Friday, January 19, 2018

Industry

Tony Abbott Dumps Ciobo, Ferguson Is Back

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In a baffling decision, opposition leader Tony Abbott dumped popular Gold Coast MP Steve Ciobo as shadow tourism spokesperson, replacing him with little-known Bob Baldwin from the seat of Patterson, north of Newcastle.

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Thai Company Bids for Oaks Group

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The embattled Sunshine Coast company Oaks Hotels and Resorts has been thrown a lifeline by Bangkok-based Minor International Plc. Hospitality firm, Minor, which owns 50% of The Coffee Club, has a portfolio of 33 hotels in eight countries under the Anantara, Marriott, Four Seasons, St Regis, Elewana and Minor International brands.

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Fuel Costs Push Year’s Fifth Fare Hike

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Qantas is raising its fuel surcharge – for the fifth time this year in response to skyrocketing fuel prices. The fuel surcharge on a round trip to the UK and Europe on Qantas will hit almost $600 per person from next week after another round of crippling increases.

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Revamped Star Ratings In July

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AAA Tourism has announced that its star ratings scheme will be relaunched on July 1, with the unloved points system to be replaced by a percentage scheme focusing on three key categories — facilities, cleanliness and quality/condition.

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New Bid Confuses Oaks Takeover

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The seemingly easy solution to the Oaks conflict has suddenly become very confused again as a Queensland company, Retail Food Group, unveiled a surprise $95 million alternative bid for the group.

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Concept in Line for Golden Broom?

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Concept Amenities will present an exciting array of innovative products during this year’s ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe 2011 at Warsaw International Exhibition Centre Route in Warsaw.

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Perisher Opens this Weekend

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Australia’s favourite winter playground, Perisher, will be opening this Friday thanks to the early snow falls, low temperatures and continued snow making last week.

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