Sunday, June 24, 2018

Tag Archives: industry news

Invictus expected to hit Sydney room occupancy

Room occupancy in Sydney can expect a hit next year when the 4th Annual Invictus Games comes to town from October 18-29, 2018. To help prepare you for the influx of patrons, here are some key facts about the games you might not have known. HRH Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) is the Patron and Founder of the Invictus Games, …

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Qantas named ‘most attractive employer’ in Australia

Qantas has been awarded Australia’s top employer in the Randstad Awards and aviation taking out the most attractive sector for the fourth year in a row. Qantas beat the VIC Government and the ABC to second and third spots respectively, with aviation being named the top sector thanks to financial stability, reputation and travel opportunities. Australians rewarded Qantas for innovation with …

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Classic Holidays rallies behind dust and dollars for Endeavour Foundation

Classic Holidays’ CEO Ramy Filo and Resort Operations’ Morrison Duncan will get behind the wheel as ‘Team Classic’ for the fourth year in 2017, raising Dust and Dollars for Endeavour Foundation. The duo will once again gear up the ‘Silver Gremlin’ and battle the eight day event in the Great Endeavour Rally Coral Sea Adventure from Yeppoon to Hervey Bay …

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Hotel marketing: 9 things that work

Marketing can often seem like a bottomless pit of possibilities. The days of investing in only a few marketing channels are long gone. Now, there are endless ways to reach potential guests and drive direct bookings, leaving some hotel marketers paralysed or flustered over the overwhelming task of choosing what to focus on. So, we’re here to narrow down the field. …

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Action Hotels PLC Novotel chosen as partner for new hotel

Action Hotels, owner, developer and asset manager of branded three and four-star hotels in Australia, has teamed up with Novotel as the brand partner for its new hotel, Novotel Melbourne South Wharf. Novotel Melbourne South Wharf is located at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and is currently under construction, due for completion in early 2018. The hotel will comprise …

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Quest rebrand initiates next chapter for historic Hotel

The historical Grand Hotel Melbourne has officially been rebranded as a Quest property. Located in Melbourne’s CBD at 33 Spencer Street, the 4.5 Star property offers 95 apartment style accommodation options. Quest CEO, Zed Sanjana was delighted to announce the addition to the Quest Apartment Hotels group, highlighting the property’s strong appeal to Quest’s core target customer, the extended stay …

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AccorHotels adds to its Adelaide network

Country Comfort Adelaide Manor has rebranded to ibis Styles Adelaide Manor and becomes the Group’s ninth hotel in South Australia. The 46-room hotel is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment of its lobby, reception area, restaurant and bar bringing it in-line with ibis Styles’ design-led brand standards which is due to be complete in June. A full upgrade of the hotel’s guestrooms will …

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New parks on-board at Top Parks

Independent parks group ‘Top Parks’, aims to make its presence felt in the marketplace by welcoming new parks from Victoria and New South Wales. Middle Rock Holiday Resort at Port Stephens in the Hunter region and Lake Burrumbeet Caravan Park near Ballarat have made the move to Top Parks. Top Parks Executive Chairman Richard Emerson said they embrace the independence of the …

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Perth in the world’s most walkable cities list

Booking.com has delved into internal endorsement data from millions of travellers to find the world’s most walkable destinations and the good news is, our very own Perth has made it onto the list! Perth Perth isn’t just appealing for pristine beaches and bright blue skies, it’s also home to a creative cultural scene. Take your pick from all sorts of restaurants …

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The tiny mouse that roared!

For more than twelve months, motels and hotels alike that use a virtual credit card system (VCC) for collecting monies from guests for prepaid bookings, have faced anguish with online travel agents (OTAs) advertising mixed messages. OTAs have continually splashed messages of ‘no deposits’, ‘nothing to pay until arrival’ and ‘no credit card fees’ on their websites, making guests and …

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