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Tag Archives: Hotels

How to avoid the pitfalls of Google AdWords

A market gamechanger since it boomed on the scene over the last decade, Google AdWords is unparalleled for revenue generation. Harnessing the power of the mighty AdWords can seem like a daunting task, particularly if you have little to no experience with paid online advertising. Then, once thrust into de facto campaign set-up and management, the tourism business owner can find themselves …

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Popular Adelaide hotel gets a major makeover

The vibrancy of Adelaide’s West End continues to grow with council investing more than $2 million on the Hindley Street West redevelopment and the popular BreakFree Adelaide undergoing a $800,000 transformation. The renovation, now in its final stages, has included significant upgrades to guest rooms, conference facilities and common areas. The 142-apartment property has had each of its kitchens modernised …

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Asia Pacific hotel pipeline for March 2017

STR’s March 2017 Pipeline Report shows 583,054 rooms in 2,611 hotel projects Under Contract in the Asia Pacific region. The total represents a 1.6% decrease in rooms Under Contract compared with March 2016. Under Contract data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include projects in the Unconfirmed stage. The region reported 267,986 …

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BIG4 Holiday Parks launches .CN website to attract Chinese visitors

In an Australian first, BIG4 Holiday Parks has launched the holiday park sector’s first Chinese registered .CN website, BIG4.cn, to help attract more Chinese visitors to the lure of authentic Australian self-drive holiday experiences. The move is in response to the fact an increasing number of Australia’s record 1.2 million Chinese visitors are free and independent travellers (FIT), and they’re …

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Sustainable tips to satiate guests after Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, 22 April, Booking.com has released findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report and Australia is leading the way with some of the best places to stay for eco-tourism. Pepijn Rijvers, CMO at Booking.com said: “Whether by serving locally grown food, using or selling local crafts, conserving water and energy, recycling or connecting guests with …

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New distribution centre in Melbourne

Reward Hospitality has announced an exciting development with the construction of a new purpose built distribution centre in Melbourne. This new southern hub will be the largest of its kind in the Victorian hospitality industry and will reinforce Reward’s commitment to this vibrant market. Building work has already commenced at Truganina, a short 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, and we expect …

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Daydream Island $50m redevelopment brought forward

Daydream Island Resort and Spa has announced that in the wake of substantial damage caused by recent Tropical Cyclone Debbie that the popular Whitsundays Resort would bring forward its planned refurbishment for 2018. The resort will now stay closed ahead of a continuing clean-up and the beginning of works later in 2017. Daydream Island Resort & Spa announced in January …

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Every cloud has a silver lining…

The ‘cloud’ is a household term for the majority of Australians in 2017 but does everyone actually know how it works? The reality, as with so many other things, is probably that we know just about enough to see the benefits and not quite enough to prevent catastrophe. The ‘cloud’ essentially refers to a wireless storage system where an external, …

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RACV Resort Noosa named best hotel in Queensland

Sunshine Coast hotel, RACV Resort Noosa, has taken out the title for best hotel in Queensland, after winning HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence Awards 2017. The RACV Resort Noosa, located in picturesque Noosa Heads, was drawn from more than 27 finalists on HotelsCombined, a hotel price comparison platform, for outstanding customer satisfaction. “This award is a great achievement for the team …

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What are some pool heating options?

If you are looking at heating your resort pool you will soon realise there are a range of different technologies on the market that all claim to best heat your pool. It can be a confusing decision to make, especially when you factor in your upfront investment, ongoing running costs and the environmental impact that your pool heating may emit. …

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