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Make your 2017-2018 hotel budget count

As a hotel manager, or hotel financial planner, your budget should represent an ever-changing modern market that is becoming more and more technologically advanced by the day. And as tech changes so dramatically, you almost need to be a mystic to work out what kinds of technologies and platforms you need to budget for over the next year. A hotelier’s …

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AAoA says accom industry will benefit from infrastructure funding

The accommodation industry is set to benefit from the Federal Budget’s significant investment in infrastructure, according to the Accommodation Association of Australia. The association said Sydney and New South Wales, together with regional Queensland, are among the areas that stand to gain the most. Projects that were awarded funding include projects of investment in new infrastructure and upgrades of existing infrastructure, …

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Stamford Plaza Sydney wins best airport hotel

Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport has won the award of Best Airport Hotel in Australia/Pacific for the 4th year running in the SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Worldhotels announced the awards, which stretch across the Asia Pacific region, as affiliate hotels attained top honours and remarkable achievements from prominent and influential industry leaders. This includes Conde Nast Traveller China, TripAdvisor, The Telegraph …

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Seal Rocks a tourism and hospitality winner

North Coast Holiday Parks (NCHP) Seal Rocks has been recognised with a significant industry accolade following their joint win in the ‘Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality’ category at the Mid Coast Business Awards. The Mid Coast Business Awards is a celebration of outstanding businesses within the Manning, Gloucester and Great Lakes Regions, with the awards night held on Friday May …

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299 room Holiday Inn Express hotel announced for 2020

IHG and partner Pro-invest have announced plans to open Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins in 2020. The select service hotel will add 299 rooms to Melbourne’s boutique Little Collins Street. Running parallel to prominent and iconic Collins Street, the area is home to major retailers, boutique designers and corporate offices, as well as being a stone’s throw from Southern …

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Melbourne hotels: occupancy increase, RevPAR decline

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New research released by STR analysts has found that Melbourne’s hotel market reported negative performance results when it comes to RevPAR, but increases in occupancy, according to preliminary April 2017 data. Occupancy decreased 2.6% to 80.9%, ADR increased just 0.6% to 176.23 Australian dollars ($129.90) and RevPAR dropped 2% to AU$142.51 ($105.05). According to the research, April was the second …

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Tripadvisor reviews reach half a billion – and counting

TripAdvisor this week announced that it now has more than 500 million reviews and opinions on its website, and receives 290 pieces of user-generated content every minute of every day. And coming out on top of the list in Australia for number of reviews, is a hotel in Sydney. The Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney has received more than 7,500 traveller …

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Cleaning tips for hotel housekeepers

Hotel housekeeping is almost an artform and it certainly can be testing at times but with the right methods, a few secret weapons and some simple tips, you could find cleaning hotel rooms much easier; especially if you are new to the industry. A few tips: Clear the clutter first. Clean out the bins and get rid of any dirty …

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A guide to cross channel marketing

Cross channel marketing. Those three words strike fear into the hearts of many accommodation providers. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Cross channel marketing isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Once you’ve got your head around the concept, it’s just a matter of harnessing the opportunities cross channel marketing provides to increase your customer base and loyalty to …

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Visit Sunshine Coast partners with Wotif for winter marketing

Visit Sunshine Coast has launched a new version of its popular destination marketing campaign, Come to Life, with major discounts on accommodation, attractions and tours to attract visitors to the region over the winter period. Targeting southern states, the Come to Life ‘2.0’ brand campaign includes television commercials, still photography, print and a major online campaign through Wotif. Bookings need to be …

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