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Rosie Clarke

Rosie Clarke
Rosie Clarke is the editor of Resort News and Accom Management Guide as well at their digital home, accomnews. You can reach her at any time with questions or submissions.

Turnbull mustn’t scrap accom sector needs along with 457 visas

Abrupt news today as prime minister Malcolm Turnbull announced plans to eradicate 457 visas for temporary workers. TAA and AHA offered differing opinions on how this decision will impact accommodation sector employees and employers but both emphasised the need for federal government to support regional hospitality. Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) said it welcomed the “revamp”, hoping it will “address genuine …

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Every cloud has a silver lining…

The ‘cloud’ is a household term for the majority of Australians in 2017 but does everyone actually know how it works? The reality, as with so many other things, is probably that we know just about enough to see the benefits and not quite enough to prevent catastrophe. The ‘cloud’ essentially refers to a wireless storage system where an external, …

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Common issues with wifi in resorts and hotels

In the vast world of wifi technology, many resort and hotel owners are left scratching their heads as to what they need to do to provide their guests with a decent wifi connection. In this article, we will go through some common core issues with wifi in resorts and hotels. One of the main issues we see is the overuse …

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Does your dirty laundry need airing?

Every day, thousands of sheets, pillowcases, towels, bathmats and face cloths are changed and laundered in accommodation facilities across the country. However, with the rising cost of utilities and labour, as well as the harsh chemicals used in the laundering process, it is becoming less cost effective to keep laundry services in-house. The supply and management of linen for any …

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Shocked industry responds to game-changing Star Ratings Australia closure

Official ratings no more: the scheme will completely cease to operate as of June 30 this year, in a startling indication of what the digital age means for Australia’s accom sector. Star Ratings Australia told accomnews: “There will no longer be a standardised or accredited accommodation rating system. This means properties will have the freedom to advertise any rating they …

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Industry responds to penalty rate reveal

In the days following Fair Work Commission’s decision signalling penalty rate reform, the accommodation industry has had a mixed response. The issue is one that seeks to balance the need for a healthy market with competitive hours and fair wages. Some concern for hospitality workers The FWC has officially backed a submission to reduce Sunday penalty rates for full-time and …

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Are your penalty rates about to be cut?

The Fair Work Commission has just announced its decision to reduce weekend penalty rates. Have your say now: should Sunday rates be the same as Saturday’s? What would be the impact on your business? Prior to this announcement, the Turnbull government suggested it would honour whatever decision was made while the labour opposition remained skeptical about the timing of the decision. Broadly, the decision recommends that part-time and …

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Expanding loyalty in 2017: Is branding for you?

‘Branding’ can seem like a loaded word, with the violent connotation of a hot iron and loss of control, but that’s not the perceived reality for countless industry-makers around Australia. That’s why we published a supplement on the subject in our upcoming issue of AMG. Check it out here.  In the accommodation sector, branding of some sort is close to …

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