Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Gold, Silver, Bronze for BIG4 at Australian Tourism Awards

BIG4 Holiday Parks demonstrated its category leadership as the network took home the top three ‘Caravan & Holiday Parks’ spots at the 2016 Australian Tourism Awards, held in Darwin this weekend. For the second year in a row, BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park was crowned gold, while BIG4 Adventure Whitsundays took out Silver and BIG4 Beacon Resort the Bronze. CEO of …

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New Australian Boutique Hotel Brand launches in Cronulla

Event Hospitality & Entertainment has announced a new boutique hotel brand for modern business and leisure travel, Eventhouse Hotels. After extensive revitalisation, Rydges Cronulla has transformed into Eventhouse Cronulla marking the first of the Eventhouse Hotels. Fresh, inspired and coastal cool sets the scene for the first Eventhouse; a beach-chic design by Shelley Indyk in collaboration with Anna Roberts, both …

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Industry responds to penalty rate reveal

In the days following Fair Work Commission’s decision signalling penalty rate reform, the accommodation industry has had a mixed response. The issue is one that seeks to balance the need for a healthy market with competitive hours and fair wages. Some concern for hospitality workers The FWC has officially backed a submission to reduce Sunday penalty rates for full-time and …

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Are you doing these five things to market your accom?

From claiming your business on Google to YouTube and social media images, Bronwyn White takes you through five key steps for tourism success. Claim your business on Google My Business Google is usually the starting point for most web users when searching for products online. If you want these users to find you, you need to help Google to locate …

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Will direct flights from Melbourne land jobs, economic boost for Townsville?

The Palaszczuk government has attracted a major aviation coup for north Queensland, with new direct flights by Tigerair from Melbourne to Townsville set to boost the local economy. Premier Palaszczuk said the new flights – the first domestic service to be supported by the Queensland Government’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF) – would inject millions of dollars into the economy. …

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Pullman Melbourne On The Park set for $6m transformation

The 419-room landmark hotel’s ground floor interior spaces – reception, arrival area, bar and restaurant – will be completely transformed, whilst respecting the hotel’s rich heritage, under the direction of national design practice ROTHELOWMAN, who have been appointed to manage the project. The Pullman brand is set to make a bold statement, announcing innovative plans to transform the ground floor …

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Brisbane hotel unearths artistic talent within its maintenance team

Since commissioning acclaimed Australian street artists Rone, Fintan Magee, Numskull and Beastman during its development in 2014, TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel, Brisbane has become a well-known supporter of the arts. Its striking murals can be seen blocks away from its location on Constance Street. Now, in an interesting twist, the hotel’s management has discovered that its own maintenance manager is …

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Design trends for luxury resort destinations

Whether you are thinking of remodelling or building a new resort in 2017 think carefully before following the latest ‘trends’ unless you have deep pockets and subscribe to the industry expectation that your resort will be undergoing a significant refurbishment within three to five years. Designing to a current trend can date your property very quickly, and in today’s ever …

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Big revenue management: where the rubber meets the road with big data

Sure, big data can be a marketing powerhouse, helping reach the right guest at the right time. Is there anything more important, really? Yes! Reaching the right guest at the right time with the right rate. However, that rate should not only be the product of what the guest will pay (because this can lead to a hotel full of …

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Accommodation mark-up

When we hear the term ‘mark-up’ we think of the amount added to a product on top of the cost to make a profit. In the case of motels or accommodation businesses, the product is the unit being rented.  The cost to rent that unit needs to be calculated to be able to determine a suitable mark-up to achieve a …

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