’s economy over the next 20 years.

“Four years on from the release of this report, the potential of tourism as a growth sector is being recognised more and more by business and governments. Understanding the economic drivers shaping and influencing tourism is increasingly important if the significant opportunity presented by the sector’s global growth is to be realised by Australia. Deloitte Access Economics is among the leaders in policy, strategy and thought leadership in tourism and we are delighted to be bolstering our practice with a partner of Adele’s calibre.” 

Deloitte Access Economics lead partner Stephen Smith said: “Lachlan Smirl has built a really strong practice in the tourism and hospitality space, supporting clients with economic analysis and insights that inform strategic policy development and funding and investment decisions, as well as via our biannual Tourism and Hotel Market Outlook report.

“Adele is a fantastic addition to our team, and her arrival will allow Lachlan to support the growth of the Deloitte Access Economics business more broadly.”

Deloitte Access Economics partner and outgoing tourism, aviation and hotels practice lead Lachlan Smirl said: “Analysis underpinned by deep technical capability is at the core of what we do. We pride ourselves on bringing the best of Deloitte Access Economics’ macroeconomic insight and translating this into rigorous and practical analysis and advice at the sectoral level.” 

“Adele brings to our team a deep knowledge of the Australian tourism landscape – in all its forms and across all their facets – and rich experience in policy and strategy development. She has a respected reputation across the tourism, aviation and hotel sectors nationally and her networks, relationships and industry linkages are first class.”

Adele Labine-Romain said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining Australia’s leading independent economics advisory practice, and to have an opportunity to make an impact, focused on enhancing the potential of the tourism industry.

“Deloitte Access Economics has such a strong reputation in the market and I’m looking forward to working with tourism and hospitality clients to deliver economic insights that allow them to advocate and invest with confidence.”

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