Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tag Archives: Resorts

Australia’s Famous Reef Island to undergo $50 million redevelopment in 2018

Daydream Island Resort and Spa’s owners China Capital Investment Group (CCIG) has announced a more than $50-million-dollar redevelopment, which will see significant infrastructure upgrades to the popular Whitsunday tropical island resort. The works will see the resort closing in early 2018 for a period of time to ensure renovations can occur in the shortest possible time and with minimal disruptions. …

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Australia Day and Chinese New Year revellers filling rooms for AccorHotels

Australian hotel operator AccorHotels reported strong demand in hotel occupancy ahead of a bumper weekend, with both Australia Day and Chinese New Year revellers driving demand into core markets of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. AccorHotels chief operating officer, Simon McGrath attributes the upcoming bumper weekend to those making the most of Australia Day by making it a four-day long weekend …

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Major events gave Australian occupancy a boost in 2016

Meanwhile, hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported mixed performance for total-year 2016 when reported in US dollar constant currency, according to data from STR. U.S. dollar constant currency, year-over-year comparisons: Asia Pacific region Occupancy: +1.6% to 69.0% Average daily rate (ADR): -0.9% to US$100.46 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +0.6% to US$69.34 Local currency, year-over-year comparisons: Australia Occupancy: +0.9% …

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IHG appoints Lara Hernandez CCO in AMEA

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Lara Hernandez to the role of chief commercial officer in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. Lara is responsible for the performance of IHG’s brands – InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Hotel Indigo – a total of 271 hotels (more than 73,000 rooms) in …

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Citadines on Bourke Melbourne Celebrates Chinese New Year

January 27 until February 12, Citadines on Bourke Melbourne will welcome in the Year of the Rooster with traditional Chinese New Year theming, fortune cookies and a special Lion Dance for guests and the general public to enjoy. Adorned with traditional red lanterns and offering customised fortune cookies filled with messages of luck and prosperity, Citadines on Bourke Melbourne will …

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Mantra appoints Andrew Mctaggart as development manager

Mantra Group has appointed Andrew McTaggart as development manager to facilitate the company’s ongoing expansion. Andrew is well credentialed in hotel operations, finance, development and acquisitions after many years in senior executive positions with Accor and Accor Premier Vacation Club in roles including hotel general manager, general manager of acquisitions and chief financial officer. Mr McTaggart said he’s excited to …

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Tell guests why they should book direct

Constantly remind guests that booking direct is better by prominently displaying your direct booking benefits on all of your marketing channels. One of the simplest and most impactful ways you can convince your guests to book direct is to tell them WHY they should. After all, once a customer finds you on an OTA, the first place they usually go …

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No free wifi may equal no guests

I get asked all the time by accommodation providers, ‘why should I invest in wifi technology at my site when mobile phones are coming with more and more monthly data’? Why would guests want or need my wifi when they can use their own data? Mobile phones work on the 3G/4G networks (mobile networks) provided by Telstra, Optus or Vodafone …

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32 months of Airbnb and hotel data in 13 global markets

Independent analysis by STR compared 32 months of Airbnb proprietary data with hotel performance data in 13 major global markets. The analysis revealed key findings regarding occupancy levels in each sector as well as trends in hotel compression nights and rate premiums. STR compared hotel performance data from its global database with Airbnb-sourced data in 13 markets from 1 December …

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