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Australia’s largest active lifestyle destination

SANAD Capital revealed the brand of its $450 million active lifestyle destination on May 15. ACTVENTURE will become the first and largest active lifestyle destination in Australia, bringing families and active sports enthusiast together in one extraordinary location.

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Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2017

Thousands of foodies and wine fanatics from all over the country flocked to Noosa over the weekend to take in the much-anticipated Noosa Food and Wine Festival 2017 – and it didn’t disappoint. Over 10,000 visitors attended more than 70 events across the four-day festival, with many events sold out. A total of 45 visiting chefs from Australia’s best restaurants …

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Sunshine Coast launches Luxe Trekking rainforest experiences

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is offering nature lovers the opportunity to combine guided walks in spectacular rainforest with award-winning deluxe accommodation, indulgent spa baths and fine local cuisine. Small-group guided walk specialists Tropical Treks and Montville’s Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat have launched a three day Luxe Trekking package that includes a full day guided walk in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, two nights’ accommodation in a rainforest pavilion, …

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Visit Sunshine Coast partners with Wotif for winter marketing

Visit Sunshine Coast has launched a new version of its popular destination marketing campaign, Come to Life, with major discounts on accommodation, attractions and tours to attract visitors to the region over the winter period. Targeting southern states, the Come to Life ‘2.0’ brand campaign includes television commercials, still photography, print and a major online campaign through Wotif. Bookings need to be …

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TAA & Stayz announce world-first agreement on regulating short-term accom

In a world-first, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), and Stayz, an Australian short-term rental platform, have announced that they have struck a common position on regulation of the short-term accommodation sector in New South Wales. The joint TAA and Stayz position calls for the NSW government to support the healthy growth of the NSW visitor economy by: Introducing restrictions on short-term …

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What should be the political focus for Aussie accom providers?

accomnews spoke exclusively with Joe Shlegeris, the Greens candidate with a business background who is running for the Queensland seat of Noosa. He talked about Airbnb, the backpacker tax, rate parity and which policies he thinks will impact accom professionals most directly over the next few years. “The key issues are focusing on how the government works for the benefit of the …

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Police warn guests about accommodation website scam

Friday afternoon, the Queensland police released an online warning for consumers accessing accom provider websites in the lead up to the festive season. “The new scam occurs when consumers submit email inquiries in relation to securing accommodation over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period,” read the warning. “Scammers ask the consumer to pay a deposit directly into a bank …

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