Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tag Archives: accommodation

Star rated properties shine at Choice Hotels Asia-Pac Awards

Star Ratings Australia has commended a number of Star Rated properties with the coveted Franchisee of the Year award at the 2016 Choice Hotels Asia-Pac Awards, held in Hobart on Tuesday. Econo Lodge Alabaster in Cowra, Comfort Inn Parkes International, Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, Clarion Hotel Townsville each took home the sought-after awards that recognise properties that deliver outstanding guest experiences. …

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Bowen corn and tomatoes star in chef’s Mackay masterpiece

The Bowen region’s tomato producers supply the nation during winter, and produce from this year’s harvest will be taking centre stage at an industry seminar in Mackay next week. Tomatoes from Jurgens Produce farms, along with sweet corn from Vitalish P/L farms, will be transformed into a ‘master chef’-worthy dish to demonstrate why Queensland has the edge when it comes …

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Augmented reality startups revolutionising tourism

Spoiler alert: we are not talking about Pokémon Go. We are talking about a new wave of apps designed to augment reality for a practical purpose, benefitting a variety of people within the industry from history-obsessed guests to design-loving hotel managers. Here are a few interesting app startups we noticed this month that present some exciting ideas for the future of …

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Beware: balcony burglars

With parkour and free running sports increasing in popularity, burglars are more equipped than ever before to reach previously inaccessible areas. Consequently, one body corporate company is warning unit owners to lock their windows and doors to discourage balcony burglars. “This goes to show just how important it is for residents to ensure the garage door or outer main doors …

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Want to increase your profits? optimise your distribution

New advances in technology continue to alter the relationship between hotels and guests. User-friendly mobile devices are changing travellers’ online preferences and habits, re-defining how they research, plan and book a trip. Empowered with more knowledge and social media, today’s hotel guest is pushing hotels for improved products and services for their travel experience. As a hotel manager, advances in …

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The real cost of poor hotel wifi

In this day and age, free (unlimited or capped) wifi is considered the ‘norm’ in most resorts, hotels and apartment blocks. It could even be argued that fast, high quality wifi is one of the must-have pull factors that can instantly transform a good resort into a great one. That is why it has become even more essential to be …

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Here comes the sun: South Australians ready for take-off

The Sunshine Coast has started a major promotional campaign in South Australia in advance of the start of Jetstar’s direct service flights between Adelaide and Sunshine Coast Airport on 30 September. The campaign includes promotions in cinemas, shopping centres, petrol stations and local media, and should be well received after Adelaide residents experienced one of the wettest and coolest winters …

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Aussie hotels shine at awards dinner in Hobart

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac has recognised 26 Australian hotels for their superior hospitality performance, each taking out a Gold Award at the 2016 Choice Hotels Asia-Pac Awards, held this week in Hobart, Tasmania. Trent Fraser, Choice Hotels Asia-Pac chief executive officer, announced this year’s winners in front of more than 240 guests and praised the extremely high level of quality and …

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5 strata scheme changes just around the corner

Pets, smoking, car parking and a slew of new rules relevant to strata management were unveiled under the NSW Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 on Friday. The new regulations and changes provide some insight into how NSW’s reformed strata laws will operate come November 30. Pets are here to stay Great news for pet owners: approval to have an animal stay …

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