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Tag Archives: Resorts

Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane enters Star Ratings 2017 Gold List

Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane, the first property to be launched in Queensland by Swiss-Belhotel International, has been listed on Star Ratings Australia’s 2017 Gold List of Australian Accommodation. The list is reserved for prominent properties that achieve the highest Travellers’ Rating scores, and Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane is currently ranked 6th for Queensland hotels. To secure a place on the Gold List, properties must …

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Mantra reveals its top 5 pools as heatwave hits Australia

From sandy-beach lagoons to rooftop pools in the city and infinity swimming pools perched above the beach, Mantra Group announces some of its best pools to cool down in during an Aussie heatwave. Peppers Beach Club & Spa, Palm Cove QLD The balmy weather in Tropical North Queensland calls for more than just one swimming pool. Peppers Beach Club & …

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What don’t you know about window cleaning?

I daresay there would be few, if any, of us who relish the thought of cleaning windows in our homes. Spare a thought then for situations in community titles schemes in which there is a multi-storey building where the windows need cleaning and on a regular basis. Not only does this scenario post some logistical issues – for example, how …

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Expanding loyalty in 2017: Is branding for you?

‘Branding’ can seem like a loaded word, with the violent connotation of a hot iron and loss of control, but that’s not the perceived reality for countless industry-makers around Australia. That’s why we published a supplement on the subject in our upcoming issue of AMG. Check it out here.  In the accommodation sector, branding of some sort is close to …

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5 simple ways hotels can use data to increase revenue

In 2017, it’s clear that the hospitality industry needs to prepare for even more disruptions that will unfold over the coming year. Airbnb, OTAs, start-ups, big data companies and loyalty program changes will remain the focal points to stay across this year. As a hotel digital or revenue manager, you could get caught up in the hype, continue the passive …

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Get out from under your desk

It’s easy to get lost in the minutiae of hotel marketing. Tasks like creating marketing assets, engaging with your audience on social media and analysing data pretty much guarantees that you’ll be fixated on your computer screen for most of the day. However, marketing that has the most impact and produces the highest amount of conversion requires creativity and knowing …

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Hilton rebrands, extends loyalty offers

Hilton has announced that it will be “the first and only” loyalty program to offer members the choice to flexibly combine Points and money for a hotel stay, use their Points at Amazon.com, allow family and friends to combine their Points for free, and the ability to extend Diamond status when life puts travel on pause. The global hotel chain also …

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AccorHotels and Qatar Airways partner on loyalty

AccorHotels and Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, have joined forces via their respective loyalty programs, Le Club AccorHotels and Qatar Airways Privilege Club. Members of Qatar Airways’ loyalty program, Privilege Club can now convert their Qmiles into Le Club AccorHotels points at the conversion rate of 4,500 Qmiles for 1,000 LCAH points. This will allow …

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Australian airline halts flights to Bali

Overnight, Tigerair Australia was informed that Indonesian authorities would not be providing Tigerair with the final approval needed to operate to and from Bali from February 3, 2017. The Indonesian authorities informed Tigerair that they would require an alternative regulatory solution for Tigerair’s operations to Bali. This solution was going to take at least six months to implement and would …

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Metro Hotel on Pitt awarded for superior guest experience

Booking.com has awarded Metro Hotel on Pitt, for the second consecutive year, with a 2016 Award of Excellence, due to an average review score of 8.2, based on positive online feedback from its guests. Property manager Simon Wanstall said Metro Hotel on Pitt’s outstanding average score is the outcome of months of consistently glowing reviews. “My team constantly strive to …

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