Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tag Archives: events

Are you ready for iGen?

The generation after the millennials, known as iGen or gen ‘z’, refers to those under age 20 who are now the fastest growing generation to enter the workforce and customer base. This is a post 9/11 generation with no recollection of a time before the internet, mobile phones or digital dependence. A 2016 National Study on Technology and the Generation …

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Federal budget: what does it mean for the accommodation sector?

The ears of the business world tuned in on one night in May to listen to new treasurer Scott Morrison as he delivered his first budget. The clear message from the current government is that small businesses need to be supported to help grow the economy.  More broadly, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull wants to encourage Australians who are prepared to …

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Olympic Games off to a flying start but will it promote tourism?

The much anticipated opening ceremony for Rio’s Olympic Games went off without a significant hitch, despite many prior concerns and warnings. Never before have we seen such negative media hype for a games, so much so that it fostered a growing sense of anxiety and anticipation. The organisers must have let out a collective sigh of relief as the torch …

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Looking after your interests!

In NSW, other than in a manner set out in the agreement itself, an owners corporation can only take steps to terminate a caretaker agreement in one of two ways. First, by applying to the courts to have the agreement terminated because the caretaker has (allegedly) failed to perform a material duty after a default notice has been served on …

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Visit Sunshine Coast appoints new CEO

Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) chair, Grant Hunt, announced today that Simon Latchford had been appointed as the regional tourism organisation’s new chief executive officer. Mr Latchford, who has been with VSC as director of marketing and strategic partnerships for the past two years, had been acting in the role of CEO for the past 10 weeks. His appointment by the …

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Choice Hotels Asia-Pac adds three WA properties to portfolio

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of Australia’s largest hotel franchise groups, has announced the addition of three new properties to its portfolio in Western Australia – the Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Perth, the Quality Hotel Ambassador Perth and the Econo Lodge Karratha. The two new Perth CBD hotels, are located on Adelaide Terrace, in the heart of vibrant East Perth. …

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Exclusive interview with Carlson Rezidor’s APAC VP of development, Andy Flaig

Watch him talk about a $30m digital investment, the company’s takeover talks with HNA Group and the ‘future’ of Pokemon Go. Coinciding with HNA’s approaching acquisition of Carlson Rezidor, Mr Flaig told us about his plans for a regional Australian expansion that focuses on new-build properties and aims to adapt to and capitalise on the Chinese market. Check out the …

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How hotels can utilise technology to attract millennials

The popularity of Airbnb with Millennials has been well-documented, causing the hotel industry to rethink how it appeals to this travel-loving generation. Today, hotel brands are finding new ways to lure back this demographic, from focusing on localised design to providing unique, authentic experiences. In addition, a number of chains have started investing more heavily in technology and digital connectivity …

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The hit on Trump hotels bookings: ‘It’s going to be huuuge’

January’s Resort News asked if Donald Trump’s presidential hopes would jeopardise the future success of his hotel empire. According to new data from travel site Hipmunk, the success of Trump’s hotel business so far this year has been greatly affected by the most divisive presidential campaign in generations. Hipmonk measured the percentage of Trump bookings within its markets. For the …

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Kate and William spend a night at our last resort Hotel Du Palais, Biarritz

Turns out the hotel profiled in April’s Resorts News ‘Last Resort’ feature really is fit for royalty! With reports that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stayed at the Hotel Du Palais, Biarritz with Prince George and Princess Charlotte during their recent summer vacation. French publication Sud Ouest reported that the British royal couple arrived in a private jet last …

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