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Sustainable tips to satiate guests after Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, 22 April, Booking.com has released findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report and Australia is leading the way with some of the best places to stay for eco-tourism. Pepijn Rijvers, CMO at Booking.com said: “Whether by serving locally grown food, using or selling local crafts, conserving water and energy, recycling or connecting guests with …

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RACV Resort Noosa named best hotel in Queensland

Sunshine Coast hotel, RACV Resort Noosa, has taken out the title for best hotel in Queensland, after winning HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence Awards 2017. The RACV Resort Noosa, located in picturesque Noosa Heads, was drawn from more than 27 finalists on HotelsCombined, a hotel price comparison platform, for outstanding customer satisfaction. “This award is a great achievement for the team …

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Belise brings hotel charm back to Brisbane

Bowen Hills’ newest apartment complex, Belise, has opened its doors this month, bringing the hotel charm of old back to Brisbane with modern touches to attract the leisure and business market. General manager Gavin Phillis has been involved with the project for over six months and now has the task of opening and running the complex. The 228-room complex, featuring …

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Two new senior appointments at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Sydney five-star hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of two highly regarded senior managers. Respected Australian hospitality leader Simon Barnett has been appointed hotel manager, while renowned senior sales and marketing expert Helen Radic has joined the executive team as director of marketing. A highly skilled and personable hotelier, Melbourne-born Simon has taken …

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Sunshine Coast helps out Whitsundays in wake of Cyclone Debbie

“The show must go on,” declared the organisers of the Panalitix Accountants’ Conference, who were in the final planning stages for their annual conference when Cyclone Debbie smashed into the Whitsundays making it impossible for Hamilton Island to host the 400-delegate event later this month. Using hashtags such as #nevertoolate #stillgonnabeawesome #debbiedidhammo, the organisers informed delegates of the change of …

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TripAdvisor names Qantas as the best airline in Australia

TripAdvisor, announced the winners of its first annual Travellers’ Choice awards for airlines, recognising Qantas as the top airline in Australia and Emirates as the world favourite. The awards honour 50 airlines overall, including top lists for the World, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa; as well as 16 regional winners. The awards also highlight top airlines by …

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Queensland comes out on top in Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards 2017

Thirty-seven hotels in Australia have been revealed as the country’s ultimate hotel hotspots, according to the Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards 2017, where the hotel guests are the judges. If it was a State of Origin clash, Queensland would win fair and square with sixteen hotels across the sunshine state scooping a Loved by Guests gold award. New South Wales …

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Japan National Tourism Organization Sydney welcomes new executive director

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Sydney Office has welcomed a new executive director to head up the team, with Kana Wakabayashi taking over from Mariko Tatsumi. Wakabayashi, who hails from JNTO’s head office in Japan, has moved from Tokyo to Sydney to take up her second overseas posting. “I’m excited to build on the momentum of my predecessors to show …

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AVPartners appoints Mitch Tucker a Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach managing partner

Audiovisual company AVPartners appointed Mitch Tucker as Managing Partner at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach where he will deliver unique and creative conferences, corporate events and meetings at the premium Queensland venue. Mr Tucker started his career in Brisbane working for various event production companies delivering festival and event production. This experience gave him the necessary understanding and stamina to move …

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Little National wins big property award

Doma Group’s Little National Hotel in Barton has taken home the Property Council of Australia’s ACT Development of the Year award. Doma Group, led by Jure Domazet, was presented with the ACT Development of the Year award at a cocktail reception at the National Gallery of Australia this evening. “Little National has reinvented the affordable luxury market in Canberra with …

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