Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Australia’s cruise industry sails to record highs

The Australian cruise market has grown by 21 percent, with 1,281,159 Australians taking a cruise in 2016; and with many of these local cruises calling at the 34 regional ports and anchorages around the Australian coastline, local communities benefit from the injection of valuable tourist dollars . The growth of 222,378 passengers is the biggest increase on record, according to …

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Whales begin to gather at Head of Bight

The first southern right whales have arrived at Australia’s Head of Bight, marking the beginning of what is expected to be another bumper whale watching season. Two whales were seen in the shallow waters at the beginning of the week with a further sighting later in the week. The whale season typically runs from May to October at Head of Bight near …

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Sailors set sights on Blue Resort

Peppers Blue on Blue Resort at Magnetic Island will welcome sailors from all over Australia for the 11th annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week from August 31 through to September 6. The resort, which overlooks the marina, has been the event headquarters since the race’s inception in 2006 and this year, due to popular demand, an extra day will be …

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Australia’s tourism industry takes blow in federal budget

Australia’s $100 billion tourism industry took a blow in the Federal Budget with an increase in the cost of visiting the country, and a cut to the funding. Tourism Australia was hit with a $14 million blow to its budget and the government underlined an extra $410 million in revenue over four years from a price hike for visa applications. …

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Business travel data reveals top countries travelling to Australia

A new report from the American Express Global Business Travel has found that six of the top 10 cities where residents travel to Australia for business (outside Asia Pacific region) are US-based. Australia’s strong business ties to the US, particularly San Francisco and New York, continue to remain a key travel driver. The weaker Australian dollar has also increased tourism …

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Make your 2017-2018 hotel budget count

As a hotel manager, or hotel financial planner, your budget should represent an ever-changing modern market that is becoming more and more technologically advanced by the day. And as tech changes so dramatically, you almost need to be a mystic to work out what kinds of technologies and platforms you need to budget for over the next year. A hotelier’s …

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AAoA says accom industry will benefit from infrastructure funding

The accommodation industry is set to benefit from the Federal Budget’s significant investment in infrastructure, according to the Accommodation Association of Australia. The association said Sydney and New South Wales, together with regional Queensland, are among the areas that stand to gain the most. Projects that were awarded funding include projects of investment in new infrastructure and upgrades of existing infrastructure, …

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Stamford Plaza Sydney wins best airport hotel

Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport has won the award of Best Airport Hotel in Australia/Pacific for the 4th year running in the SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Worldhotels announced the awards, which stretch across the Asia Pacific region, as affiliate hotels attained top honours and remarkable achievements from prominent and influential industry leaders. This includes Conde Nast Traveller China, TripAdvisor, The Telegraph …

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Seal Rocks a tourism and hospitality winner

North Coast Holiday Parks (NCHP) Seal Rocks has been recognised with a significant industry accolade following their joint win in the ‘Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality’ category at the Mid Coast Business Awards. The Mid Coast Business Awards is a celebration of outstanding businesses within the Manning, Gloucester and Great Lakes Regions, with the awards night held on Friday May …

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299 room Holiday Inn Express hotel announced for 2020

IHG and partner Pro-invest have announced plans to open Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins in 2020. The select service hotel will add 299 rooms to Melbourne’s boutique Little Collins Street. Running parallel to prominent and iconic Collins Street, the area is home to major retailers, boutique designers and corporate offices, as well as being a stone’s throw from Southern …

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