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Kid campaign to launch at Oaks Oasis Resort, Sunshine Coast

Recently rated by travellers in Holidays with Kids 2016 ‘Top 10 Best Family Resorts’ awards, Oaks Oasis Resort offers a spectacular line-up of kid-friendly facilities for the youngest of guests right through to tweens and teens. Known as one of Australia’s top resorts for families, Oaks Oasis Resort on Queensland’s sparkling Sunshine Coast is set to become even more of …

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Cost effective innovation appeals to customer wants and needs

At many of my training workshops, I often receive feedback from apartment-style operators suggesting their properties are – more often than not – viewed as long-stay options and they find it difficult to attract the short-term guest. One quick tip is to ensure that you offer the services that appeal to this market even if you don’t! For example, I recently arrived late at an apartment-style CBD property, and after travelling all day I was starving! My …

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Are you sorted for Schoolies yet?

If you own a lot or are part of a committee in a scheme frequently used for holiday letting, it is never too early to start thinking about what impact Schoolies might have on you and your property. For bodies corporate, onsite managers and lot owners, Schoolies can produce a range of issues and questions. As we approach the 2016 …

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Managing the shared space, amicably

With the legalisation of Uber in Queensland earlier this year, it is natural that the debate regarding ‘collaborative consumption’ be prevalent, and that the arguments regarding Airbnb – the most prominent example of the ‘shared economy’ – be raised again. The commentary is divided with the pros and cons from the various stakeholders, outnumbering the options to resolve it.  There …

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IHG launches lifestyle brand EVEN Hotels in Australia and New Zealand

IHG and international investment company Pro-invest Group has announced an exclusive agreement to develop a portfolio of  EVEN Hotels across key Australian and New Zealand capital cities and economic hubs. This is the first portfolio from the brand to be developed outside the United States. IHG has recognised that health and wellness is one of the fastest growing industries in …

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Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort reports on multi-million-dollar transformation

Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort in the heart of New South Wales’ popular wine region, the Hunter Valley, is reaping the rewards of a multi-million dollar investment, which will further transform the property into one of the Hunter’s most sought after accommodation, conference, events and wedding destinations. Part of Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ 54-strong property network, Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort has …

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New hotel manager appointed to Wyndham Vacation Resorts Perth

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific is pleased to announce the appointment of Lara Korb as the new Hotel Manager of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Perth. Lara comes to Wyndham Outram Perth with almost ten years’ management experience in the Canadian hospitality industry, including sales, marketing and general management roles. Most recently, she worked as General Manager of a chalet and mountain …

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Oaks Hotels & Resorts observes rise in long stay traveller

The demand for long-stay, serviced apartment accommodation in Australia is continuing to swell, according to accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts, who observed a rise in extended stays (28+ days) across its portfolio, increasing by 23.77 percent in the 2015-16 financial year compared to the previous year. Particularly popular with the corporate traveller segment and those travelling regularly for business …

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Marriott International completes acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Mariott has completed its acquisition of Starwood, creating the world’s largest hotel company. The new company will operate or franchise more than 5,700 properties and 1.1 million rooms, representing 30 leading brands from the moderate-tier to luxury in over 110 countries. With the completion of this acquisition, Marriott’s distribution has more than doubled in Asia and the Middle East & Africa …

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Experienced managers excel with Capricorn Coast’s finest

Gavan and Glenys Hurley

High on Bluff Point in Yeppoon, Queensland, sits Villa Mar Colina flaunting the spectacular beach and island views across Keppel Bay. This unique accommodation is surrounded by abundant tropical gardens with an impressive illusion pool and provides 15 beautifully appointed Mediterranean-style villa accommodation in the Capricorn Coast’s finest beachside location. Glenys and Gavan Hurley are the resort managers of Villa …

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