About Us

The Accommodation Brokers

Our business was founded in 2013 by a group of travel industry professional that wanted to share their knowledge with small and medium organisations so that they too can obtain better travel and event pricing through market knowledge.

With 130 years experience in the meeting and travel industries that focused on Hotels, Airlines and Travel Agencies we have a full range of knowledge to assist our clients in making the right decisions.

We are a people-oriented company and have sought to identify and develop a team which is passionate about life, growth, community awareness and knowing that all The Accommodations Brokers relationships are important to us.

What We Stand For


To be recognised as the leading travel company to work for – to support healthy debate, inspire innovative thought and to be a place of inspiration for our employees and customers.


To ensure our clients are paying the best market prices for their travel purchases through our knowledge, supply partner relationships, buying power and innovative ideas.


Our values are part of who we are, what we stand for and how we act.

We Celebrate Life Everyday – live life to the fullest as it is very short.

We Are One Team – Our remarkable colleagues, clients and supplier partners make the difference. It’s when we share our skills, knowledge and experience we become one team.

Keep moving forward – Every day, in everything you do, challenge yourself and move the line. Push your own boundaries by focusing on incremental improvement. Be forward-thinking. Embrace change and innovation.


The Accommodation Brokers believe in supporting the grassroots of our local community. This is were responsible behaviour originates and circulates through out our society.

Do the right thing – simple!


Sustainable tourism can come in many guises. It goes beyond the act of physically traveling sustainably to encompass all aspects of the travel experience, from where tourists visit the type of accommodation and activities they engage in.

The Accommodation Brokers activity seek out supplier partners that support sustainability in tourism and we actively encourage our clients to purchase travel products that engage in sustainable practices.

Meet Our Team

Richard Rheinberger – Founding Partner

Richard is the founding partner of The Accommodation Brokers, a firm that assists organisations with their venue search, corporate accommodation and exclusive leisure travel program requirements with the aim to improve their productivity, decrease their expenditure, reduce their risk management processes and to make available best market prices for employees and members .

Before devoting his time to The Accommodation Brokers, Richard had a very successful career in the Airline and Hotel industries working for such organisations as Ansett Airlines, Continental Airlines, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts. Richard has worked with hundreds of organisations over the years, managing their events or arranging their travel. He has shared his knowledge with each of these clients to ensure they have had successful outcomes.

In Richard’s spare time he enjoys bike riding with his wife, looking after his 14-year-old Labrador, has a love of travel – in particular Africa – and very much enjoys a game of golf.

Natalie Higham – Operations Manager

Natalie has been working in the travel industry for over 15 years, managing several successful travel agencies and most recently as NSW Business Development Manager for the Expedia Travel Agents Affiliate Program.

Prior to entering the travel industry Natalie successfully owned her own Events and Entertainment business assisting major corporations in managing their conferences, events, team building days and getaways.

In her spare time which is not much with looking after 4 kids including her husband, Natalie enjoys taking her 1966 Ford Mustang out for drives and days at the beach. Of course travel is on the top of her list with the Cook Islands being her favourite destination.

Natalie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Accommodation Brokers  .

Matthew Marks – Product Manager

Matthew has been involved in the Travel Industry for over 10 years, with one of the world’s largest Travel Agencies. During this time Matthew held a number of key positions including Senior consultant for high networth individuals, starting the structured airfares division and being a driving force for developing “Round the World” packages which included airfares, accommodation, ground transport and inclusion in group tours where appropriate.

Prior to joining the Travel Industry Matthew was involved in the Banking & Finance Industry as well as the I.T. industry, holding Senior positions with Brand names companies including Deutsche Bank, ANZ Bank and Microsoft.

Matthew has had the benefit of International experience, both living and working overseas for extended periods of time in Asia, Europe and the USA. The overseas experiences have allowed Matthew to be aware of, understand, respect and appreciate cultural differences giving him unique attributes that have made a significant contribution to his own personal and business strengths.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys and appreciates quality family time, meditation, swimming in the ocean  year round, travelling and continually working at his personal goal to see as many sunrises as possible.