Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Sofitel celebrates Peter Kuruvita’s SBS Coastal Kitchen series launch

The luxurious Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, now home to celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita’s restaurant, Noosa Beach House, is celebrating the premiere of his exciting new television series on SBS with the launch of a fresh, seasonal new menu for guests, inspired by the show. Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen is a celebration of Peter’s recent Noosa sea change, and his passion …

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Asia Pacific hotel pipeline for October 2016

STR’s October 2016 Pipeline Report shows 595,213 rooms in 2,654 projects Under Contract in the Asia Pacific region. The total represents a 5.4% increase in rooms Under Contract compared with October 2015. Under Contract data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include projects in the Unconfirmed stage. The region reported 252,195 rooms …

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Give guests less options, not more

Travellers today prefer simple transactions and are driven away by clutter, especially a clutter of choices. Studies show that when people are faced with too many options, they experience decision paralysis. Meaning, they delay making a decision and a purchase for days, weeks and months. Or worse, decide not to make a decision at all! Go through your own booking process and …

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What about outdoor furniture?

Visitors understand a country by experiencing its lifestyle, Australia’s lifestyle is shaped by its history, politics, wealth, climate and culture, and part of why it is such a great place to live or visit is because of the freedom and choice it offers. Of course, climate is an important part of the Australian identity and why a large chunk of …

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Hospitality front and centre in fight against sex trafficking

This is a global problem and you can be part of the solution. New app TraffickCam is just one initiative that promises to help catch sex traffickers that operate out of hotel rooms. Human trafficking is a hidden crime that can occur anywhere – sometimes right under your nose. It is a widespread and extremely profitable crime with Unicef estimating …

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Design for success: the importance of getting it right the first time

Time and time again throughout my career I have seen the impact poor planning and a lack of conceptual thinking at the earliest stages of a new project has on the future resort or hotel operations and even its long-term viability. This led me to return to study interior architecture after completing a degree in hotel management as I could …

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Choice Hotels partners with Chinese OTA

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac CEO, Trent Fraser

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of Australia’s largest hotel franchise groups, has announced a new global agreement with Chinese online travel agency (OTA), Ctrip. The new initiative will allow Chinese tourists to find, book and stay at any of Choice Hotels’ 230 Australian properties, quickly and easily. It is the first partnership Choice Hotels Asia-Pac has made with a Chinese tourism …

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New brand promotes the pioneering spirit of outback Queensland

Today Kinnon & Co launched a new tourism brand for its holidays and experiences. The ‘Outback Pioneers’ brand is designed to capture the essence of outback Queensland and its heritage. Owner and present day outback pioneer, Richard Kinnon, said they are building a world-class brand that will help give the region a stronger profile so people realise there’s more to …

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Small occupancy decrease for Melbourne

STR’s preliminary October 2016 data for Melbourne, Australia, indicates solid performance despite a decline in year-over-year comparisons. Based on daily data from October, Melbourne reported the following: increases in supply (+3.2%) and demand (+1.5%); a 1.7% decrease in occupancy to 87.3%; a 0.7% increase in average daily rate (ADR) to AUD206.45; and a 1.1% decrease in revenue per available room …

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Taking the next step: are you ready?

Human ambition is an interesting thing. Even while confronting the terror and stress of a new role or business venture, many of us are already thinking about the next step. I reckon it’s all part of our innate survival instinct ingrained into us as a species. I’ll bet that even while our distance Neanderthal cousins were dragging that Brontosaurus back …

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