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Management

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah McCully talks shifting development at Choice Hotels

The former general manager of Star Ratings and BIG4 alumnus spoke with accomnews about her brand-new role at Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of Australia’s largest hotel franchise groups. “Coming from BIG4, I believe that I have a foundation of knowledge on why people buy into a franchise as well as an understanding of what makes a franchise model successful,” she …

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Accom Properties hits 1000 properties for sale

At just five weeks old, the Accom Properties portal already has more than 1000 accommodation property listings and 14 of the leading management rights and motel real estate agencies are now registered. There has been terrific feedback from you guys, which means Accom Properties is successfully meeting a need within the industry. This was our initial goal! Site traffic has steadily increased …

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Mantra pens Gold partnership with ATEC

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Hotel and resort operator Mantra Group has signed a new ‘Gold’ level partnership with peak export tourism body, the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), further cementing its commitment to supporting the success of Australia’s tourism industry. “Our industry is growing at exponential rates and our partnerships with major industry leaders like the Mantra Group, are vital to it’s ongoing success,” …

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2017 tech trends for hoteliers

As the world evolves technologically so does the hotel industry, and failure to keep up with the latest tech trends can leave your hotel stuck somewhere in the last decade, missing out on new business from tech-savvy consumers. Many tech trends have already taken over in the hotel business, but some newer technologies that are beginning to show themselves are …

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The renovation equation: turning new rooms into new profit margins

Maintaining facilities to the standards expected by guests, and determining how and when to upgrade those facilities, is one of the biggest challenges faced by any accom owner. It is a simple fact that eventually every property will need an upgrade. However, there are strategies that can be followed to minimise disruptions and maximise the potential benefits of a renovation. Accom owners that …

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Mobile payments preferred by business travellers

The International Travel Management Study (ITMS) for 2017 has revealed almost half of business travellers worldwide have already made mobile payments (44 percent) and business travellers in the Asia Pacific region are even further ahead with 62 percent of all business travellers using this technology. However, although 44 percent have paid with a mobile device significantly more have made those …

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Things hotel managers love to hear from guests

One of the key roles as a hotel manager is being able to draw the line between good and bad service, and when it comes to proving your hotel’s service quality to your guests it can often be quite challenging. What your guests tell you as a hotel manager usually needs to be taken as gospel, and if you believe …

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Action Hotels PLC Novotel chosen as partner for new hotel

Action Hotels, owner, developer and asset manager of branded three and four-star hotels in Australia, has teamed up with Novotel as the brand partner for its new hotel, Novotel Melbourne South Wharf. Novotel Melbourne South Wharf is located at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and is currently under construction, due for completion in early 2018. The hotel will comprise …

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Quest rebrand initiates next chapter for historic Hotel

The historical Grand Hotel Melbourne has officially been rebranded as a Quest property. Located in Melbourne’s CBD at 33 Spencer Street, the 4.5 Star property offers 95 apartment style accommodation options. Quest CEO, Zed Sanjana was delighted to announce the addition to the Quest Apartment Hotels group, highlighting the property’s strong appeal to Quest’s core target customer, the extended stay …

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New parks on-board at Top Parks

Independent parks group ‘Top Parks’, aims to make its presence felt in the marketplace by welcoming new parks from Victoria and New South Wales. Middle Rock Holiday Resort at Port Stephens in the Hunter region and Lake Burrumbeet Caravan Park near Ballarat have made the move to Top Parks. Top Parks Executive Chairman Richard Emerson said they embrace the independence of the …

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