Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag Archives: events

Motels: understanding return on investment

What determines the market’s willingness to pay a particular price for a motel? The return on investment (ROI) that the market requires to invest in a particular asset, such as a motel, is a decision based on a number of factors. The combination of these factors decides the resultant ROI. The question of what ROI is expected by the market …

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British Backpacker killed in North Queensland

The stabbing death this week of young British backpacker, Mia Ayliffe-Chung, in a North Queensland backpacker hostel sent chills through every parent. Only 21 and described as soulful and bubbly, with a passion for Australia, Mia had only arrived in Home Hill, South of Townsville from the Gold Coast a week prior to the incident and like many young backpackers …

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Next Hotel Brisbane to offer guests limo service

Next Hotel Brisbane has launched Next Journey, a chauffeured Tesla limousine service with “zero emissions for the journey and zero compromises for guests”. The automobile is accessible to both guests and the general public for airport transfers or a day trip to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast. The hotel’s concept is to connect guests to the hotel, with check-in …

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Is your web presence strong enough?

Online marketing presence is critical to your business’s success or demise. You will have heard it said before: “First impressions are everything.” It’s true, the first point of contact is almost always online so it needs to turn on new business, not turn business prospects away. Everything you need for a fierce web presence: Check out how your website looks …

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How to convert business travellers to bleisure guests

Of all three travel segments that bring dollars to your property, the corporate market holds the most year-round promise. Corporate travel is often the most dependable year after year, and business guests tend to spend more at your property since they get reimbursed for most of their costs. Want more corporate business? Convince your business travellers to extend their stay …

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Do new surcharge regulations go far enough?

No-one likes being confronted by extra charges when they check out of their accommodation, especially if it is for something they expected to be provided in the normal course of business or for an extra item that was not used. Add-on surcharges by accommodation providers are certainly on the increase as they try and recoup “losses” they incur by trying …

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Transferring contracts: caretaking services

The information service of my office has received a number of enquiries lately for general information about the transfer of caretaking service contracts. To start with the basics, as you will probably be aware, the definition of a ‘caretaking service contractor’ is a service contractor for a community titles scheme who is also a letting agent for the scheme or …

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Quest’s plan to add 790 rooms to WA market

The apartment hotel operator will add 790 rooms to the local market over the next two years with eight brand new properties in the WA pipeline. The newest property, Quest Mounts Bay Road, is Quest’s second in the Perth CBD, joining Quest West End to offer guests a wider range of options, while meeting a growing demand for quality accommodation …

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Luxperience announces exhibitor and tourism destination award finalists

Luxperience is thrilled to announce the exhibitor and destination finalists for this year. The prestigious awards acknowledge excellence in the development and promotion of the finest products that the luxury travel industry has to offer and are judged by an esteemed panel of travel industry experts. Exhibitor category finalists… Inspiring Award: Residences by Anantara, Thailand; Alkina Lodge, Australia; Over the …

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