Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tag Archives: Resorts

TripAdvisor names Qantas as the best airline in Australia

TripAdvisor, announced the winners of its first annual Travellers’ Choice awards for airlines, recognising Qantas as the top airline in Australia and Emirates as the world favourite. The awards honour 50 airlines overall, including top lists for the World, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa; as well as 16 regional winners. The awards also highlight top airlines by …

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Upgraded accommodation: Kakadu promises memorable holiday experience in 2017

After one of the wettest wet seasons for years, Kakadu is looking in perfect condition for the forthcoming peak ‘dry’ season. Kakadu Tourism, the region’s largest hotel and tour operator – has announced a range of upgrades to make visits to Kakadu even more attractive in 2017. Upgraded accommodation Kakadu’s famous Crocodile Hotel (aka ‘The Croc’ or Mercure Kakadu Crocodile …

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States forced to face up to the sharing economy

New South Wales’ 45th premier Gladys Berejiklian was just a day into her new job when she was confronted by strata residents and owners’ corporations demanding the power to ban short-term letting of apartments through sharing platforms… …(like Airbnb, Stayz, Couchsurfing, Flipkey, HomeAway, Luxury Retreats (about to be swallowed up by Airbnb) and newly Accor-acquired Travel Keys), arguing the practice …

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How can you impress with good public washroom facilities?

Never make the mistake of underestimating the power of your public washroom facility! Often overlooked, under-appreciated and ill-equipped, let’s face it they are usually the last facility that gets a face-lift and the least thought-through. Ironically though, they are often the first and last facility guests will use in your accommodation and yes, they can make or break a guest …

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Has storm activity hit bookings?

It’s been a rocky start to the year for Queensland and NSW especially, with a run of extreme weather conditions ranging from some of the hottest nights on record to constant rain, strong winds and even a cyclone called Debbie. accomnews heard from all-inclusive holiday provider, Club Med recently as they informed us they have seen a large spike in …

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How to use the world’s best (free) hotel photographers

Here’s how you can infuse your hotel marketing with a big dose of authenticity and stunning imagery with Instagram photos from your actual guests. Modern travellers no longer trust blatant advertising or anything that looks forced, contrived or fake coming from hotel brands. This is especially true for your hotel photography. Gone are the days with fake ‘guests’ smiling awkwardly …

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Queensland comes out on top in Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards 2017

Thirty-seven hotels in Australia have been revealed as the country’s ultimate hotel hotspots, according to the Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards 2017, where the hotel guests are the judges. If it was a State of Origin clash, Queensland would win fair and square with sixteen hotels across the sunshine state scooping a Loved by Guests gold award. New South Wales …

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Are you giving your guests enough RevPAH?

As I often say in my hospitality workshops, we in the hotel industry are in a very unique business of selling space and time, so we had better be REALLY good at the intangibles. Although we charge them for rooms, the guests are buying an overall experience that is made up mostly of human interactions. With hotel brands so quickly …

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Managing your hotel’s budget: ‘generating revenue’ ranked the top spend area for hoteliers

A new report published by SiteMinder has revealed the budget priorities for thousands of hoteliers all over the world. Chapter two inside SiteMinder’s Global Hotel Business Index 2017: A visual look at financial plans, focus points, and future predictions asked hoteliers to outline the areas they’re planning to distribute their budgets over the next 12 months. Hoteliers could choose from a matrix …

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When are the lowest booking rates?

According to TripAdvisor’s Best Time to Book report, revealing the least expensive times to book hotels this winter in popular destinations across the globe, it largely depends on the region or city Australians are looking to visit. For most destinations, the hotel rates change gradually over time, without dramatic increases or decreases in price. For example, the least expensive time …

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