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Tag Archives: Resorts

Are star ratings or self-ratings better for managers?

In a hotly anticipated sequel to our 2015 opinion round-up on whether star ratings still influence bookings, accomnews spoke with a wealth of industry voices and experts about the pros and cons of star vs. self. Of course, views ranged from diplomatic to impassioned but the crux remained: of the two rating types, which holds more benefit for managers and why? …

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With Google, second place is the first loser

“Second place is the first loser.” – Dale Earnhardt, American Racing Legend (1951-2001) This is a bold prediction I am about to make, and so I’ve channelled one of the boldest (and wealthiest) sportstars of our time. We all admire Google. While much is made of their self-driving car, Google Glass and other audacious new devices or applications, Google is also …

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Big changes for strata living

Once-in-a-generation reforms to the state’s strata title laws came into effect last week, including more than 90 changes to the laws and affect 1.2 million people living in over 75,000 strata schemes across NSW. The government listed the following key changes in an online statement: Providing a flexible and fair mechanism for collective sale and renewal; Making it easier for …

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How to find (and keep) the best hotel sales talent right now

Group and catering revenues often make or break your property’s P&L and determine whether you outperform your comp set. Your sales team’s performance is often the key to winning… so you must have quality salespeople. While most hotels have found a way to stay competitive in the transient space (with proper revenue management and smart hotel marketing), gaining a competitive advantage on …

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10 million visitors expected to head to Sydney this summer

This Summer, more than 10 million overnight and day trip visitors are expected to visit Sydney to make the most of the warm weather, world famous beaches, globally recognised icons, first class dining scene and calendar of events. Over the six-month period of October – March Sydney will receive 18 million visitors, with 10 million of these expected to visit …

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Hyatt Regency Sydney, the center of celebrations this New Year’s Eve

Following a $250 million transformation, the property aims to give local, interstate and international travellers a new incentive to visit Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour this festive season. This New Year’s Eve, Hyatt Regency Sydney is at the center of celebrations, boasting the only hotel rooftop bar in the city with breathtaking panoramic views of Darling Harbour. The open-air bar, set …

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New online resource aims to connect unit owners with strata experts

Time poor unit owners, property managers and body corporate members now have the option of a new digital resource, claiming to improve industry transparency and provides seamless access to tradespeople, news and advice. Company partner Grant Mifsud said: “Resort managers will be able to locate industry professionals for their specific needs within minutes. We wanted to offer more support to …

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Sabre taps Traci Mercer to lead its B2B digital commerce for hotel

Sabre Corporation, technology provider to the global travel industry, has appointed Traci Mercer as senior vice president of hotel, car, cruise and rail, to lead commercial efforts and supplier relationships for the company’s land and sea customer portfolio worldwide. In this position, Mercer will focus on defining a strategic direction and commercial initiatives to cater to the needs of lodging, …

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