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Banyan Tree and AccorHotels announce strategic partnership

Banyan Tree Holdings has announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with AccorHotels. Under a long-term partnership, both parties intend to collaborate to develop and manage Banyan Tree branded hotels around the world. Banyan Tree will also have access to AccorHotels’ global reservations and sales network, as well as its loyalty programme Le Club AccorHotels. AccorHotels will …

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New boutique resort accommodation opens in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast

The first new luxury resort accommodation in Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in over a decade has opened in time for the Australian summer holidays. Breeze occupies a prime position on The Esplanade, overlooking Mooloolaba’s north facing beach and offering some of the safest and best swimming conditions on the Sunshine Coast. Developed by the Aria Property Group, the building …

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Engage meeting planners in LinkedIn groups

Get prime exposure in front of meeting planners by being a relevant and regular participant in meeting industry LinkedIn groups. Boosting your hotel’s group business revenues comes down to one thing: relationships. The more (and higher quality) relationships your sales team builds and maintains with meeting and event planners, the more group business you’ll book and the higher likelihood for repeat …

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Classic Heroes awarded holidays for volunteering efforts

Gold Coast-based resort and member management company, Classic Holidays, has awarded three Classic Heroes with holiday prizes at the annual International Volunteer Day celebration on the Gold Coast this week. Gold Coast Volunteer Coordinator of the Year, Steven Dalton from the Gold Coast Rural Fire Brigade Group, Gold Coast Youth Volunteer of the Year, Brenden Scoffell from Nobby Beach Surf …

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Are entry level jobs at risk with Airbnb?

Raising the argument that Airbnb’s business model does not directly support the local economy is not anything new for the hospitality industry, and even more so for real estate. However, there appears to be an additional impact on hotels, one that requires a bit of explaining. (Before we get underway, know this Airbnb is simply the largest of these alternate …

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Global hotel chains score well on LGBT equality index

Marriott and IHG, in particular, received high scores on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a national US benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. IHG, for the third consecutive year, and Marriott, for the fourth consecutive year, were …

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Break department barriers and beat your budget

Break down the silos between marketing, sales and revenue with one simple weekly practice. Non-communication between departments is commonplace in the hotel industry. You’ve most likely seen this yourself. Sales left in the dark about marketing promos. Marketing staff surprised by a revenue manager’s room rate decision. Or, front desk staff oblivious to the arrival of a very important meeting …

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Australian locals, great food, a comfy bed and wifi: how and where to have the happiest holiday

Now, global research commissioned by Booking.com, has revealed the magic ingredients to ensure holiday daydreams don’t become a holiday let-down. For many people, going on holiday is a highly anticipated moment, sometimes for months or even years, starting from research through to booking, looking at destination pictures and planning what to do during their stay. Regardless of how far in …

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