Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Multi-Language Feature


Leading online accommodation distributor, SiteMinder, has added multi-lingual functionality to its direct, commission- free booking engine product, ‘TheBookingButton’, to help its hotel clients reach new international markets.

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Tony Abbott Dumps Ciobo, Ferguson Is Back


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


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


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


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


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?


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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