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TAA slates Jetstar’s decision to partner with Airbnb

Australian accommodation sector representative body, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), expressed disappointment that Jetstar had entered into a partnership agreement with the sharing economy accom provider, Airbnb. “Hotels, motels and serviced accommodation operators have been great supporters of Jetstar since it launched in Australia and we actively partner with them in providing holiday packages as well as accommodation for their crews, …

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Sydney edges Melbourne out for top spot in Australia

TripAdvisor ranked regions from Noosa to Airlie Beach to the Gold Coast to Exmouth… but Sydney won top billing in the 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards for destinations in Australia. In Australia, Melbourne was second while the World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island took the number three spot. Queensland destinations of Gold Coast, Magnetic Island, Noosa, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach made up half of the …

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Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central: the people story

The new Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central is ready for its big April opening, as InterContinental Hotels Group and Pro-invest put the finishing touches on what will be Brisbane’s freshest hotel for smart, savvy travellers. The second Holiday Inn Express to open in Australia, this entirely new hotel offering will deliver an enticing experience not only for its guests, but …

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Sunshine Coast Airport wins Routes Asia 2017 Marketing Award

Sunshine Coast Airport’s marketing campaigns and route development achievements were last night recognised when the airport was crowned as a winner in the Routes Asia 2017 Marketing Awards at a ceremony held in Okinawa, Japan. The annual awards recognise excellence in airport marketing and are highly regarded as the most prestigious awards in the industry as they are voted for, …

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Skye Hotel Suites announces new restaurant and culinary direction

Crown Group has announced that it has partnered with three renowned culinary innovators who will bring to life the food and beverage (F&B) concept at its highly-anticipated flagship hotel, Skye Hotel Suites at Parramatta. Noted hospitality designer Nic Graham, hospitality consultant Dave Galvin and industry-renowned chef Stephen Seckold have been tapped to launch the new restaurant concept, a lobby-level all-day …

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NSW research highlights diversity challenge for property

New research highlights the public perception challenge facing the property sector, with the majority of NSW residents surveyed still unconvinced about the level of diversity in the industry, despite a concerted effort to develop and embed diversity programs in recent years.

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