Saturday, January 19, 2019

Tag Archives: accommodation

How to manage your rates over a key event

What if there were two Grand Finals happening this weekend: rates are high but the city is not full and it is Wednesday….  What should you do?  Hold or drop? First, ask yourself a few questions then do a little research: What is my financial goal over said event? Am I aiming for a revenue target or am I aiming …

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Brisbane, accom workers under more financial stress than health care professionals

New research, undertaken by AMP for its 2016 Financial Wellness Report, reveals that financial stress is now a fact of life for more than one-in-four Australian workers. The key findings from the research were as follows: Financial stress is highest in the accommodation and food services industry, with 35 percent of employees stressed. This is followed by healthcare and social …

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AccorHotels and LinkedIn team up on app

All AccorHotels guests will be encouraged to use Business Check powered by LinkedIn, following the new partnerships. The mobile app allows travellers to identify people in their professional network who are based in the city they are in and suggests relevant profiles to connect with, enabling professionals to stay connected on the move. Romain Roulleau, senior vice president for e-commerce & …

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IHG launches lifestyle brand EVEN Hotels in Australia and New Zealand

IHG and international investment company Pro-invest Group has announced an exclusive agreement to develop a portfolio of  EVEN Hotels across key Australian and New Zealand capital cities and economic hubs. This is the first portfolio from the brand to be developed outside the United States. IHG has recognised that health and wellness is one of the fastest growing industries in …

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Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort reports on multi-million-dollar transformation

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort in the heart of New South Wales’ popular wine region, the Hunter Valley, is reaping the rewards of a multi-million dollar investment, which will further transform the property into one of the Hunter’s most sought after accommodation, conference, events and wedding destinations. Part of Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ 54-strong property network, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort has …

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How to benefit from joining a brand in 2016

In a sector set to boast the world’s largest hotel company thanks to that Marriott-Starwood merger, branding has become more competitive than ever. This means that properties thinking about joining a brand have more leverage and benefits to gain than they may have done several years ago. Not only are the big mega-brands vying for your attention but there is a …

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AAoA issues industry safety warning

The association is warning the safety of domestic and international visitors could be compromised by proposed changes to the regulation of short-term letting in NSW. Speaking on behalf of the industry following the release of the final report of the NSW Parliament inquiry into short-term holiday letting, the Accommodation Association of Australia said online platforms which facilitate residential premises being used …

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Industry backlash following ‘leaked’ NSW parliament decision to back Airbnb

Australia’s accommodation sector has rejected the recommendations of a NSW Legislative Assembly Committee Inquiry into short-term letting – leaked to the media this weekend in advance of tabling before parliament – saying that if the reported recommendations were correct they would put consumers at risk and favour commercial landlords over residential communities across the state. Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) called on …

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Parramatta’s first luxury design-driven hotel

Coronation Property has announced QT Hotels & Resorts has entered into an agreement to open its third hotel in New South Wales within the 8 Phillip Street mixed-use apartment tower in Parramatta.  The hotel will be Parramatta’s first five-star offering. The Woods Bagot designed 54 storey building will include 14 levels of designer QT Hotel accommodation below 35 levels of …

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Is Queensland falling behind?

Queensland may dominate New South Wales on the football field, but where strata laws are concerned, our ‘rival state’ is out in front. From 30 November 2016, the New South Wales Strata Schemes Act 2015 will come into effect, which contains more than 90 amendments to how strata schemes are currently legislated. Some of these changes include by-laws prohibiting overcrowding, stricter …

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