Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag Archives: Hotels

Schwartz Hotels establishes “green corridor” in NSW/ACT

Hotelier Jerry Schwartz has launched a ‘green corridor’ between his hotels in NSW and ACT to highlight the potential of environmental initiatives in the tourism industry. Electrical vehicle charging stations have been installed for free usage by guests in Schwartz Family Company properties in the Hunter Valley (Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley), Blue Mountains (Fairmont Resort and Leura Gold Club), Sydney …

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ARAMA goes national to drive new opportunities for management rights industry

The management rights industry has received wide voter support from its members to operate as a national body in recognition of the economic growth of the tourist and accommodation sector as one of the major contributors to Australia’s booming visitor and holiday industries. The spiraling Australia-wide tourism growth has seen the industry mushroom in centres across the nation as the …

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Star rated properties shine at Choice Hotels Asia-Pac Awards

Star Ratings Australia has commended a number of Star Rated properties with the coveted Franchisee of the Year award at the 2016 Choice Hotels Asia-Pac Awards, held in Hobart on Tuesday. Econo Lodge Alabaster in Cowra, Comfort Inn Parkes International, Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, Clarion Hotel Townsville each took home the sought-after awards that recognise properties that deliver outstanding guest experiences. …

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Bowen corn and tomatoes star in chef’s Mackay masterpiece

The Bowen region’s tomato producers supply the nation during winter, and produce from this year’s harvest will be taking centre stage at an industry seminar in Mackay next week. Tomatoes from Jurgens Produce farms, along with sweet corn from Vitalish P/L farms, will be transformed into a ‘master chef’-worthy dish to demonstrate why Queensland has the edge when it comes …

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Augmented reality startups revolutionising tourism

Spoiler alert: we are not talking about Pokémon Go. We are talking about a new wave of apps designed to augment reality for a practical purpose, benefitting a variety of people within the industry from history-obsessed guests to design-loving hotel managers. Here are a few interesting app startups we noticed this month that present some exciting ideas for the future of …

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Beware: balcony burglars

With parkour and free running sports increasing in popularity, burglars are more equipped than ever before to reach previously inaccessible areas. Consequently, one body corporate company is warning unit owners to lock their windows and doors to discourage balcony burglars. “This goes to show just how important it is for residents to ensure the garage door or outer main doors …

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Want to increase your profits? optimise your distribution

New advances in technology continue to alter the relationship between hotels and guests. User-friendly mobile devices are changing travellers’ online preferences and habits, re-defining how they research, plan and book a trip. Empowered with more knowledge and social media, today’s hotel guest is pushing hotels for improved products and services for their travel experience. As a hotel manager, advances in …

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The real cost of poor hotel wifi

In this day and age, free (unlimited or capped) wifi is considered the ‘norm’ in most resorts, hotels and apartment blocks. It could even be argued that fast, high quality wifi is one of the must-have pull factors that can instantly transform a good resort into a great one. That is why it has become even more essential to be …

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Here comes the sun: South Australians ready for take-off

The Sunshine Coast has started a major promotional campaign in South Australia in advance of the start of Jetstar’s direct service flights between Adelaide and Sunshine Coast Airport on 30 September. The campaign includes promotions in cinemas, shopping centres, petrol stations and local media, and should be well received after Adelaide residents experienced one of the wettest and coolest winters …

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