Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tourism

Regulating the growth of ‘quasi-hotels’

Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre’s report on ‘The Impact of Airbnb on WA’s Tourism Industry’ released last week shows that the shared economy is not ‘shared’ - with 61 percent of listings being for entire homes or apartments and only 37 percent accounting for private rooms within a house.

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Companies partner to develop hotel brand

134 years after the first Orient Express trip between Paris and Constantinople, SNCF Group, owner of the iconic 'Orient Express' brand, teams up with AccorHotels to continue the development of Orient Express within the luxury hospitality sector globally.

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Should hotels let guests stay now and pay later?

A young group of experience-driven individuals are expecting more time to pay for experiences that they’re having now. With the Afterpay payment system becoming increasingly prominent across Australia and New Zealand, and many OTAs already allowing visitors to book using the service, should hotels be letting guests create memories now and pay for them later? Millennials are the first ‘digitally …

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Brand new luxury hotel build for Sydney

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour was officially launched on October 3 by The Hon. Adam Marshall MP, minister for tourism and major events making it the first new build, international luxury hotel to debut in Sydney’s CBD this millennium.  It is also the first new Sofitel property to be built in Australia.

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Queensland hotel restores golfcourse glory

The Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley and golf course reopened under the Ramada flag last year and the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley Pro-Am – running today and tomorrow – is the first of many golfing events to come.

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