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Tag Archives: Hotels

Classic Holidays’ Carole Smith elected as new ATHOC president

Ms Smith has been elected as the new president of the Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC). The election was announced at the annual ATHOC Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand on Tuesday, and will take effect immediately. “I’m looking forward to taking on this role and providing guidance and leadership to the Australian timeshare industry,” said Ms Smith. Currently the …

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Sunshine Coast selected venue for 2017 Australian Cruise Association Conference

The Australian Cruise Association will hold their annual conference and AGM on the Sunshine Coast in September, 2017. The successful bid by Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC) was announced this week at the completion of the 2016 Conference held in Sydney. Making the announcement, Jill Abel, CEO of Australia Cruise Association said: “We are seeing the regional ports becoming increasingly …

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Could new website increase business events?

The convention bureau for Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC), has unveiled a new look website offering a range of extra services tailored to help meetings and event planners. Visit Sunshine Coast CEO, Simon Latchford, said: “The digital tourism landscape has changed dramatically since the previous version of the website was built in 2012, with a larger percentage …

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Travel manager wins new Peugeot 208 at AccorHotels Showcase

Celeste Burk, a travel manager from Corporate Traveller in North Sydney claimed the keys to a new Peugeot 208 worth over $30,000, at last night’s AccorHotels Showcase extravaganza. In its 13th year, the AccorHotels annual showcase invited over 800 travel industry attendees to partake in an event business card draw, with five lucky finalists called on stage by Channel Seven …

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Expedia announces partnership with Marriott

The Expedia group has announced a new partnership with Marriott International that integrates Expedia’s technology with Marriott’s own packaging platform “Vacations by Marriott” on Marriott.com in the United States. Is this type of partnership something we can expect to see in Australia? “We believe there is considerable untapped opportunity between our two companies to drive value to hotel owners and …

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The power of advertising on Facebook for tourist operators

No, not stupid photos of cats or yet another incarnation of ‘keep calm and blah blah blah’ posted to the wall of your Facebook business page: we are talking Facebook advertising. Although you can argue the social media merits of Facebook, the fact people post so much of their personal lives to their profiles is actually a massive opportunity for …

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6 ways to survive hotel budget season

As budget season approaches, we’re here to help you plan for a profitable 2017 with six smart hotel sales and marketing budget strategies. The most vital component of your budget planning is taking time for thorough introspection, honest reviews of what is currently working and not working, and open conversations with your hotel owners, colleagues, sales staff, guests and even …

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Consent to transfer of management rights agreements: what’s reasonable?

Some time ago, Resort News published an article by me on what I thought was reasonable for a body corporate to request from a buyer of management rights, in considering whether or not a body corporate committee should consent to the transfer of management rights agreements to the buyer. This is an important issue, because under the Body Corporate and …

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Ovolo Hotels wins general manager of the year

From a pool of 20 nominees, the hotel group saw its Ovolo Woolloomooloo GM Adam Taloni awarded Australian GM of the Year at a recent awards event. The multinational hotel brand and its Founder/CEO Girish Jhunjhnuwala, was also highly commended in closed nominations as Hotel Brand of the Year and APAC Hotelier of the Year respectively. The HM Awards presented …

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Can short-term letting operate within a community titles scheme?

One of the buzzwords of recent times is the idea of the ‘sharing economy’. Typically, this refers to people ‘sharing’ their asset and in the process getting a return out of it. One example of this is Uber (for vehicles) and another example, which this column will focus is on, is short-term letting of one’s property. A very high profile …

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