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Tag Archives: Resorts

Novotel launches program to bring health to the boardroom

Following the launch of InBalance by Novotel Hotels & Resorts with pro-surfer Sally Fitzgibbons as ambassador, the company is promoting InBalance Meetings as a program to place health and wellbeing front and centre for conference and event guests. Designed to take care of the body and mind to achieve positive meeting outcomes, the concept consists of five signature elements which …

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Australia’s first active lifestyle destination gets approved

Phases two and three are set to include a four-star, 225-room family hotel and much anticipated ‘Wave Reservoir’. Australia’s first active lifestyle project is coming closer to reality as the Sunshine Coast Council granted SANAD Capital, the company behind the project, development approval (DA) for phase 1 of the $400 million venture.   SANAD Capital announced the project after purchasing …

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The future of OTA loyalty programs

Online travel agents (OTAs) are known as an efficient distribution channel for hotel rooms, but with more major hotel brands pushing direct bookings to reduce commissions paid out to agents- this leaves OTAs searching for the next goldmine product to fuel their continued growth. With this in mind – for years – hotels have enjoyed a non-competitive landscape with their …

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How to use hotel digital marketing techniques to leverage the Chinese market

In the diverse sphere of international travel, hotel marketers cannot afford to use broad strokes to attract bookings. To maximise bookings and occupancy each region and the markets within the regions should be treated on its own terms. A crucial and most lucrative market for hotels in the Chinese. China has the biggest outbound tourism activity in the world with …

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Qantas wifi brings Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify on board

The national carrier’s customers on wifi-enabled domestic flights will be able to watch their favourite shows, avoid missing out on live sport and listen to almost any song they like, with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify coming on board to provide content in 2017. With speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional inflight wifi, Qantas will offer customers video and …

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NRMA enters agreement to acquire holiday park operator

The NRMA has reached an agreement to acquire Australian Tourist Park Management (ATPM) in a move that will see the mobility group significantly increase its travel and tourism portfolio in Australia. ATPM has been a leader in the management and ownership of Holiday Parks around Australia for over 20 years and it currently successfully manages NRMA’s portfolio of four award-winning …

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Wyndham Surfers Paradise wins International Interior Design Award

The hotel has won an international award for best interior design at the Perspective Magazine Awards held in Orlando, Florida this month. Wyndham Surfers Paradise is a mixed-use property offering stylish apartment accommodation to hotel guests, along with timeshare owners in the WordMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham, CLUB WYNDHAM ASIA and RCI Exchange guests. The hotel’s recently refurbished two-bedroom …

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New ECU China tourism researcher sees opportunities in WA

One of the world’s leading researchers on Chinese tourism has joined ECU as the University’s 11th Professorial Research Fellow. Professor Sam Huang has joined the School of Business and Law from the University of South Australia where he convened the first Australia-China Tourism Forum in 2016. As a prolific author of more than 100 research publications, Professor Huang keeps close …

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Skydive Australia announces new locations in Noosa, Fraser Island and Bribie

A national adventure tourism company and winner of Best Tourism Activity Australia-wide at the 2016 Golden Backpack Awards, has announced the launch of three new drop zones in Noosa, Fraser Island and Bribie. Thrill-seekers at the new locations will be able to join the hundreds of thousands of customers who have already taken the 14,000ft plunge. Having acquired New Zealand’s …

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