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Tag Archives: Hotels

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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Accom Properties hits 1000 properties for sale

At just five weeks old, the Accom Properties portal already has more than 1000 accommodation property listings and 14 of the leading management rights and motel real estate agencies are now registered. There has been terrific feedback from you guys, which means Accom Properties is successfully meeting a need within the industry. This was our initial goal! Site traffic has steadily increased …

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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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Staybridge Suites launches new and ‘hugely different’ brand campaign

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the launch of the newest Staybridge Suites brand campaign, Hugely Different. Through the brand’s most extensive use of video assets to date, the multi-channel advertising campaign aims to show guests that Staybridge Suites is a different kind of hotel for a different kind of traveller. Though digital videos and radio …

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Blues on Broadbeach 2017 a roaring success

A huge turnout of festival goers were treated to free world class live entertainment across 20 diverse stages over the past four days at Blues on Broadbeach 2017. The event showcased a unique brand of festival – offering access to a wide variety of quality restaurants, accommodation, and all the facilities of the Broadbeach CBD. Patrons enjoyed accommodation ranging from …

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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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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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Two Canberra hotels take home national property awards

In a boost for Canberra’s already thriving tourism industry, two hotels – Little National Hotel and the Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport – took home national awards at the 2017 Property Council of Australia/Rider LevettBucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards in Sydney. Little National Hotel, owned and nominated by Doma Group, was presented with the KONE Award for Development Innovation, after last month winning …

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