Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tag Archives: Hotels

Pullman & ibis Brisbane Airport on track for 1 October 2017 opening

Lord mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk officially toured the grounds of Pullman and ibis Brisbane Airport and said the 5 and 3.5-star hotels will give a significant boost to the local economy as well as act as a premier gateway to further exploration in the Sunshine State. Construction of Pullman and ibis Brisbane Airport and the adjoining 300-seat conference centre …

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Who’s playing Easter games with guests?

Easter is rapidly approaching, so the NSW Crown Holiday Parks (NSWCHPT) group has decided to offer a ‘Kids Stay Free’ package over the April School Holidays across its 36 NSW Holiday Parks. Are any other providers doing similar things to attract families over the holiday weekend? Comment and let us know what you have planned for guests over the holidays! …

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Clear pathway to improved fire warning systems

Despite tragedies like the Childers Palace Backpacker’s hostel fire disaster on June 23, 2000, in which 15 backpackers perished, there are still accommodation providers that put the safety of their guests in dire peril. In June 2015, Queensland’s fire chief Katarina Carroll won a Supreme Court injunction to permanently shut down a budget accommodation fire trap in the Lockyer Valley, …

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One year until the commonwealth games: tourism hopes run high

With one year to go until the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mantra Group chief executive officer Bob East is predicting Queensland tourism will hit a record high after the Games. Mr East said reputation built up during the event will help to attract record numbers of tourists to the state. “The Commonwealth Games will provide a …

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The painful truth about hotel loyalty programs

For years, marketing gurus and experts have taught hoteliers to focus on driving bookings from their loyal customers. These are the guests who book a few times during the year. Admittedly, this seems like one of the smartest and most sound hotel marketing strategies around to boost direct bookings – market to the people who already know and love you. The …

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Why you should dig deep and analyse the way guests search online

Traveller search and booking behaviour can encompass a huge amount of variables at times, and hotels need to dig deep into analysis to ensure they’re targeting their markets properly. Because the path to purchase is often long and diverse, it can be hard for hotels to pin down one area they need to focus on. The amount of factors that …

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The stars align for Gold Coast icon

The future is bright for one of South East Queensland’s most iconic destinations, as Jupiters prepares to transition to a new name and brand, becoming The Star Gold Coast from March 30, 2017. Having played a pivotal role in shaping the face of the City since opening in 1985, the transition to The Star comes as the property redevelopment enters …

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Holiday Inn Express brand launches new campaign

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the launch of the newest Holiday Inn Express brand campaign, Be The Readiest, and its partnership with Jukin Media, a digital entertainment company. The newest iteration of the beloved Stay Smart campaign shows how the Holiday Inn Express brand helps its guests go from ready to the readiest in a series of creative vignettes— produced …

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New dining room & intimate function space for Sydney’s Tank Stream Hotel

Sydney’s newest international hotel – The Tank Stream Hotel – is offering city businesses a private dining room, boardroom and function space as part of its Le Petit Flot restaurant. The atmospheric private dining room can seat 24 in a boardroom format, 32 in banquet style and up to 40 for cocktails. Full A/V facilities can be arranged for launches …

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EXCLUSIVE: Brett Pointon talks creating new brands in an old industry

There is a new hotel group on the block: Imagine Hotels & Resorts. Its first Australian property, Imagine Marco is now open for business in Southbank Melbourne. Industry stalwart Brett Pointon is its CEO and founder, and this month he took some time out of his busy schedule to talk exclusively with Resort News about his exciting new venture and …

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