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Tag Archives: Hotels

Pan Pacific Hotels Group appoints new vice president, operations and area general manager

British hotelier Greg Allan joins the group as vice president operations (ASEAN) while Pan Pacific Singapore’s general manager, Gino Tan, is promoted to area general manager (Singapore). Pan Pacific Hotels Group is delighted to announce two key appointments. Greg Allan joins the group as vice president, operations (ASEAN) while Gino Tan is promoted to area general manager (Singapore); moves that …

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AccorHotels to acquire loyalty market firm John Paul

AccorHotels has announced it has begun exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of John Paul, a leading player in premium customer and employee loyalty services. The company’s Enterprise Value should be close to $150 million i.e. a 2017e EV/EBITDA multiple of c. 11X. Accorhotels should acquire about 80% of John Paul, the remaining stake being kept by David Amsellem, the founder …

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Hamilton Island occupancy rate hits record high

For its end of financial year 2016 market update, Hamilton Island announced it has achieved the highest hotel occupancy levels on record of 93.2%, representing an 8% increase on the previous year’s record-breaking figure. Hamilton Island’s CEO, Glenn Bourke, said it was pleasing to see the Island continuing to achieve incredibly strong occupancy results year after year, with the Island …

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Star Ratings Australia appoints Sarah McCully as general manager

Ms McCully will lead the independent accommodation rating provider, taking over her duties as general manager at Star Ratings with immediate effect. McCully, who was previously general manager – park acquisition and support services at BIG4 Holiday Parks, brings 20 years’ experience to Star Ratings and will focus on reinforcing the value of Star Ratings to both accommodation providers and …

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Pre-retirees cashing in on booming sharing economy

Baby boomers are leaping on the sharing economy bandwagon and taking advantage of new opportunities to boost their wealth and pre-retirement income, according to the latest RateSetter Sharing Economy Trust Index. The RateSetter Sharing Economy Trust Index is a bi-annual report that measures the attitudes and behaviour of Australians towards sharing economy services such as Uber, Airbnb and eBay. Released …

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The one question that terrifies hotel marketers

You’re precise with your numbers. You’re diligent and know where every cent of your hotel marketing budget is spent. Your owners and hotel asset managers decided to trust you with their investments and now rely on you to make the right decisions to turn the largest profit possible. However, there is one paralysing question that can make even the most …

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Join the fun: go Pokemon crazy!

If you haven’t heard about the latest millennial obsession, Pokemon Go, then you must be living under a rock. It exploded into our lives July 6 and presents us with yet another novel challenge but also an exciting marketing opportunity. The game sends usually socially awkward, phone clutching players out into the real world in search of virtual reality Pokemon …

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5 ways to make sure your hotel packages pack a punch

Does your property offer packages? By ‘packages’ we mean special rates for accommodation paired with something extra. That extra could have some in-house value such as free breakfast or parking or it could be an off-premise experience, such as tickets to a local attraction. We’ll go out on a limb and just say it – packages are passé. At least, …

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The trick for building innovation bench-strength

There has been much discussion lately about disruptors, present and future, to the hospitality industry and what this means for leaders and strategic planning. What measures should an organisation take to position itself to compete in this ‘continuously disruptive’ environment? A quick answer that comes to many is ‘better use of technology’ – to digitally transform the business. However this …

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