Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tag Archives: Resorts

Why it’s important to let your destination shape hotel culture

Building your hotel culture to reflect that of the local community may go a long way to securing your property more bookings. Being able to stand out from the competition is a rare and powerful trait if your hotel is able to manage it. There are certainly some travellers who prefer their hotel to be like a ‘home away from …

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Parrtjima: Festival in Light to encourage NT tourists in 2017

The Northern Territory Government will present the second annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light event in Alice Springs from Friday, 22 September to Sunday, 1 October 2017, featuring an expanded program that celebrates the magnificent Aboriginal art of Central Australia. The spectacular free public event is the first authentic Indigenous light festival of its kind and showcases the oldest …

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Ancillary revenue: strategic, consistent, targeted

Recently on a business trip I hired a rental car and was inundated with numerous up-selling options by the sales agent at the check-in counter. I found this amusing, as I knew the strategy was to increase ancillary revenue, and I was impressed at the consistent level of up-selling to customers taking place from across the counter. They almost convinced …

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Gold, Silver, Bronze for BIG4 at Australian Tourism Awards

BIG4 Holiday Parks demonstrated its category leadership as the network took home the top three ‘Caravan & Holiday Parks’ spots at the 2016 Australian Tourism Awards, held in Darwin this weekend. For the second year in a row, BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park was crowned gold, while BIG4 Adventure Whitsundays took out Silver and BIG4 Beacon Resort the Bronze. CEO of …

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New Australian Boutique Hotel Brand launches in Cronulla

Event Hospitality & Entertainment has announced a new boutique hotel brand for modern business and leisure travel, Eventhouse Hotels. After extensive revitalisation, Rydges Cronulla has transformed into Eventhouse Cronulla marking the first of the Eventhouse Hotels. Fresh, inspired and coastal cool sets the scene for the first Eventhouse; a beach-chic design by Shelley Indyk in collaboration with Anna Roberts, both …

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Shocked industry responds to game-changing Star Ratings Australia closure

Official ratings no more: the scheme will completely cease to operate as of June 30 this year, in a startling indication of what the digital age means for Australia’s accom sector. Star Ratings Australia told accomnews: “There will no longer be a standardised or accredited accommodation rating system. This means properties will have the freedom to advertise any rating they …

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Industry responds to penalty rate reveal

In the days following Fair Work Commission’s decision signalling penalty rate reform, the accommodation industry has had a mixed response. The issue is one that seeks to balance the need for a healthy market with competitive hours and fair wages. Some concern for hospitality workers The FWC has officially backed a submission to reduce Sunday penalty rates for full-time and …

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Are you doing these five things to market your accom?

From claiming your business on Google to YouTube and social media images, Bronwyn White takes you through five key steps for tourism success. Claim your business on Google My Business Google is usually the starting point for most web users when searching for products online. If you want these users to find you, you need to help Google to locate …

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Will direct flights from Melbourne land jobs, economic boost for Townsville?

The Palaszczuk government has attracted a major aviation coup for north Queensland, with new direct flights by Tigerair from Melbourne to Townsville set to boost the local economy. Premier Palaszczuk said the new flights – the first domestic service to be supported by the Queensland Government’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF) – would inject millions of dollars into the economy. …

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Pullman Melbourne On The Park set for $6m transformation

The 419-room landmark hotel’s ground floor interior spaces – reception, arrival area, bar and restaurant – will be completely transformed, whilst respecting the hotel’s rich heritage, under the direction of national design practice ROTHELOWMAN, who have been appointed to manage the project. The Pullman brand is set to make a bold statement, announcing innovative plans to transform the ground floor …

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