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A happy landing for your website

A new twist from an old client on an old topic. What is the difference between a ‘home’ page and a ‘landing’ page? No, he did not want me to design a site for him but he had a new venture partner who was using terminology he did not understand. Therefore, could I please enlighten him even though his partner …

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Mantra secures management rights of $600m Brisbane project

Luxury property developer Gurner has announced the successful sale of the building management rights to its $600m ‘FV’ project in Brisbane to Mantra Group’s high-end ‘Peppers’ brand. The management rights span 970 apartments across the project’s three towers, as well as portions of the 4,000sqm of commercial space and leisure facilities comprising proposed multiple food and beverage premises, conference and …

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How you can use your hotel restaurant to increase bookings?

A study by Leonardo looked at what images travel shoppers viewed the most. Obviously, the number one result was guest rooms but the second most viewed was restaurant photos. This indicates that travel boils down to two primary needs; people want a nice place to sleep and they want a nice place to eat. Most of the time the hotel restaurant is …

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$500m+ deal announced between Palisade and Sunshine Coast Airport

Palisade Investment Partners will be the Sunshine Coast Airport’s commercial operating partner in a deal worth more than half a billion dollars. Under the deal, the airport will continue to be owned by Sunshine Coast Council, with Palisade operating the asset under a 99 year lease. Palisade will be responsible for operating, investing and developing the airport and will oversee …

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78% of all guest reviews came from top four review sites in 2016, says Revinate

The software as a service company studied nearly 40 million online guest reviews published last year globally, in its 2017 Global Hotel Reputation Benchmark Report. Some findings: Regarding review distribution, a solid 78% of all reviews in 2016 came from the top four review sites – a percentage that increased by 7.7% compared to the previous year. Guests are still …

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Australian tourism growth at an all-time high

Tourism is a significant industry for Australia, generating $98 billion in spending and contributing nearly $38 billion to Australia’s GDP. The sector directly employs over 500,000 people and earns nearly 12 percent of our total export earnings, making it Australia’s largest service export industry. Tourism helps to fund critical economic infrastructure like airports, roads and hotels, and provides the people-to-people …

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Premier of South Australia Jay Weatherill joins Port Adelaide player Chad Cornes to officially open Quest Port Adelaide

Premier of South Australia Jay Weatherill and Port Adelaide Premiership player, Chad Cornes joined Quest CEO, Zed Sanjana to officially open Quest Port Adelaide, located at 36 North Parade. Mr Sanjana was delighted to formally open Quest Port Adelaide, the company’s sixth property in South Australia. “Boasting over 7000 industrial and commercial enterprises in the area and strong growth in …

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Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane enters Star Ratings 2017 Gold List

Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane, the first property to be launched in Queensland by Swiss-Belhotel International, has been listed on Star Ratings Australia’s 2017 Gold List of Australian Accommodation. The list is reserved for prominent properties that achieve the highest Travellers’ Rating scores, and Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane is currently ranked 6th for Queensland hotels. To secure a place on the Gold List, properties must …

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Mantra reveals its top 5 pools as heatwave hits Australia

From sandy-beach lagoons to rooftop pools in the city and infinity swimming pools perched above the beach, Mantra Group announces some of its best pools to cool down in during an Aussie heatwave. Peppers Beach Club & Spa, Palm Cove QLD The balmy weather in Tropical North Queensland calls for more than just one swimming pool. Peppers Beach Club & …

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NTIA 2017: new venue and nominations now open

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents has formally announced that the brand new International Convention Centre, Sydney will be the host venue for the 2017 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA). “If we thought the event couldn’t get any bigger, it just did,” said Jayson Westbury, AFTA chief executive. “The Gala Dinner location will be held in the purpose built International …

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