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Tag Archives: Resorts

Sunshine Coast breaks all domestic visitor records, leading QLD growth in 2016

The Sunshine Coast recorded its highest ever domestic visitor numbers, attracting 3,394,000 arrivals in 2016, a rise of 15.2% compared to 2015. It broke the previous record for domestic visitors, which was set in 2005. The results were announced today by Tourism Research Australia in their quarterly National Visitor Survey (NVS). The 15.2% growth rate was also the highest for …

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Mantra announces recent promotions and appointments

Ongoing training and leadership programs offered to Mantra Group team members has aided in a number of internal movements within the Group’s management team across its portfolio of Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties. Alana Friend has recently been appointed Operations Manager for Mantra on Northbourne, Canberra. Since joining the Group, Alana has held both Front Office Manager roles at Peppers …

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Pullman & ibis Brisbane Airport on track for 1 October 2017 opening

Lord mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk officially toured the grounds of Pullman and ibis Brisbane Airport and said the 5 and 3.5-star hotels will give a significant boost to the local economy as well as act as a premier gateway to further exploration in the Sunshine State. Construction of Pullman and ibis Brisbane Airport and the adjoining 300-seat conference centre …

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Who’s playing Easter games with guests?

Easter is rapidly approaching, so the NSW Crown Holiday Parks (NSWCHPT) group has decided to offer a ‘Kids Stay Free’ package over the April School Holidays across its 36 NSW Holiday Parks. Are any other providers doing similar things to attract families over the holiday weekend? Comment and let us know what you have planned for guests over the holidays! …

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Clear pathway to improved fire warning systems

Despite tragedies like the Childers Palace Backpacker’s hostel fire disaster on June 23, 2000, in which 15 backpackers perished, there are still accommodation providers that put the safety of their guests in dire peril. In June 2015, Queensland’s fire chief Katarina Carroll won a Supreme Court injunction to permanently shut down a budget accommodation fire trap in the Lockyer Valley, …

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One year until the commonwealth games: tourism hopes run high

With one year to go until the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mantra Group chief executive officer Bob East is predicting Queensland tourism will hit a record high after the Games. Mr East said reputation built up during the event will help to attract record numbers of tourists to the state. “The Commonwealth Games will provide a …

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The painful truth about hotel loyalty programs

For years, marketing gurus and experts have taught hoteliers to focus on driving bookings from their loyal customers. These are the guests who book a few times during the year. Admittedly, this seems like one of the smartest and most sound hotel marketing strategies around to boost direct bookings – market to the people who already know and love you. The …

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Creating a water park: white knuckle or lazy days?

Australia is renowned for the outdoor holiday experiences made available because of its unique and beautiful environment. Adventurous families especially enjoy activities that everyone can participate in and a water park can provide a welcome addition to any idyllic family holiday. Why do families love water parks? Simply because there is something fun for all the family – appealing to …

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Why you should dig deep and analyse the way guests search online

Traveller search and booking behaviour can encompass a huge amount of variables at times, and hotels need to dig deep into analysis to ensure they’re targeting their markets properly. Because the path to purchase is often long and diverse, it can be hard for hotels to pin down one area they need to focus on. The amount of factors that …

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The stars align for Gold Coast icon

The future is bright for one of South East Queensland’s most iconic destinations, as Jupiters prepares to transition to a new name and brand, becoming The Star Gold Coast from March 30, 2017. Having played a pivotal role in shaping the face of the City since opening in 1985, the transition to The Star comes as the property redevelopment enters …

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