Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tag Archives: hotel industry

Increase tourism funds or risk missing out, Victoria warned

Victoria should back a funding plan designed to boost tourism over the next four years or risk losing the hosting rights for major events, says a leading industry voice. The Accommodation Association of Australia is pressing Victoria’s political leaders to throw their support behind an enhanced four-year funding proposal for Visit Victoria and the Melbourne Convention Bureau. Association CEO Richard …

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Is this the most offensive hotel name in Australia?

An Adelaide hotel has been branded “derogatory” and “offensive” for its new choice of name. The innocuously-titled Hampshire Hotel on Grote Street was recently relaunched as Hotel Longtime by Vietnamese-born owner Tin Chu and her husband Alex Fahey. The venue boasts a ping pong club room dubbed the “gentleman’s lodge” and neon signs with phrases such as “long time good …

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Taking another look at Airbnb’s advertising

I have to hand it to the folks running Airbnb. Their brilliance in communicating their message makes all of us in the hotel business look a bit amateurish. And incredibly for that matter, Airbnb's latest TV missive has nothing to do with travel or even accommodations.

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