Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag Archives: accommodation

Penalty rate decision by Fair Work Commission: Professor weighs in

The Fair Work Commission will shortly hand down its determination on a submission from employers for variations to clauses relating to penalty rates in a number of wards under the Modern Awards Review. Professor Ray Markey, IR expert and head of the Centre of Workforce Futures at Macquarie University, was part of the review process on the impending decision and …

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Promoting local experiences might lead to more direct bookings.

For many people, going on vacation has become about far more than finding a hotel with the best facilities, rooms and amenities. Increasingly, travellers are prioritising authentic experiences and local encounters in the destination they visit.  This is clearly illustrated by the success of Airbnb. These experiences often translate into simple but rewarding moments: finding a hip live music venue, …

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The revolution: what you need to know

Question: who needs to wash clothes? Answer: everyone! Washing clothes is as necessary as food and shelter and therefore coin-operated laundries are a perfect example of an unexplored opportunity for passive income generation within the accommodation industry. Coin laundries are a self- service laundry business more commonplace in America where there has recently been a coin laundry revolution. No longer …

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Accessible travel #tourism4all

As a tourism operator or destination marketing manager, it is hard to imagine what it would be like travelling with an impairment or disability. For example, medieval cobblestones at a castle ruin is a charm to many, but for a wheelchair user, Rick Steves in his John Sage accessible travel blog tells us, it can become nearly impossible to cross (and not …

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Meriton now largest Australian owner of hotel rooms

Meriton Serviced Apartments has overtaken the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), which bought the Tourism Asset Holdings portfolio in 2013. The Meriton Serviced Apartments ascendency has come with the opening of 254 new suites at Church Street, Parramatta, taking the luxury portfolio to 4403 suites in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Meriton Serviced Apartments is poised to widen its …

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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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Exit planning starts now

Commencing exit planning for a motel business is never on anyone’s mind until they are ready to get out. It really should start as soon as one takes over operating a business, but this is the last thing on a new motel owner’s mind at this point.  No doubt a plan is in place for a three, five, or 10-year …

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Woo more wedding business with this simple tip

Ditch the cheesy stock photography and replace them with photos of real clients and real receptions. Welcome to the decade of the millennial bride. She loves individuality, authenticity and genuine wedding moments.  In fact, Pinterest is widely used by brides to collect images, stories and vendor ideas from real weddings. Plus, most wedding publications today devote a majority of their pages …

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Advertising levies: the unwritten rule

It has been an unwritten rule for many years among accountants, and probably valuers and banks, that a manager cannot make a profit from advertising levies or at least if the manager does, that profit is not taken into account when assessing the net profit of the business. The rationale for the rule is that monies paid to the manager …

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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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