Sunday, June 24, 2018

Events

‘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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$6.5m Pullman Reef Casino Hotel refurbishment set for Cairns

The five-star Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns has completed an extensive $6.5 million refurbishment program extending to all level one public areas. Ready in time for the busy Chinese New Year season, the update includes a new-look hotel lobby, expansion of Tamarind Restaurant, new Bar36 Live Lounge and new Merchant café. In a move that will set the hotel …

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The definition of a hotel just got broader

Guest review site TripAdvisor released its 15th annual Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards naming the best hotels in Australia, and two holiday parks were included on the list. The rankings, based on millions of reviews, represents the collective opinion of the travelling public and indicates a growing trend in the understanding of accommodation, facilities and experiences available within the holiday park …

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Valentine’s Day just two weeks away

For hotel directors of sales and marketing, Valentine’s Day is less about romance or showing one’s affection and more about delivering some semblance of occupancy during the traditionally lower-revenue tail-end of summer months (outside of the school holidays). Most plans are ideated and drawn out in broad strokes in late fall or prior to the holiday season, with tactical execution beginning …

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Tourism Tasmania excited about Oscar-tipped film, Lion

After receiving a slew of award nominations, including the Academy Award, Lion has brought the natural beauty of Tasmania to the attention of international movie-goers. “The production was supported by the government through the provision of on-ground production support and it showcases iconic Tasmanian locations to the world including kunanyi/Mount Wellington, Cockle Creek, Bruny Island and the Tasman Peninsular,” said …

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TripAdvisor lists its best hotels across Australia

The travel planning and booking site has announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice for Hotels awards. Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected over the last year from TripAdvisor worldwide. “From island resorts, traditional guest houses to heritage hotels, the Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards highlights the fantastic array of accommodation across …

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Australia Day and Chinese New Year revellers filling rooms for AccorHotels

Australian hotel operator AccorHotels reported strong demand in hotel occupancy ahead of a bumper weekend, with both Australia Day and Chinese New Year revellers driving demand into core markets of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. AccorHotels chief operating officer, Simon McGrath attributes the upcoming bumper weekend to those making the most of Australia Day by making it a four-day long weekend …

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Citadines on Bourke Melbourne Celebrates Chinese New Year

January 27 until February 12, Citadines on Bourke Melbourne will welcome in the Year of the Rooster with traditional Chinese New Year theming, fortune cookies and a special Lion Dance for guests and the general public to enjoy. Adorned with traditional red lanterns and offering customised fortune cookies filled with messages of luck and prosperity, Citadines on Bourke Melbourne will …

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Accolades across the nation for BIG4 Holiday Parks

2016 was a strong year for BIG4 Holiday Parks at various tourism awards, with parks recognised at gala events in each state and territory in the ‘Caravan and Holiday Park’ category. CEO of BIG4 Holiday Parks, Steven Wright, congratulated the parks on their respective state, territory and industry association wins. “I’m very proud of the BIG4 Holiday Parks winners who …

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Ovolo CEO & founder named EY 2016 Entrepreneur Of The Year

Girish Jhunjhnuwala has achieved the regional win for innovation and disruptive approach to hospitality. With its 10th anniversary celebrating the theme “Seizing opportunities to drive reform and innovation”, Mr Jhunjhnuwala demonstrated a series of achievements in modern hospitality through a customer-centric perspective that was a first of its kind both within and outside of the region. After a five-month process …

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