Saturday, December 16, 2017

Events

Citadines on Bourke Melbourne accommodates pop-up market

Melbourne will host a pop-up market for guests, passers-by and the general public. The event is an interesting idea given the recent industry buzz about ‘going local’, with many accom providers now teaming up with nearby tourist-friendly businesses. The Citadines on Bourke Melbourne Market has been developed as part of The Ascott Limited’s Ascott Lifestyle programme, which “offers guests the …

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How can Ipswich produce create authentic tourism experiences?

A sell-out crowd of residents and businesses from Ipswich and surrounding areas will get a taste of why regional produce is important in creating authentic Queensland tourism experiences during an industry seminar this week. The culinary demonstration is part of a wider regional roadshow touring Queensland, talking about jobs, training, and procurement opportunities with integrated resort company, The Star Entertainment …

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Maximum Occupancy Accommodation industry conference initial speakers confirmed

Australia’s leading accommodation industry conference Maximum Occupancy returns to Sydney this November. To be held over two days on the 23rd and 24th of November, 2016 at the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, the conference is expected to attract over 300 of the accommodation industry leaders. A powerful list of initial speakers has been confirmed, including; Rachel Argaman, CEO …

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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and Qantas Airways team up

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and Qantas Airways are launching a historic public exhibition to commemorate and conclude the original Wentworth hotel’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration. Inviting guests to step back in time, the exhibition will run from 14 October until 31 December 2016, and feature a fascinating selection of heritage artefacts and imagery stretching from 1966 when the hotel was originally …

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ibis Adelaide scoops a third national award win

Hines Property’s ibis Adelaide hotel has scooped a national award win, its third in the past 12 months, claiming the title of Best Mid-Scale Accommodation at the Australian Hotels Association National Awards (AHA), held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, September 18, 2016. Ibis Adelaide was up against four other worthy state finalists including; Atura Blacktown (NSW), Brassey Hotel (ACT), …

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AccorHotels to run prime Surfers Paradise property

Challenger Investment Partners, on behalf of the owners, has appointed AccorHotels to manage their Surfers Paradise hotel, which is currently operating as Hotel Grand Chancellor. AccorHotels took over management of the hotel October 1, 2016, and re-branded the hotel to the group’s renowned Novotel brand. Novotel Surfers Paradise will be the 30th Novotel in Australia and AccorHotels’ fourth hotel on …

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Works begin on STARIN’s Adina Apartment Hotel, Macquarie Park

STARIN held a ceremony to break ground on the site of the stunning new Adina Apartment Hotel it is building in Sydney’s fastest growing commercial district, Macquarie Park. The hotel on Lane Cove Road is due to open by the end of 2017 and will be operated by TFE Hotels. The design offers sweeping views of Sydney’s city skyline from …

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The Star shines at Queensland Awards for Excellence

The Star Entertainment Group won the trifecta at the Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence, held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre overnight, Wednesday September 28. The prominent awards are an accomplishment for the hotel, dining and entertainment group which continues to invest in its Jupiters Gold Coast and Treasury Casino & Hotel Brisbane properties. The QHA Awards recognised …

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A warm Sunshine Coast welcome for Jetstar’s new Adelaide services

The first of Jetstar’s new Adelaide to Sunshine Coast flights touched down this morning at Sunshine Coast Airport providing welcome warmth and sun for a planeload of waterlogged Adelaide residents. Passengers were greeted by characters from Aussie World, Sea Life Mooloolaba, The Ginger Factory, Big Kart Track and Australia Zoo, as well as receiving a welcome goodie bag from Visit …

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Tourism Tribe awarded for innovation in tourism

Online tourism hub, Tourism Tribe, has been recognised by Queensland industry body for tourism, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), as runner up in the annual 2016 QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism, announced on Tuesday. The digital support service was awarded for its online learning hub, a platform that bridges the gap between consumer digital trends and the use …

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