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Adele sings up a storm for Brisbane hotels

Latest STR occupancy figures indicate significant growth for Australia’s hotel sector as Adele’s record breaking tour of Australia produced an events-based boom for the cities where she performed. The largest RevPAR turnaround was recorded in Brisbane, a city that has had to contend with a fall in demand from the resources sector in recent years. Brisbane’s hotels grew their occupancy …

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TripAdvisor reveals most visited spots by travellers vs. locals

The study was based on the company’s stored mobile location data, revealing travellers’ and locals’ most frequented hotels, restaurants and attractions in major world tourism destinations. “Our mobile check-index shows the points of interest where consumers are voting with their feet and actually spending their time,” said Jeff Chow, vice president of product, consumer experience, TripAdvisor. “It’s interesting to see …

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Mantra partners with globally-celebrated Sudirman Cup

Mantra Group has partnered with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to become the official accommodation partner for the 2017 Total BWF Sudirman Cup, the world mixed badminton team championships, held on the Gold Coast from 21 to 28 May, 2017. As part of the partnership, two of the Group’s popular Surfers Paradise properties, Mantra on View Hotel (pictured) and Mantra …

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General manager appointed to Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has announced the appointment of Duncan Mars as the new general manager of Ramada Port Douglas. Duncan comes to Wyndham with fifteen years’ senior management experience in hospitality, including the last five years as a general manager in Victoria. Ramada Port Douglas, situated in North Queensland on Port Douglas Road, is a mixed-use property available …

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Accorhotels update on environmental initiative

Hotels like The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley are setting new standards for local production and sourcing. The hotel now sources up to 30% of its menu from the hotel’s 70 acre grounds and vegetable garden, with a further 50% from local partners. The Sebel has an agreement with a local farmer who manages cattle and pigs on the hotel’s grounds. The …

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Genuine sharing is fine but commercial short-stay operators need to be regulated

Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), said that the NSW government’s response to the Parliamentary Review into short term letting was an acknowledgment that unregulated short-term letting in residential communities was a complex issue where the benefits had to be carefully weighed against the far-reaching and potentially negative consequences. TAA CEO, Carol Giuseppi, said the accommodation industry had no issues with the …

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One step closer to regulating short-term lets?

The short-term accommodation industry and the community will be part of a broad consultation led by the NSW Government to address private holiday letting. In October 2016, the NSW Parliament Legislative Assembly Committee on Environment and Planning made a number of recommendations to the Government relating to planning matters and strata laws following its public inquiry on the Adequacy of …

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How often does feedback get ignored?

According to a new global research study from Qualtrics, which surveyed 1700 travellers including respondents from Australia and New Zealand, a significant proportion of holidaymakers in Australia and New Zealand believe their hotel and airline feedback never reaches anyone who can make a difference. When it comes to hotels, guests believe feedback is ignored almost half of the time (46 …

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Can too many options annoy guests?

Travellers presented with an overwhelming choice of holiday destinations are more likely to be dissatisfied with the one they ultimately select, according to research by The University of Sydney Business School. A research article titled Too many destinations to visit: Tourists’ dilemma? also says the problem has been aggravated by the internet, and calls on travel companies to proactively guide …

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Popular Adelaide hotel gets a major makeover

The vibrancy of Adelaide’s West End continues to grow with council investing more than $2 million on the Hindley Street West redevelopment and the popular BreakFree Adelaide undergoing a $800,000 transformation. The renovation, now in its final stages, has included significant upgrades to guest rooms, conference facilities and common areas. The 142-apartment property has had each of its kitchens modernised …

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