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Qantas wifi brings Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify on board

The national carrier’s customers on wifi-enabled domestic flights will be able to watch their favourite shows, avoid missing out on live sport and listen to almost any song they like, with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify coming on board to provide content in 2017. With speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional inflight wifi, Qantas will offer customers video and …

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NRMA enters agreement to acquire holiday park operator

The NRMA has reached an agreement to acquire Australian Tourist Park Management (ATPM) in a move that will see the mobility group significantly increase its travel and tourism portfolio in Australia. ATPM has been a leader in the management and ownership of Holiday Parks around Australia for over 20 years and it currently successfully manages NRMA’s portfolio of four award-winning …

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Wyndham Surfers Paradise wins International Interior Design Award

The hotel has won an international award for best interior design at the Perspective Magazine Awards held in Orlando, Florida this month. Wyndham Surfers Paradise is a mixed-use property offering stylish apartment accommodation to hotel guests, along with timeshare owners in the WordMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham, CLUB WYNDHAM ASIA and RCI Exchange guests. The hotel’s recently refurbished two-bedroom …

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New ECU China tourism researcher sees opportunities in WA

One of the world’s leading researchers on Chinese tourism has joined ECU as the University’s 11th Professorial Research Fellow. Professor Sam Huang has joined the School of Business and Law from the University of South Australia where he convened the first Australia-China Tourism Forum in 2016. As a prolific author of more than 100 research publications, Professor Huang keeps close …

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Skydive Australia announces new locations in Noosa, Fraser Island and Bribie

A national adventure tourism company and winner of Best Tourism Activity Australia-wide at the 2016 Golden Backpack Awards, has announced the launch of three new drop zones in Noosa, Fraser Island and Bribie. Thrill-seekers at the new locations will be able to join the hundreds of thousands of customers who have already taken the 14,000ft plunge. Having acquired New Zealand’s …

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Quest celebrates official openings of Griffith and Dandenong Central

The Griffith opening was a continuation of Quest’s assertive growth strategy in New South Wales, and is a prime example of Quest’s promise to go where the corporate market needs its unique style of apartment hotel accommodation. The new property, which opened on November 28, 2016 is Quest’s twenty-sixth in New South Wales, providing yet another premium apartment hotel offering …

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Andrew McTaggart joins Mantra as a development manager

The company has welcomed Andrew McTaggart to its acquisitions team. Andrew is well credentialed in hotel operations, finance, development and acquisitions after many years in senior executive positions with Hilton, SPHC, Accor and Accor Premier Vacation Club in roles including hotel general manager, general manager of acquisitions and chief financial officer. According to a recent company statement, Andrew is looking …

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Mantra results for half-year ending Dec 31, 2016

Mantra Group has announced its half year results for the period ended 31 December 2016, reporting an underlying net profit after tax of $31.8m, up $4.2m and 15.1% on H1FY2016 and underlying EBITDAI of $58.7m, up 10.3% (underlying results are the statutory results excluding transaction costs of $1.7m (H1FY2016: $4.8m) incurred in respect of acquisitions).  Four hotels were added to …

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How will Facebook’s newest features affect your hotel?

The power and progression of social media knows no bounds and Facebook shows no signs of slowing down. The back end of 2016 saw the social media giant introduce two new apps to upgrade popular features on their platform. The first was ‘Events’ and the other was ‘Recommendations’. Both are designed to make it even easier for users to plan and perform …

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