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Tag Archives: accommodation

Jupiters’ new “luxury six-star” tower

The first six-star hotel to be built on the Gold Coast in more than 15 years is taking shape at Jupiters Hotel & Casino, according to the group, with its development reaching the halfway milestone and the concrete slab being poured for level nine. With the 17-storey hotel on track to be fully operational ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 …

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Maximum Occupancy Accommodation industry conference initial speakers confirmed

Australia’s leading accommodation industry conference Maximum Occupancy returns to Sydney this November. To be held over two days on the 23rd and 24th of November, 2016 at the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, the conference is expected to attract over 300 of the accommodation industry leaders. A powerful list of initial speakers has been confirmed, including; Rachel Argaman, CEO …

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One roof leak could soak up thousands for hotels this storm season, warns R&BS

As Queensland heads into its summer storm season, the Roof & Building Service (R&BS) director Scott Jensen said leaks were often seen as small problems but it doesn’t take much for them to turn into gushing streams during heavy rain. “Unfortunately once water gets in it becomes about repair and damage control,” he said.  “The costs quickly add up to …

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Aussie Outback springs to life after record rains

Record rainfall in the driest state on the driest continent is breathing life into one of the most ancient landscapes on earth. Parts of the South Australian Outback and Flinders Ranges have received record rains, greening the desert, filling Lake Eyre, bringing long-dry waterfalls back into flow and causing wildflowers to bloom in areas normally known for arid peaks and dusty …

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Air New Zealand determined to change Australian travellers’ perceptions

The airline has set its sights on Australian travellers, unveiling a campaign to convince Australians that Air New Zealand is a better way to fly to North and South America. In a strategic move to capture a greater share of the Australian long haul travel market, the airline is on a drive to change Australian travellers’ perceptions of where Air …

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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and Qantas Airways team up

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and Qantas Airways are launching a historic public exhibition to commemorate and conclude the original Wentworth hotel’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration. Inviting guests to step back in time, the exhibition will run from 14 October until 31 December 2016, and feature a fascinating selection of heritage artefacts and imagery stretching from 1966 when the hotel was originally …

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Qantas adds direct Melbourne flights

Sunshine Coast Airport’s domestic airline partners have added more than 65,000 extra seats to their Sunshine Coast services for the upcoming summer period. The additions include 24,200 more seats to and from Sydney and 16,920 on the Melbourne-Sunshine Coast route, as well as the 23,400 seats on the new Adelaide service provided by Jetstar. QantasLink will launch a direct summer …

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What is happening? TAA slams surprise Qantas & Airbnb partnership

In a move that TAA has labelled “a slap in the face” to traditional accommodation providers, Australian carrier Qantas and short-term accom site Airbnb have partnered up. Qantas Frequent Flyer members will be able to earn Qantas Points when they book Airbnb accommodation through qantas.com following a new deal with the sharing economy site. Tourism Accommodation Australia’s response to the …

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The pros and cons of building an app for your hotel

Modern travellers expect your hotel to be mobile-friendly. After all, they use their devices during all phases of the travel, from dreaming, to planning, to booking, to experiencing and finally… to sharing. So, you need to be there every step of the way. Hotels must embrace the mobile guest. They are not just the future for hotels but the “here …

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Exclusive: Rachel Argaman on social lobbies, development trends, and more

AMG caught up exclusively with TFE Hotels CEO Rachel Argaman this quarter to talk about new projects, industry trends and what she was looking forward to at the annual HotelsWorld conference. Well-known in the industry for her outspoken nature and forward-thinking business savvy, Ms Argaman was quick to mention some of the hot-button topics she hoped would be discussed at the widely attended …

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