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Discovery Parks appoints four key executive positions

Australia’s largest owner and operator of holiday and accommodation parks, Discovery Parks has announced the appointment of four key executive positions. The announcement comes off the back of a huge 2016 – which saw the company purchase rival operator Aspen Parks. Adam Koch has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer with significant International and Domestic experience spanning the retail, finance …

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Study reveals the most Instagrammed locations around the world

Sydney Opera House has come in at number 41 and Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island has ranked at Number 39 in a new study on the Most Instagrammed Tourist Attractions in the world. The study, by TravelBird ranked 470 attractions in countries around the world based on the number of hashtags on the social media platform. With …

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Invictus expected to hit Sydney room occupancy

Room occupancy in Sydney can expect a hit next year when the 4th Annual Invictus Games comes to town from October 18-29, 2018. To help prepare you for the influx of patrons, here are some key facts about the games you might not have known. HRH Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) is the Patron and Founder of the Invictus Games, …

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Qantas named ‘most attractive employer’ in Australia

Qantas has been awarded Australia’s top employer in the Randstad Awards and aviation taking out the most attractive sector for the fourth year in a row. Qantas beat the VIC Government and the ABC to second and third spots respectively, with aviation being named the top sector thanks to financial stability, reputation and travel opportunities. Australians rewarded Qantas for innovation with …

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Classic Holidays rallies behind dust and dollars for Endeavour Foundation

Classic Holidays’ CEO Ramy Filo and Resort Operations’ Morrison Duncan will get behind the wheel as ‘Team Classic’ for the fourth year in 2017, raising Dust and Dollars for Endeavour Foundation. The duo will once again gear up the ‘Silver Gremlin’ and battle the eight day event in the Great Endeavour Rally Coral Sea Adventure from Yeppoon to Hervey Bay …

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Corporate travel industry must adapt to modern sharing economy

The ‘sharing’ economy is likely to affect corporate travel agencies unless they can prepare themselves to leverage the disruption to their advantage, according to business development director at ANZ, Murray Warner. “Just as Uber disrupted the taxi business, the corporate travel industry is concerned about how the sharing economy might affect their business models. Traditionally, many businesses have relied on …

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Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklands announced for 2019

Intercontinental has signed a management agreement with family-run developer Salta Properties to open a 170-room Hotel Indigo in its new building in Docklands, the first bespoke Indigo brand hotel to open in Melbourne. The Indigo Hotel, to be included in a 26-level apartment building at 699 La Trobe Street, will be Intercontinental’s second offering of the brand in Australia and …

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First New Hotel for Geelong in 20 Years Planned

Franzé Developments has purchased a development site in Geelong’s CBD, which will be used to build the first new hotel in the city in 20 years. The development site will respond to strong demand for serviced apartments, hotel rooms and high quality office space in Geelong, as the city develops into the region’s epicentre for retail, tourism and employment. Located …

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Quest rebrand initiates next chapter for historic Hotel

The historical Grand Hotel Melbourne has officially been rebranded as a Quest property. Located in Melbourne’s CBD at 33 Spencer Street, the 4.5 Star property offers 95 apartment style accommodation options. Quest CEO, Zed Sanjana was delighted to announce the addition to the Quest Apartment Hotels group, highlighting the property’s strong appeal to Quest’s core target customer, the extended stay …

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AccorHotels adds to its Adelaide network

Country Comfort Adelaide Manor has rebranded to ibis Styles Adelaide Manor and becomes the Group’s ninth hotel in South Australia. The 46-room hotel is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment of its lobby, reception area, restaurant and bar bringing it in-line with ibis Styles’ design-led brand standards which is due to be complete in June. A full upgrade of the hotel’s guestrooms will …

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