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Tag Archives: Resorts

Do you have a suite tooth?

Over the past year, I’ve stayed in 40 hotels and many fine properties have upgraded me to their suite products. With a nod to all those hoteliers who have graciously provided this bonus, I say thank you. Attempting to learn from these experiences, I ask: what makes a suite special? And, if properly differentiated, how can you fashion your suites …

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FWO clampdown on sham contracting

Outsourcing of various aspects of an accommodation provider’s business can be a most productive way of managing expenditure and better appropriating management time while still maintaining a high level of guest service. This especially applies to housekeeping and, over the years, Resort News has published many articles that have analysed the pros and cons of outsourcing with frequently the pros …

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Are you being followed by fakes?

Have we, as a society, taken things too far? Have we reached an unacceptable level of deception and indeed fraud on the internet? Is this another case of a minority destroying something that was of enormous benefit to mankind and relegating it to the ever growing junk pile evidencing our new society’s underlying desire to spoil and destroy? Is this …

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Star Entertainment Group approved to build new hotel at Jupiters Gold Coast

The Queensland government has approved The Star Entertainment Group’s application to construct a new 200-metre hotel and apartment tower at Jupiters Gold Coast as part of an ongoing transformation of the iconic property. Construction of the new 700-key complex at Broadbeach is expected to start in 2017. “I would like to thank the Queensland government for its ongoing support as …

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Equal rights for strata title owners

The inequality between strata title communities and detached housing has been a long standing issue we at SCA (Qld) have failed to understand. The differentiation starts with keeping pets and parking in unauthorised bays, then goes as far as determining whether you can smoke on your property. Detached houses are welcome to do as they like when it comes to …

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Accolades across the nation for BIG4 Holiday Parks

2016 was a strong year for BIG4 Holiday Parks at various tourism awards, with parks recognised at gala events in each state and territory in the ‘Caravan and Holiday Park’ category. CEO of BIG4 Holiday Parks, Steven Wright, congratulated the parks on their respective state, territory and industry association wins. “I’m very proud of the BIG4 Holiday Parks winners who …

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Analyst forecasts future of Chinese tourism in Australia

Following the recent announcement on a new airport at Badgerys Creek, industry analyst Nick Tarrant from IBISWorld has researched the state of Chinese tourism in the Australian sector with forecasts over the next decade. These research findings and forecasts, according to Mr Tarrant, include: –          Chinese tourists are expected to overtake New Zealand tourists as the number one inbound market …

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Wily Irish Mammy’s Christmas cleaning tips…

Christmas: sure, it keeps getting earlier! She’s back – just in time for the Christmas countdown. Wily Irish Mammy paused her cleaning frenzy to pass on her grand holiday cleaning plan. While you have been focussing on guest numbers, the office party, present shopping and so on, Wily Irish Mammy has been in her war-room, mobilising tactics for her yearly …

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Can you see the forest for the trees?

There is an old saying: ‘You can’t see the forest for the trees’. In the context of body corporate and community management, it is my office’s experience there can be a ‘forest’ of issues when it comes to establishing and maintaining trees and related gardening matters. With that in mind, in this column I will outline some of the more …

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