Brad Illich - Founder, CEO & Keynote Speaker

Brad Illich - Founder, CEO & Keynote Speaker

Brad’s Story

Tourism entrepreneur, Brad Illich, founded NewBook on the Gold Coast in 2010. After founding Xtreme, his first business, Brad discovered his passion for innovation and the positive impact technology has in business. He used the knowledge and experience he gained managing two family-owned holiday parks to build NewBook; a comprehensive PMS & CRM solution designed for any sized business and complexity. NewBook quickly became recognised for its rapid growth and ground-breaking innovation and the team has received numerous accolades recognising their efforts to reimagine the industry.

Keynote & Public Speeches

Tourism Innovators Conference


What’s next for NewBook? Brad unveiled amazing and exciting new developments, new channels and NewBook’s plans for the next 12 months. Many clients have found success with a variety of integrations with NewBook. Brad provided information to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Queensland Tourism Industry Council


Brad was invited to be the Keynote speaker at the 2017 World Tourism Day Networking event. QTIC Chief Executive Daniel Gschwind said the following:

“The event was very well received and we have had very positive feedback from many of the guests. We were very pleased with the event as a whole and your speech on the evening contributed to the overall success of the event. It was a great opportunity for guests to hear your views on innovation and technology development. Inspiring young professionals is what is important and helps to create better outcomes for our industry in the future.”


Young entrepreneur Bradley Illich grew up in a family business operating two holiday parks on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. After finishing high school in 2000, Brad took the knowledge he gained to create his first business Xtreme, providing websites and IT services to the tourism industry on the Gold Coast. At age 27 Bradley created NewBook, a cloud-based online booking system and today he employs over 50 staff between Australia and the UK servicing 1000’s of clients world-wide. Winner of multiple tourism, entrepreneur and innovation awards Bradley is a wealth of knowledge and someone to watch out for in the coming years.

Young Tourism Leader

Young Achiever of the Year

Elevate61 Alumni 2016

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