Friday, February 23, 2018

Tag Archives: hospitality

Industry bodies praise new decision on penalty rates

Australia’s peak hospitality organisation, the Australian Hotels Association (AHA), and tourism accommodation body, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), welcomed the certainty provided by the Fair Work Commission (FWC)’s announcement on the transitional arrangements for penalty rates.

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Ovolo Group expands Australian footprint to Brisbane

Ovolo Hotels has officially expanded its reach to the Brisbane market with the purchase of the New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites. Ovolo Group’s new Brisbane addition highlights its positive outlook on what market research firm fDi Intelligence has named “One of the top five best cities in the world for global investment”.

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Use new technology to deliver authentic hospitality

It has come to pass that the number of phone calls made has declined, and at most hotels the job of PBX Operator has been folded into the front desk. Guests now receive personal calls directly on their mobile phones, and hotel websites answer most basic questions that guests used to call about such as directions or transportation. In the meantime, the number of reservations booked online has increased while voice reservations have declined.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah McCully talks shifting development at Choice Hotels

The former general manager of Star Ratings and BIG4 alumnus spoke with accomnews about her brand-new role at Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of Australia’s largest hotel franchise groups. “Coming from BIG4, I believe that I have a foundation of knowledge on why people buy into a franchise as well as an understanding of what makes a franchise model successful,” she …

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Impact of the federal budget on the accommodation industry

Bankwest’s chief economist told accomnews there are “no specific measures” targeting accom providers and owners in the new budget, despite a buoyant sector thriving on an uptick in Asian tourists, serviced apartment popularity and relatively weak tourist destination dollar. This is the conclusion of the Industry Overview Report on the accommodation industry, published by Bankwest as part of its Business Insights series. The …

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Adrian Zecha and Harry Triguboff to receive First Awards at HotelsWorld 2017

Each year at HotelsWorld, the First Awards are presented to recognise and honour the contribution of true industry pioneers. Awards are announced in the categories of Australia First and Global First. Prior recipients include: KP Ho, Paul Constantinou, Richard Hartman, the Vidor Family, Richard Bailey, David Seargeant, Rachel Argaman and the Farrell Family. First Awards move away from the concept …

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Scholarship winner innovates housekeeping trolley

The Weatherdon Project scholarship is awarded each year to a hospitality student of the International College of Management. Presented by the Weatherdon Corporation in association with the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS), the scholarship is a testimony to innovation in the hospitality industry. This year it was presented to Norwegian student, Marius Lie. Mr Lie came up with the …

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