Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Industry

TripAdvisor Plays ‘Dirty’, Gets $10m Lawsuit

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In a $10 million lawsuit filed against the online review site earlier this month, the owner of the Grand Resort Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennisee that was dubbed “America’s dirtiest” in TripAdvisor’s latest annual ranking – claims its smudged crown was bestowed unfairly.

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Baldwin Warns Government on Further Taxes

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Shadow tourism minister Bob Baldwin has warned the government against selling out Australia’s tourism industry as it looks for ways to fund climate change action in poorer countries at next month’s talks in Durban.

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Mirvac Abandons Loyalty Programs

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Mirvac Hotels and Resorts and the Global Hotel Alliance have dumped the traditional points loyalty program in favour of offering ‘local experiences’ as rewards to their customers.

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Melbourne Attacking Short Stay Apartments

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The City of Melbourne Council has issued building orders to 26 owners of Watergate apartments being used for short-term accommodation, demanding the owners undertake works required of a hotel-standard building if they want to continue using their units for serviced apartments.

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Tourist Industry Failing in Ecotourism

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Efforts by individual tourism operators to adapt to climate change are being negatively impacted by the lack of action and drive by the broader tourism industry and by a lack of concrete government support for those operators implementing environmental initiatives, according to world-renowned Ecotourism Australia.

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