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Upgrade gets Port Arthur visitors pumping

New renovations at Port Arthur Holiday Park, including the Tasman Peninsula’s first modular pump track, are expected to inject an extra $450,000 into the regional economy. Australian Tourist Park Management (ATPM), which leases the 40-acre park site, today announced it would invest a further $1 million into upgrading facilities and accommodation at the popular tourist destination. The upgrade follows an …

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QantasLink announces Melbourne-Sunshine Coast flights

QantasLink will commence seasonal direct flights between Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast over the upcoming peak summer holiday period, following the success of the direct Sydney services launched last year. QantasLink will operate four return flights per week between Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast from December 16, 2016 to January 21, 2017 on its two class Boeing 717 aircraft. In …

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Pan Pacific Hotels Group appoints new vice president, operations and area general manager

British hotelier Greg Allan joins the group as vice president operations (ASEAN) while Pan Pacific Singapore’s general manager, Gino Tan, is promoted to area general manager (Singapore). Pan Pacific Hotels Group is delighted to announce two key appointments. Greg Allan joins the group as vice president, operations (ASEAN) while Gino Tan is promoted to area general manager (Singapore); moves that …

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AccorHotels to acquire loyalty market firm John Paul

AccorHotels has announced it has begun exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of John Paul, a leading player in premium customer and employee loyalty services. The company’s Enterprise Value should be close to $150 million i.e. a 2017e EV/EBITDA multiple of c. 11X. Accorhotels should acquire about 80% of John Paul, the remaining stake being kept by David Amsellem, the founder …

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Hamilton Island occupancy rate hits record high

For its end of financial year 2016 market update, Hamilton Island announced it has achieved the highest hotel occupancy levels on record of 93.2%, representing an 8% increase on the previous year’s record-breaking figure. Hamilton Island’s CEO, Glenn Bourke, said it was pleasing to see the Island continuing to achieve incredibly strong occupancy results year after year, with the Island …

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Mixed hotel performance for APAC in Q2 2016

Hotels in the Asia Pacific region recorded mixed Q2 2016 results when reported in US dollar constant currency, according to data from STR. Compared with the three key performance metrics from Q2 2015, the Asia Pacific region reported a 1.3% increase in occupancy to 68.3%. Average daily rate was down 1.1% to US$96.95. Revenue per available room was nearly flat …

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Star Ratings Australia appoints Sarah McCully as general manager

Ms McCully will lead the independent accommodation rating provider, taking over her duties as general manager at Star Ratings with immediate effect. McCully, who was previously general manager – park acquisition and support services at BIG4 Holiday Parks, brings 20 years’ experience to Star Ratings and will focus on reinforcing the value of Star Ratings to both accommodation providers and …

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Pre-retirees cashing in on booming sharing economy

Baby boomers are leaping on the sharing economy bandwagon and taking advantage of new opportunities to boost their wealth and pre-retirement income, according to the latest RateSetter Sharing Economy Trust Index. The RateSetter Sharing Economy Trust Index is a bi-annual report that measures the attitudes and behaviour of Australians towards sharing economy services such as Uber, Airbnb and eBay. Released …

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Outrigger Resorts wins best hotel/resort group

In a field of finalists at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents’ National Tourism Industry Awards for Excellence that included AccorHotels, Club Med, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Leading Hotels of the world, Outrigger Resorts was named the winner in best hotel/resort group category. More than 500 industry representatives turned out at Darling Harbour Sydney to recognise and celebrate excellence …

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