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3 world premieres, 4 Australian exclusives and an installation of 1.1 million balls

Exclusive to Sydney this Summer, the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve will be transformed into a surreal beach comprising 1.1 million translucent balls; the essence of Sydney will be distilled into a singular scent; and a team of contemporary dancers will perform an adrenaline-fuelled ‘soccer’ match as part of the eclectic line-up at Sydney Festival 2017. A strategic partnership between Destination …

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AccorHotels and LinkedIn team up on app

All AccorHotels guests will be encouraged to use Business Check powered by LinkedIn, following the new partnerships. The mobile app allows travellers to identify people in their professional network who are based in the city they are in and suggests relevant profiles to connect with, enabling professionals to stay connected on the move. Romain Roulleau, senior vice president for e-commerce & …

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Rio hotels see larger Olympics boost than London and Beijing

Rio de Janeiro’s hotel industry saw a substantially larger impact as host of the 2016 Summer Olympics than London in 2012 and Beijing in 2008, according to data from STR. During the month of August, Rio de Janeiro hotels posted a 199.2% surge in average daily rate (ADR) to BRL1,250.26. That rate spike, coupled with a 26.6% increase in occupancy …

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Video killed the reviewer’s stars

The ability of guests to remain technologically connected has become as integral to the hotel experience as the quality of fittings or the receptionist’s welcoming smile. Upon arrival, guests are far more likely to be logging multiple devices into the wifi network than testing out the pillows or mini-bar offering. Hotel guests now expect seamless streaming of multimedia across a …

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