Monday, December 17, 2018

Tag Archives: accommodation

New brand promotes the pioneering spirit of outback Queensland

Today Kinnon & Co launched a new tourism brand for its holidays and experiences. The ‘Outback Pioneers’ brand is designed to capture the essence of outback Queensland and its heritage. Owner and present day outback pioneer, Richard Kinnon, said they are building a world-class brand that will help give the region a stronger profile so people realise there’s more to …

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Small occupancy decrease for Melbourne

STR’s preliminary October 2016 data for Melbourne, Australia, indicates solid performance despite a decline in year-over-year comparisons. Based on daily data from October, Melbourne reported the following: increases in supply (+3.2%) and demand (+1.5%); a 1.7% decrease in occupancy to 87.3%; a 0.7% increase in average daily rate (ADR) to AUD206.45; and a 1.1% decrease in revenue per available room …

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Taking the next step: are you ready?

Human ambition is an interesting thing. Even while confronting the terror and stress of a new role or business venture, many of us are already thinking about the next step. I reckon it’s all part of our innate survival instinct ingrained into us as a species. I’ll bet that even while our distance Neanderthal cousins were dragging that Brontosaurus back …

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Guests demand a better-than-home TV experience

There has been a massive transformation in the world of home entertainment due to the quantity of content accessible via the internet. Consumers now absorb an enormous amount of film and TV by downloading and streaming via handheld devices or their smart TVs. Affordable, and now commonplace, in many homes smart TVs offer internet-connected activities like apps, media streaming and …

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Cleaners must be back-paid by major hotel chain, says Fair Work Ombudsman

Oaks Hotels & Resorts has back-paid 1500 of its cleaners a total of $1.9 million as a result of a Fair Work Ombudsman’s Inquiry that we reported on back in May this year. The inquiry focused on the procurement of housekeeping services by three of Australia’s major hotel chains. The Inquiry found that housekeepers working at 4 and 5-star hotels …

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President Trump – a result that shocks the world

Donald Trump is now the most powerful hotelier and property developer in the world, after a presidential race that had him locked in a knife-edge race with Hillary Clinton. We ask how this unexpected turn of events will impact on his hotel business? Would you still stay at a Trump hotel? If you’re a left wing voter – likely not. …

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Repercussions of Dreamworld tragedy: ride to permanently close

UPDATE: Ardent Leisure chief executive officer and managing director, Deborah Thomas made an announcement to 7 News Brisbane today that Dreamworld’s Thunder River Rapids ride will permanently close. She said: “Out of respect for the memories of Cindy Low, Roozbeh Araghi, Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, and their deeply affected families, the ride will be permanently decommissioned. The closure of …

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25hours Hotels and AccorHotels announce strategic partnership

25hours Hotels today announces that AccorHotels is acquiring a 30% stake in its capital, with the objective of accelerating the global expansion of the 25hours brand. 25hours is also expanding its internal development structures and establishing a creative laboratory for this purpose. AccorHotels will be a strategic partner of 25hours supporting its longterm growth. Christoph Hoffmann, CEO of 25hours commented, …

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Another important QCAT decision

A recent decision by a member of the Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal has solved a conundrum that has plagued lawyers for building managers and bodies corporate for some time. It found that a building manager was not responsible for a body corporate’s legal or administration fees in a case where the body corporate has declined to consent to an …

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