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Tag Archives: Australia

Oaks opens 7th Melbourne property, Oaks Southbank

Seven is the magic number for accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts, a division of Minor Hotels strengthening its presence in Victoria with the opening of its seventh Melbourne property, new-build Oaks Southbank. Located on City Road, Oaks Southbank features 87 keys and rises over 37 floors, presenting guests with panoramas of the lively city, urban skyscrapers and, in some …

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What every accom provider should be doing before 2016 ends

Here are five must-do tasks to ramp up for your 2017 revenue goals: Evaluate the true needs of your hotel’s business mix We often see hotels that invest too much of their marketing focus and resources on attracting leisure business. Meanwhile, their corporate sales and group sales teams are left having to hastily create disjointed lead campaigns on their own. …

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Return of the Great Aussie drive-holiday fuels decade-long record

The Sunshine Coast has achieved its best domestic visitor figures for over a decade, growing arrivals by 7.8% for the year to the end of June 2016, according to Tourism Research Australia’s National Visitor Survey, released this week. The total of 3.1 million visitors for 2015-16 is the highest figure since March 2005, with holiday visitors growing at an even …

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New resort manager appointed to Wyndham Vacation Resorts Sydney

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has announced the appointment of Jerry Estrada as the new resort manager of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Sydney, located on Wentworth Avenue in the city’s CBD. Jerry comes to Wyndham Sydney with more than 18 years’ experience in hospitality, including eight years in managerial positions in four-and-a-half star properties in Australia and overseas. Most recently, Jerry …

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Melbourne reports increase in supply and demand

STR’s preliminary August 2016 data for Melbourne, Australia, indicates flat year-over-year performance. Based on daily data from August, Melbourne reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: increases in supply (+2.7%) and demand (+2.7%); flat occupancy at 82.9%; a 0.1% decrease in average daily rate (ADR) to AUD178.20; and flat revenue per available room (RevPAR) at AUD147.72. Saturday nights during the month …

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Oakwood appoints two new sales managers

Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane has announced the appointment of Srinivas Kodali and Gemma McCourt as sales managers to their team. With more than 15 years in the industry, Srinivas Kodali is highly experienced in sales and operations with a broad understanding of the complete hospitality experience. Sri joins Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane, based in Sydney after heading up …

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New owners make their mark on Mooloolaba’s Beachcomber on the Spit

Anthony and Fiona Barnet are the new managers of Mooloolaba’s ideally situated Beachcomber on the Spit resort. Wonderfully located in the exclusive spit precinct between Mooloolaba’s award-winning beach and the incredibly picturesque Mooloolah River, this is a very attractive and absolutely beachfront resort. The couple consider themselves very fortunate to have found a resort that is exactly the opportunity they …

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TED partners with Marriott Hotels for unusual project

Marriott Hotels announced a partnership with TED, which will bring TED Talks, blogs and original quotes to hotel guests worldwide. “The content is curated by TED, according to selected themes that are topical and relevant to guests, including curiosity, innovation, travel and entrepreneurship. The themes change every quarter,” Marriott noted in a statement this week. “At Marriott Hotels, everything we …

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Cherish the lazy days at 19th Avenue on the Beach

These Gold Coast apartments are incomparable. No other holiday accommodation is quite like 19th Avenue on the Beach. Located on the sandy and spectacular Palm Beach, Chris and Wendy Ward are the resort managers of 19th Avenue on the Beach, the 16-storey property offering one, two and three-bedroom holiday accommodation for guests wanting to experience a very special beachside getaway. …

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Classic Holidays’ Carole Smith elected as new ATHOC president

Ms Smith has been elected as the new president of the Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC). The election was announced at the annual ATHOC Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand on Tuesday, and will take effect immediately. “I’m looking forward to taking on this role and providing guidance and leadership to the Australian timeshare industry,” said Ms Smith. Currently the …

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