Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag Archives: Australia

Are you planning for your wifi’s future?

A Google search on the internet for wifi statistics can deliver to your screen a plethora of facts and figures that I could bore you with for hours. After hours of dredging through websites I have put together what I believe to be some of the most pertinent statistics about the ever-growing importance of wifi and why you need to …

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Record occupancy for Sydney, Sept ‘16

STR’s September 2016 Pipeline Report shows 582,271 rooms in 2,555 projects Under Contract in the Asia Pacific region and preliminary data indicates a record occupancy level for Sydney. The total represents a 4.6% increase in rooms Under Contract compared with September 2015. Under Contract data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include …

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How can Ipswich produce create authentic tourism experiences?

A sell-out crowd of residents and businesses from Ipswich and surrounding areas will get a taste of why regional produce is important in creating authentic Queensland tourism experiences during an industry seminar this week. The culinary demonstration is part of a wider regional roadshow touring Queensland, talking about jobs, training, and procurement opportunities with integrated resort company, The Star Entertainment …

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Record stats for accomnews following website refurb

August marked a record-breaking month for us, with 17,576 unique visitors and 47,669 visits to the site. Third-party web measurement statistics shared with us by Hitwise also revealed that accomnews had over 66 percent market share when ranked against its main competitors for the month of September 2016. As many of you can relate, redesigning a website is a tricky beast but …

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Ross Beardsell talks development, well performing markets, trouble spots, and government involvement

The Australian hotel industry is undergoing an almost overwhelming amount of change at the moment. Some say it’s embarking on an exciting new era; reimagined hospitality offerings driven by changing demand, increasing rates of domestic leisure travel and a renewed focus on tourism and hospitality as a primary economic contributor for Australia. Ross Beardsell, Hotel & Project Development Services at …

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New leadership positions announced for Tourism Accommodation Australia Victoria

Tourism Accommodation Australia (Victoria) announced that Greg Moore has accepted his role as chairman of Tourism Accommodation Australia (Victoria) and George Varughese  as vice-chairman. Greg Moore has over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry within various areas of operations and management and has been general manager of the Crown Promenade Hotel for the past 13 years while serving on …

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Rio hotels see larger Olympics boost than London and Beijing

Rio de Janeiro’s hotel industry saw a substantially larger impact as host of the 2016 Summer Olympics than London in 2012 and Beijing in 2008, according to data from STR. During the month of August, Rio de Janeiro hotels posted a 199.2% surge in average daily rate (ADR) to BRL1,250.26. That rate spike, coupled with a 26.6% increase in occupancy …

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Mantra 2 Bond Street gets a $4.5m new york loft style makeover

Mantra 2 Bond Street, Sydney has received a multi-million dollar refurbishment which has transformed the hotel’s guest rooms into a contemporary urban oasis with lashings of New York loft-style charm. Award-winning architecture and interior design firm Arkhefield, who was at the helm of the renovation, drew inspiration for the new design from Mantra 2 Bond Street’s urban city locale. More …

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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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