Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tag Archives: events

Time for regional tourism to shine? NSW government appoints new promo structure

The announcement of new boards to support NSW’s regional tourism will hopefully lead to a renaissance in visitor numbers and regional investment, says Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA). Six boards were announced over the holiday period by NSW minister for trade, tourism and major events, Stuart Ayres covering Country & Outback, North Coast, Riverina-Murray, Southern NSW and Sydney Surrounds North and …

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AccorHotels restructures major lease portfolio in Australia

AccorHotels has announced a new agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”) to restructure a portfolio of 31 hotels (4,097 rooms) in Australia. The agreement involves a portfolio which was purchased by the ADIA subsidiary in 2013 and operated by AccorHotels. Under the restructure of the portfolio of 31 hotels: AccorHotels will convert 15 triple-net …

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New appointments for Sydney’s Tank Stream hotel

Sydney’s newest CBD hotel, The Tank Stream, has announced the appointment of a new general manager and new director of sales & marketing. Klaus Kinateder brings over two decades of hotel management experience to The Tank Stream. A true hotelier with a keen eye for detail and commitment to providing a great guest experience, Klaus spent over a decade with …

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Quest reveals plans for 96-room hotel at Pacific Epping Shopping Centre

Quest Apartment Hotels continues its expansion across Australia, after securing the lease terms for its newest property at Pacific Epping Shopping Centre in Melbourne. The new apartment hotel complex will boast 6,500sqm with 96-rooms. Fronting Cooper Street, the new Quest apartment hotel is positioned to benefit from the surrounding Pacific Epping retail and dining precinct, including an additional 1300sqm of …

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Hotel marketing: 10 things that worked in 2016

Marketing can often seem like a bottomless pit of possibilities. The days of investing in only a few marketing channels are long gone. Now, there are endless ways to reach potential guests and drive direct bookings, leaving some hotel marketers paralysed or flustered over the overwhelming task of choosing what to focus on. So, we’re here to narrow down the field. …

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Do you have a suite tooth?

Over the past year, I’ve stayed in 40 hotels and many fine properties have upgraded me to their suite products. With a nod to all those hoteliers who have graciously provided this bonus, I say thank you. Attempting to learn from these experiences, I ask: what makes a suite special? And, if properly differentiated, how can you fashion your suites …

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FWO clampdown on sham contracting

Outsourcing of various aspects of an accommodation provider’s business can be a most productive way of managing expenditure and better appropriating management time while still maintaining a high level of guest service. This especially applies to housekeeping and, over the years, Resort News has published many articles that have analysed the pros and cons of outsourcing with frequently the pros …

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Are you being followed by fakes?

Have we, as a society, taken things too far? Have we reached an unacceptable level of deception and indeed fraud on the internet? Is this another case of a minority destroying something that was of enormous benefit to mankind and relegating it to the ever growing junk pile evidencing our new society’s underlying desire to spoil and destroy? Is this …

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Star Entertainment Group approved to build new hotel at Jupiters Gold Coast

The Queensland government has approved The Star Entertainment Group’s application to construct a new 200-metre hotel and apartment tower at Jupiters Gold Coast as part of an ongoing transformation of the iconic property. Construction of the new 700-key complex at Broadbeach is expected to start in 2017. “I would like to thank the Queensland government for its ongoing support as …

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Equal rights for strata title owners

The inequality between strata title communities and detached housing has been a long standing issue we at SCA (Qld) have failed to understand. The differentiation starts with keeping pets and parking in unauthorised bays, then goes as far as determining whether you can smoke on your property. Detached houses are welcome to do as they like when it comes to …

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