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2017 tech trends for hoteliers

As the world evolves technologically so does the hotel industry, and failure to keep up with the latest tech trends can leave your hotel stuck somewhere in the last decade, missing out on new business from tech-savvy consumers. Many tech trends have already taken over in the hotel business, but some newer technologies that are beginning to show themselves are …

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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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The renovation equation: turning new rooms into new profit margins

Maintaining facilities to the standards expected by guests, and determining how and when to upgrade those facilities, is one of the biggest challenges faced by any accom owner. It is a simple fact that eventually every property will need an upgrade. However, there are strategies that can be followed to minimise disruptions and maximise the potential benefits of a renovation. Accom owners that …

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Vivid Sydney’s lights heat up hoteliers’ winter nights

Last-minute demands for Sydney hotels will likely spike in coming weeks, with the ‘high voltage’ of arrivals in town for Vivid Sydney Festival. Expedia group data has revealed nearly 80% of stays were booked during the festival or within one month of the opening night in 2016, boosting occupancy and higher room rates during the traditionally quieter months, and visitor …

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Mobile payments preferred by business travellers

The International Travel Management Study (ITMS) for 2017 has revealed almost half of business travellers worldwide have already made mobile payments (44 percent) and business travellers in the Asia Pacific region are even further ahead with 62 percent of all business travellers using this technology. However, although 44 percent have paid with a mobile device significantly more have made those …

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Chinese tourists create high demand for Australian hoteliers

Australia has created an enticing formula to entice more Chinese tourists by adding more flights, offering 10-year visas and promoting a better exchange rate, however some Australian hoteliers feel there aren’t enough hotel rooms in the country to keep pace with demand from China and other large international markets. Chinese tourism to Australia is at a record high, with more …

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Choice Hotels adds more rooms to Melbourne offering

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of Australia’s largest hotel franchise groups, has announced the addition of Comfort Hotel East Melbourne to its portfolio of Victorian properties. Comfort Hotel East Melbourne is a modern and fresh take on CBD accommodation, offering 51 self-contained superior rooms and deluxe suites. Ideally situated in leafy East Melbourne, the hotel is positioned only a 15 minute …

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It’s time for hoteliers to change their perceptions of Chinese travellers

Ninety-two percent of Chinese travellers plan to increase or maintain spending; Australia remains top of the travel wish list for Chinese travellers. • Fifth annual Hotels.com Chinese International Travel Monitor confirms continuing growth of Chinese outbound travel • One-third of travellers from China say they plan to spend more on travel in the next year, despite the economic slowdown • …

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