Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Creating a water park: white knuckle or lazy days?

Australia is renowned for the outdoor holiday experiences made available because of its unique and beautiful environment. Adventurous families especially enjoy activities that everyone can participate in and a water park can provide a welcome addition to any idyllic family holiday. Why do families love water parks? Simply because there is something fun for all the family – appealing to …

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Why you should dig deep and analyse the way guests search online

Traveller search and booking behaviour can encompass a huge amount of variables at times, and hotels need to dig deep into analysis to ensure they’re targeting their markets properly. Because the path to purchase is often long and diverse, it can be hard for hotels to pin down one area they need to focus on. The amount of factors that …

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The stars align for Gold Coast icon

The future is bright for one of South East Queensland’s most iconic destinations, as Jupiters prepares to transition to a new name and brand, becoming The Star Gold Coast from March 30, 2017. Having played a pivotal role in shaping the face of the City since opening in 1985, the transition to The Star comes as the property redevelopment enters …

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Holiday Inn Express brand launches new campaign

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the launch of the newest Holiday Inn Express brand campaign, Be The Readiest, and its partnership with Jukin Media, a digital entertainment company. The newest iteration of the beloved Stay Smart campaign shows how the Holiday Inn Express brand helps its guests go from ready to the readiest in a series of creative vignettes— produced …

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New dining room & intimate function space for Sydney’s Tank Stream Hotel

Sydney’s newest international hotel – The Tank Stream Hotel – is offering city businesses a private dining room, boardroom and function space as part of its Le Petit Flot restaurant. The atmospheric private dining room can seat 24 in a boardroom format, 32 in banquet style and up to 40 for cocktails. Full A/V facilities can be arranged for launches …

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EXCLUSIVE: Brett Pointon talks creating new brands in an old industry

There is a new hotel group on the block: Imagine Hotels & Resorts. Its first Australian property, Imagine Marco is now open for business in Southbank Melbourne. Industry stalwart Brett Pointon is its CEO and founder, and this month he took some time out of his busy schedule to talk exclusively with Resort News about his exciting new venture and …

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Watch what happens when OTA users actually shop online

Everybody has theories about why so many people prefer to shop for hotels on OTAs… but have you ever actually seen them do it? To find out why so many guests prefer booking hotel stays on an OTA instead of a hotel brand/direct website, Tambourine hired UserTesting.com, a well-known website testing company that records unbiased (but demographically relevant) consumers while they …

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LED lighting vs. halogen

Designing a lighting fit-out or upgrade for a hotel can be an epic adventure but it’s an adventure that requires some knowledge and planning. Rose-coloured glasses will not look favourably upon a stark glare from overhead lights, or lights so dim that your guests are squinting to see their travelling companions. Lighting matters, and it requires a degree of expertise …

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What does Expedia’s new sentiment analysis tool actually do?

Expedia has announced Guest Review Insights, a new sentiment analysis tool it claims will help hotels manage and improve their online reputation, and as a result, attract more travellers while maximising guest experiences on property. Guest reviews are valuable to both hotels and potential guests, but extracting actionable insights from them can be time consuming and costly, leaving many hotels …

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TFE hotels to open first Adina Apartment Hotel Grand in Canberra

TFE Hotels will operate a beautiful new Adina Apartment Hotel Grand, Canberra, further expanding the brand’s operation to the Australian Capital Territory. The contemporary new design hotel will be part of an exciting $300 million development by Capital Property Group at the corner of Constitution Place and London Circuit, where two purpose-built buildings will set a new standard in environmental …

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