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Tourism

32 months of Airbnb and hotel data in 13 global markets

Independent analysis by STR compared 32 months of Airbnb proprietary data with hotel performance data in 13 major global markets. The analysis revealed key findings regarding occupancy levels in each sector as well as trends in hotel compression nights and rate premiums. STR compared hotel performance data from its global database with Airbnb-sourced data in 13 markets from 1 December …

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When’s the best time to sell ‘sunshine’? When it’s snowing!

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast regions got their timing perfect for the launch of an Australia’s Nature Coast promotion across Germany this month. While the temperature was soaring over 30C back home, the thermometer was plummeting below zero in Germany, making the Australia’s Nature Coast an even more attractive proposition for snowed in Germans. Australia’s Nature Coast is a …

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Star Ratings Australia releases annual Gold List of Australian accommodation

Staying in the country’s best accommodation, as ranked by travellers, doesn’t have to break the bank; according to Star Ratings Australia’s Gold List of Accommodation, the best star rated accommodation in Australia can be had for a little over $100 per night. Small regional hotels are among the winners in the Gold List this year with The Bronte Boutique Hotel …

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Oaks Hotels & Resorts unveils travel trend predictions for 2017

As travellers become increasingly savvy when it comes to stretching their holiday dollar, Oaks Hotels & Resorts is predicting a rise in mid-week stays across its leisure property portfolio. Perfect for those who have plenty of flexibility when it comes to choosing dates, the benefits of staying mid-week are vast – from enjoying sizable savings on accommodation, to kicking back …

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Is calendar integration the next step for accom?

Another day, another sharing economy innovation: Uber has launched a new app service that allows it to sync up with users’ personal event calendars. How might this apply to the accom sector? The idea is that the app interprets data in the user’s calendar to recommend destinations for upcoming meetings, etc. It’s an interesting concept that relies on users agreeing …

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Qantas named world’s safest airline

The top 20 safest airlines for 2017 have been listed by AirlineRatings.com from the 425 airlines it monitors. Top of the list for the fourth-year running is Australia’s Qantas, which has a fatality free record in the jet era.  Making up the top 20 in alphabetical order are; Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific …

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New Aussie travel agency rebrand targets travellers over 50

Now known as Seniors Holiday Travel Team, the new branding has been designed to appeal to the ever-growing market of over 50s who are frequent travellers, both within Australia and abroad. A proud Australian travel agency operating since 1998, founder and CEO, Perry Morcombe has been at the helm from the very beginning, and still has a real passion for …

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Holiday performance growth high for Melbourne as December 2016 data released

STR’s preliminary December 2016 data for Melbourne, Australia, indicates overall performance growth driven by rate. Based on daily data from December, Melbourne reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: Supply: +3.2% Demand: +1.5% Occupancy: -1.7% to 80.8% Average daily rate (ADR): +3.1% to AUD190.50 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +1.4% to AUD153.91 STR analysts attribute the market’s monthly decline in occupancy …

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