Thursday, May 24, 2018

Industry

Regis Embroiled in New Conflict

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Sydney’s Regis Towers is embroiled in a new controversy after tenants complained that their electronic access swipe keys had been cancelled effectively locking them out of their own flats until they paid $150 to get a new card.

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College announces TAFE accredited hospitality courses

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Online vocational education institute Open Colleges has launched its TAFE-accredited SIT50313 Diploma of Hospitality. The course has been designed in conjunction with industry professionals and North Coast TAFE in response to calls from Australia’s hospitality sector seeking skilled workers.

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Businesses face substantiating reviews

Warning Sign Fake Reviews

Giant travel insurer Cover-More may be the latest company to run foul of the Competition and Consumer Act by allegedly offering the lure of cash prizes for positive reviews.  It is claimed that a two-month Cover-More promotion enticed customers to share their “positive experiences” on the leading customer feedback site productreview.com.au in return for the chance to win $1000 each …

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South Korea to launch 5G network

Internet Concept

South Korea’s already impressive Internet speeds are about to pull even farther ahead of the rest of the world with plans to introduce a next-generation 5G wireless service capable of downloading full-length films in a second.

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Rise in tablet adoption impacting travel shopping behaviour

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Tablet adoption is skyrocketing among leisure travellers, triggering changes in online and travel shopping behaviour. According to a new report from travel industry research firm PhoCusWright, 44 per cent of travellers now own a tablet and an additional four in 10 plan to purchase one by the end of 2014.

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Fee free OTA undercutting others

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Australia has become the 13th new market for global discount travel brand, lowcostholidays, with the website launching in Australia with a $5 lay-by option, a choice of 160 airlines and 200,000 hotels and followings already from more than 30,000 local Facebook fans.

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Bed tax back on the agenda

Newman Government

Queensland’s Newman government is pushing for a bed tax to be introduced in the state in an effort to honour its promise to doubling overnight visitor expenditure to $30 billion by 2020.

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