Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tag Archives: Resorts

New owners make their mark on Mooloolaba’s Beachcomber on the Spit

Anthony and Fiona Barnet are the new managers of Mooloolaba’s ideally situated Beachcomber on the Spit resort. Wonderfully located in the exclusive spit precinct between Mooloolaba’s award-winning beach and the incredibly picturesque Mooloolah River, this is a very attractive and absolutely beachfront resort. The couple consider themselves very fortunate to have found a resort that is exactly the opportunity they …

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TED partners with Marriott Hotels for unusual project

Marriott Hotels announced a partnership with TED, which will bring TED Talks, blogs and original quotes to hotel guests worldwide. “The content is curated by TED, according to selected themes that are topical and relevant to guests, including curiosity, innovation, travel and entrepreneurship. The themes change every quarter,” Marriott noted in a statement this week. “At Marriott Hotels, everything we …

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Cherish the lazy days at 19th Avenue on the Beach

These Gold Coast apartments are incomparable. No other holiday accommodation is quite like 19th Avenue on the Beach. Located on the sandy and spectacular Palm Beach, Chris and Wendy Ward are the resort managers of 19th Avenue on the Beach, the 16-storey property offering one, two and three-bedroom holiday accommodation for guests wanting to experience a very special beachside getaway. …

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Classic Holidays’ Carole Smith elected as new ATHOC president

Ms Smith has been elected as the new president of the Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC). The election was announced at the annual ATHOC Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand on Tuesday, and will take effect immediately. “I’m looking forward to taking on this role and providing guidance and leadership to the Australian timeshare industry,” said Ms Smith. Currently the …

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Sunshine Coast selected venue for 2017 Australian Cruise Association Conference

The Australian Cruise Association will hold their annual conference and AGM on the Sunshine Coast in September, 2017. The successful bid by Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC) was announced this week at the completion of the 2016 Conference held in Sydney. Making the announcement, Jill Abel, CEO of Australia Cruise Association said: “We are seeing the regional ports becoming increasingly …

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Could new website increase business events?

The convention bureau for Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC), has unveiled a new look website offering a range of extra services tailored to help meetings and event planners. Visit Sunshine Coast CEO, Simon Latchford, said: “The digital tourism landscape has changed dramatically since the previous version of the website was built in 2012, with a larger percentage …

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Travel manager wins new Peugeot 208 at AccorHotels Showcase

Celeste Burk, a travel manager from Corporate Traveller in North Sydney claimed the keys to a new Peugeot 208 worth over $30,000, at last night’s AccorHotels Showcase extravaganza. In its 13th year, the AccorHotels annual showcase invited over 800 travel industry attendees to partake in an event business card draw, with five lucky finalists called on stage by Channel Seven …

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Expedia announces partnership with Marriott

The Expedia group has announced a new partnership with Marriott International that integrates Expedia’s technology with Marriott’s own packaging platform “Vacations by Marriott” on Marriott.com in the United States. Is this type of partnership something we can expect to see in Australia? “We believe there is considerable untapped opportunity between our two companies to drive value to hotel owners and …

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The power of advertising on Facebook for tourist operators

No, not stupid photos of cats or yet another incarnation of ‘keep calm and blah blah blah’ posted to the wall of your Facebook business page: we are talking Facebook advertising. Although you can argue the social media merits of Facebook, the fact people post so much of their personal lives to their profiles is actually a massive opportunity for …

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Consent to transfer of management rights agreements: what’s reasonable?

Some time ago, Resort News published an article by me on what I thought was reasonable for a body corporate to request from a buyer of management rights, in considering whether or not a body corporate committee should consent to the transfer of management rights agreements to the buyer. This is an important issue, because under the Body Corporate and …

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