Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lauren Butler

Lauren Butler is a junior journalist here at accomnews. You can reach her at any time with news, opinions and submissions.

What guests want & hotels need

Unlike a comfy hotel bed or rain shower, dining and conference equipment rarely get great write-ups from guests or attendees – but if you get it wrong, you sure can expect to hear about it.

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Record infrastructure spend for NT

The Northern Territory is set to see record infrastructure spend in 2018, with the development of accommodation, residences and public roads and buildings to form a job-creating cash budget of $1.75 billion.

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Turning up the turndown service

I was recently reminded of turndown services whilst staying at a South Australian hotel. Having not requested a turndown service in some time, I arranged the service for one evening – and to my surprise, the service included everything but the ‘turning down’ of the bed.

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Growth starts with staff

According to a recent announcement from the Australian Chamber of Tourism, federal members of the House of Representatives are being urged to seek ongoing support for tourism growth from within the accommodation and wider hospitality industry.

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What events can do for you

Events such as the Australian Open and Melbourne Cup draw thousands of visitors to the country each year -  but are hotels capitalising on the attention given to major Australian cities? New stats on the back of the 2017 Melbourne Cup suggest that interest in Australian events is bigger than ever. 

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Should we remove plastic straws from accommodation?

Australians love their beaches, and so do the rest of the world - but we're slowly destroying one of the country's richest sources of life and beauty. Major hotel brands are tackling the problem one step at a time - starting with the simple plastic straw.

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