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Tag Archives: events

Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2017

Thousands of foodies and wine fanatics from all over the country flocked to Noosa over the weekend to take in the much-anticipated Noosa Food and Wine Festival 2017 – and it didn’t disappoint. Over 10,000 visitors attended more than 70 events across the four-day festival, with many events sold out. A total of 45 visiting chefs from Australia’s best restaurants …

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Allianz announces 2017 sponsorship with Vivid Sydney

Allianz has announced that it will be a key supporter of Vivid Sydney, one of the world’s largest festivals of light, music and ideas. From May 26 to June 17, Vivid Sydney will transform the city into an outdoor gallery featuring vibrant light projections and installations, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, and some of the world’s most important creative industry …

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Mobile payments preferred by business travellers

The International Travel Management Study (ITMS) for 2017 has revealed almost half of business travellers worldwide have already made mobile payments (44 percent) and business travellers in the Asia Pacific region are even further ahead with 62 percent of all business travellers using this technology. However, although 44 percent have paid with a mobile device significantly more have made those …

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Million-dollar refurbishment for economy hotel

AccorHotel’s newly renovated Ibis Sydney Airport is a well-located property, providing easy access to both Sydney’s international and domestic airport. This economy accommodation is ideally suited to those guests in air transit and the priority for the $4.5 million refurbishment was to give this demographic stress-free access to optimum comfort in effortlessly stylish yet affordable accommodation. The refurbishment project began …

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Guests offered ‘hotel package of a lifetime’ with Sofitel’s Golden Ticket

One of the most anticipated luxury hotel opening of the decade – Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – is celebrating the launch of its online bookings by offering one lucky person the Golden Ticket of a lifetime. The Golden Ticket comprises 9 double pass tickets to events and quintessential Sydney experiences for two people. Some of the key events include tickets to …

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Is the cloud the best option for your business?

We all know the internet has come along leaps and bounds in the last decade but just how far have we come in terms of convenience and security? When ‘the cloud’ became a reality a few years back, many managers breathed a sigh of relief at the idea their information was safe and sound in a cushion of floating security, …

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Adele sings up a storm for Brisbane hotels

Latest STR occupancy figures indicate significant growth for Australia’s hotel sector as Adele’s record breaking tour of Australia produced an events-based boom for the cities where she performed. The largest RevPAR turnaround was recorded in Brisbane, a city that has had to contend with a fall in demand from the resources sector in recent years. Brisbane’s hotels grew their occupancy …

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TripAdvisor reveals most visited spots by travellers vs. locals

The study was based on the company’s stored mobile location data, revealing travellers’ and locals’ most frequented hotels, restaurants and attractions in major world tourism destinations. “Our mobile check-index shows the points of interest where consumers are voting with their feet and actually spending their time,” said Jeff Chow, vice president of product, consumer experience, TripAdvisor. “It’s interesting to see …

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Mantra partners with globally-celebrated Sudirman Cup

Mantra Group has partnered with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to become the official accommodation partner for the 2017 Total BWF Sudirman Cup, the world mixed badminton team championships, held on the Gold Coast from 21 to 28 May, 2017. As part of the partnership, two of the Group’s popular Surfers Paradise properties, Mantra on View Hotel (pictured) and Mantra …

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