Saturday, April 21, 2018


Industry Under-Prepared for Disasters


Australian accommodation providers are “remarkably underprepared” for natural disasters, delegates to the annual Australian Tourism Export Council symposium on Hamilton Island were told at the weekend.

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RevPAR Will Rise This Year


Room occupancies throughout Australia are forecasted to remain relatively constant for 2011, while average room rates are anticipated to grow by 5.2% to $146, resulting in revenue per available room estimated to increase by $4.35 (4.9%) to $93, according to the latest Deloitte report.

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Indigenous Scholarship by IHG


The search has begun for an inaugural candidate for the IHG Scholarship, a new program to support a student of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent through Bond University’s three-year Bachelor of Tourism Management.

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Perisher Opening Looking Great


Low temperatures, snowfalls and more on the way this week is set to make opening weekend at Australia’s favourite winter playground, Perisher, a great one when the resort officially opens this Friday!

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Big Breakthrough For Virgin


Virgin Australia has scored a major coûp after announcing plans to form a “long-term alliance” with Singapore Airlines. Under the agreement, the two airlines will code share on international and domestic networks and engage in joint sales, marketing and distribution activities, as well as coordinate flight schedules between Australia and Singapore and beyond.

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Automatic TQual With Star Ratings


The new star ratings scheme, full details of which are still to be released, will be able to carry the TQual logo. Star rated hotels, backpackers, motels and caravan parks under the new scheme are among the seven thousand Australian accommodation businesses that will now be able to carry the Australian national symbol of tourism “quality”

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