Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tag Archives: Australia

Works begin on STARIN’s Adina Apartment Hotel, Macquarie Park

STARIN held a ceremony to break ground on the site of the stunning new Adina Apartment Hotel it is building in Sydney’s fastest growing commercial district, Macquarie Park. The hotel on Lane Cove Road is due to open by the end of 2017 and will be operated by TFE Hotels. The design offers sweeping views of Sydney’s city skyline from …

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Signage: what’s the big deal?

Imagine a resort without signage… How would it be identified from the road? Once found, how would visitors know where to park or find their way around? Chaos would ensue! It would be confusing, annoying, stressful, not to mention potentially unsafe and without safety signs it could also be illegal. As resort managers, you are constantly updating, renewing, and improving guest …

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The Star shines at Queensland Awards for Excellence

The Star Entertainment Group won the trifecta at the Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence, held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre overnight, Wednesday September 28. The prominent awards are an accomplishment for the hotel, dining and entertainment group which continues to invest in its Jupiters Gold Coast and Treasury Casino & Hotel Brisbane properties. The QHA Awards recognised …

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Reduction in ‘backpacker tax’ and charges welcome – says TAA and AHA

The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) and Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) welcomed the decision by the federal government to reduce the tax on Working Holiday Makers (WHM) from 32.5c to 19c along with a $10 million promotional fund aimed at revitalising the sector, but said the imposition of a $5 increase in the Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) was counter-productive. Under the …

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Don’t let this happen to you!

Life on the internet is becoming incredibly dangerous and, unless you stay alert, the consequences can be dire – as one of my acquaintances discovered. These good people had been in business for many years and were in the process of putting their business on the market. They arrived at their computer one morning only to discover that it displayed …

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A warm Sunshine Coast welcome for Jetstar’s new Adelaide services

The first of Jetstar’s new Adelaide to Sunshine Coast flights touched down this morning at Sunshine Coast Airport providing welcome warmth and sun for a planeload of waterlogged Adelaide residents. Passengers were greeted by characters from Aussie World, Sea Life Mooloolaba, The Ginger Factory, Big Kart Track and Australia Zoo, as well as receiving a welcome goodie bag from Visit …

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Construction commences on $70m Novotel Brisbane South Bank hotel

The construction of the new 4.5 star Novotel Brisbane South Bank has commenced following a first turning of the sod ceremony onsite with Brisbane lord mayor Graham Quirk, Queensland real estate developer Kinstone Development Group and representatives from operator, AccorHotels. The new-build 238-room Novotel Brisbane South Bank, with an expected completion date in late 2018, represents an investment of more …

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AccorHotels unveils new millennial brand

AccorHotels has announced there will be a total of 50 venues set to open by 2020 in destinations popular with millennials under the umbrella of its latest brand, JO&JOE. “Break with tradition, forget old habits, be surprising, authentic, unexpected, bring a breath of fresh air to AccorHotels. Do it quickly and do it well. It wasn’t an easy brief to …

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Safety now a predominant criterion for travel

In the past 12 months, appalling acts of terrorism across Europe, and more recently South East Asia, have taken a major toll on the tourism industry, with countries like France and Thailand experiencing a significant drop in visitor numbers. Over and above the immediate personal trauma and loss, and the long-term impact on infrastructure and the economy, terrorism is intended …

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Australian OTA reveals gross profit

This week, Bestjet reported a 2016 gross profit of more than $900K, up 35 percent on last year. The company also claimed it has rapidly grown to become the fourth largest online travel agent in the country with more than 31 percent of the market share. The news comes just weeks after the controversial ACCC response to accommodation managers’ concerns …

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