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Will regional tourism reach its 2020 goal?

With the Australian Government’s 2020 Tourism Industry Potential calling for overnight visitor expenditure to reach between $115 billion and $140 billion, Accomnews checked in with Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) National CEO, Carol Giuseppi, about the state of regional tourism in 2017.

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Corporate travel industry must adapt to modern sharing economy

The ‘sharing’ economy is likely to affect corporate travel agencies unless they can prepare themselves to leverage the disruption to their advantage, according to business development director at ANZ, Murray Warner. “Just as Uber disrupted the taxi business, the corporate travel industry is concerned about how the sharing economy might affect their business models. Traditionally, many businesses have relied on …

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Difficult path to preventing Airbnb lets

Airbnb alone booked more than 80 million room nights in 2015 up from 40 million in 2014 and by the end of the year this will be a vastly higher figure. More than 100 million people worldwide have used Airbnb since the site was launched in 2008. These figures don’t include those that booked with HomeAway, Expedia’s Stayz, homestay and …

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Oaks Hotels & Resorts observes rise in long stay traveller

The demand for long-stay, serviced apartment accommodation in Australia is continuing to swell, according to accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts, who observed a rise in extended stays (28+ days) across its portfolio, increasing by 23.77 percent in the 2015-16 financial year compared to the previous year. Particularly popular with the corporate traveller segment and those travelling regularly for business …

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