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AccorHotels Official Accommodation Partner of Rugby League World Cup 2017

AccorHotels has been named the Official Accommodation Partner of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) taking placing in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea from 27 October until 2 December 2017. The countdown is on for international rugby league’s pinnacle international event with games set to be played in Auckland, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Christchurch, Darwin, Hamilton, Melbourne, Perth, …

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Premier of South Australia Jay Weatherill joins Port Adelaide player Chad Cornes to officially open Quest Port Adelaide

Premier of South Australia Jay Weatherill and Port Adelaide Premiership player, Chad Cornes joined Quest CEO, Zed Sanjana to officially open Quest Port Adelaide, located at 36 North Parade. Mr Sanjana was delighted to formally open Quest Port Adelaide, the company’s sixth property in South Australia. “Boasting over 7000 industrial and commercial enterprises in the area and strong growth in …

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Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane enters Star Ratings 2017 Gold List

Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane, the first property to be launched in Queensland by Swiss-Belhotel International, has been listed on Star Ratings Australia’s 2017 Gold List of Australian Accommodation. The list is reserved for prominent properties that achieve the highest Travellers’ Rating scores, and Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane is currently ranked 6th for Queensland hotels. To secure a place on the Gold List, properties must …

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New NSW tourism minister expresses support for industry and regional tourism

In his first major event as the NSW minister for tourism & major events, Adam Marshall, delivered a ringing endorsement for the potential of the industry, making special reference to the commitment of the government in developing regional tourism across the state. Minister Marshall was the special guest at Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW’s Chairman’s Function, which heralds in the year …

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Popular Port Macquarie is home to Mantra’s newest resort addition

One of Australia’s few certified 100 percent carbon-neutral hotels is the latest addition to Mantra Group’s fast growing hotel and resort portfolio. Mantra the Observatory at Port Macquarie, is the Group’s fourth property on the New South Wales North Coast and is already to be proving to be a popular choice among families, couples and corporate travellers. Overlooking Port Macquarie’s …

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NTIA 2017: new venue and nominations now open

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents has formally announced that the brand new International Convention Centre, Sydney will be the host venue for the 2017 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA). “If we thought the event couldn’t get any bigger, it just did,” said Jayson Westbury, AFTA chief executive. “The Gala Dinner location will be held in the purpose built International …

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Kid campaign to launch at Oaks Oasis Resort, Sunshine Coast

Recently rated by travellers in Holidays with Kids 2016 ‘Top 10 Best Family Resorts’ awards, Oaks Oasis Resort offers a spectacular line-up of kid-friendly facilities for the youngest of guests right through to tweens and teens. Known as one of Australia’s top resorts for families, Oaks Oasis Resort on Queensland’s sparkling Sunshine Coast is set to become even more of …

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Metro Hotel on Pitt awarded for superior guest experience

Booking.com has awarded Metro Hotel on Pitt, for the second consecutive year, with a 2016 Award of Excellence, due to an average review score of 8.2, based on positive online feedback from its guests. Property manager Simon Wanstall said Metro Hotel on Pitt’s outstanding average score is the outcome of months of consistently glowing reviews. “My team constantly strive to …

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Classic Holidays named best management at international awards

Established in 1978, Classic Holidays now has more than 65,000 member families across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific and is responsible for the employment of over 1,000 staff to service their growing membership base. Resort and club management company, Classic Holidays, has taken out two major awards at the 2017 Perspective Magazine Awards held in San Francisco this month. …

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‘Future Now’ for the AIME 25th Anniversary

The 25th anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) will share insights into the past, present and future of the industry through a series of educational sessions hosted by a selection of Asia-Pacific voices in events, travel and technology. Saxton ‘Up close and Personal’ sessions are filling fast, including a session on day one called ‘Future Now’ which …

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