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Visit Sunshine Coast partners with Wotif for winter marketing

Visit Sunshine Coast has launched a new version of its popular destination marketing campaign, Come to Life, with major discounts on accommodation, attractions and tours to attract visitors to the region over the winter period. Targeting southern states, the Come to Life ‘2.0’ brand campaign includes television commercials, still photography, print and a major online campaign through Wotif. Bookings need to be …

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Invictus expected to hit Sydney room occupancy

Room occupancy in Sydney can expect a hit next year when the 4th Annual Invictus Games comes to town from October 18-29, 2018. To help prepare you for the influx of patrons, here are some key facts about the games you might not have known. HRH Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) is the Patron and Founder of the Invictus Games, …

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Classic Holidays rallies behind dust and dollars for Endeavour Foundation

Classic Holidays’ CEO Ramy Filo and Resort Operations’ Morrison Duncan will get behind the wheel as ‘Team Classic’ for the fourth year in 2017, raising Dust and Dollars for Endeavour Foundation. The duo will once again gear up the ‘Silver Gremlin’ and battle the eight day event in the Great Endeavour Rally Coral Sea Adventure from Yeppoon to Hervey Bay …

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Two Canberra hotels take home national property awards

In a boost for Canberra’s already thriving tourism industry, two hotels – Little National Hotel and the Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport – took home national awards at the 2017 Property Council of Australia/Rider LevettBucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards in Sydney. Little National Hotel, owned and nominated by Doma Group, was presented with the KONE Award for Development Innovation, after last month winning …

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Vivid Sydney’s lights heat up hoteliers’ winter nights

Last-minute demands for Sydney hotels will likely spike in coming weeks, with the ‘high voltage’ of arrivals in town for Vivid Sydney Festival. Expedia group data has revealed nearly 80% of stays were booked during the festival or within one month of the opening night in 2016, boosting occupancy and higher room rates during the traditionally quieter months, and visitor …

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Holiday Inn Express opens its doors in central Brisbane

Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central is bringing to savvy travellers visiting downtown Brisbane, with an official launch last week. The hotel offers everything guests need and more, appealing to travellers seeking a place to rest, recharge and can get on their way. Showing off its 226 rooms and expansive public spaces, the hotel brand officially opened in Brisbane’s Spring Hill …

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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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AccorHotels adds to its Adelaide network

Country Comfort Adelaide Manor has rebranded to ibis Styles Adelaide Manor and becomes the Group’s ninth hotel in South Australia. The 46-room hotel is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment of its lobby, reception area, restaurant and bar bringing it in-line with ibis Styles’ design-led brand standards which is due to be complete in June. A full upgrade of the hotel’s guestrooms will …

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Guests offered ‘hotel package of a lifetime’ with Sofitel’s Golden Ticket

One of the most anticipated luxury hotel opening of the decade – Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – is celebrating the launch of its online bookings by offering one lucky person the Golden Ticket of a lifetime. The Golden Ticket comprises 9 double pass tickets to events and quintessential Sydney experiences for two people. Some of the key events include tickets to …

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Adele sings up a storm for Brisbane hotels

Latest STR occupancy figures indicate significant growth for Australia’s hotel sector as Adele’s record breaking tour of Australia produced an events-based boom for the cities where she performed. The largest RevPAR turnaround was recorded in Brisbane, a city that has had to contend with a fall in demand from the resources sector in recent years. Brisbane’s hotels grew their occupancy …

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