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Tag Archives: Australia

10 don’t miss sessions at HotelsWorld 2016

HotelsWorld 2016, the region’s largest industry gathering for CEO’s and other accommodation leaders, comprises 40 sessions at 5 events in 3 days, with 130 speakers and over 500 delegates. Highlights of this year’s suite of events include the following sessions: • A discussion between Choe Peng Sum, CEO, Frasers Hospitality Group and Michael Issenberg, Chairman & CEO, AccorHotels Asia Pacific …

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Use different ads for different audiences

Create different retargeting ads for different interests for maximum exposure and impact. Reap the maximum ROI from your retargeting efforts by using behavioural targeting, which means delivering different ads that are tailored to the visitor’s actual behaviour or action on your hotel direct website. This ensures you are not wasting marketing dollars chasing a meeting planner with an ad about …

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7 reasons your staff need the help of a channel manager

Across the hospitality and travel industry, technology continues to transform the way people do business. If your property is not adapting with the times, chances are you will be left in the dust as your competitors capture the most motivated and interested travellers from across the globe. One system that is absolutely essential is a channel manager. Here are 7 …

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Chinese tourism juggernaut to power AUS visitor economy

Australia’s visitor economy is on track to generate $127 billion in overnight expenditure by 2020 backed by a surging Chinese visitor market according to the latest tourism forecasts. The latest official forecasts released by Tourism Research Australia (TRA) today has seen upward revisions in domestic and international visitors and expenditure over the 10 year forecast period. Key facts • International …

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APAC hotel rooms under construction down 4.1% YOY for June

STR’s June 2016 Pipeline Report shows 576,712 rooms in 2,508 projects under contract in the Asia Pacific region. The total represents a 4.0% increase in rooms under contract compared with June 2015 but a 4.1% year-over-year decrease in rooms in construction. Under contract data includes projects in the in construction, final planning and planning stages but does not include projects …

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Hotel engineers set to converge on the Gold Coast

The Australian Institute of Hotel Engineering Inc. Update Conference will be held August 4-5, 2016 at QT Hotel Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland. Australian Institute of Hotel Engineering provides hotel engineers from across the nation with a forum for progressive thought while promoting best practices. The AIHE Update Conference will include an exhibition of up to 30 key industry suppliers, …

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Upgrade gets Port Arthur visitors pumping

New renovations at Port Arthur Holiday Park, including the Tasman Peninsula’s first modular pump track, are expected to inject an extra $450,000 into the regional economy. Australian Tourist Park Management (ATPM), which leases the 40-acre park site, today announced it would invest a further $1 million into upgrading facilities and accommodation at the popular tourist destination. The upgrade follows an …

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QantasLink announces Melbourne-Sunshine Coast flights

QantasLink will commence seasonal direct flights between Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast over the upcoming peak summer holiday period, following the success of the direct Sydney services launched last year. QantasLink will operate four return flights per week between Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast from December 16, 2016 to January 21, 2017 on its two class Boeing 717 aircraft. In …

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Pan Pacific Hotels Group appoints new vice president, operations and area general manager

British hotelier Greg Allan joins the group as vice president operations (ASEAN) while Pan Pacific Singapore’s general manager, Gino Tan, is promoted to area general manager (Singapore). Pan Pacific Hotels Group is delighted to announce two key appointments. Greg Allan joins the group as vice president, operations (ASEAN) while Gino Tan is promoted to area general manager (Singapore); moves that …

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