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The Sydney Opera House named Australia’s favourite landmark

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, has announced the Sydney Opera House as the winner of its 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks in Australia. Coming in second was the Sydney Harbour Bridge, followed by the Australian War Memorial in third. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that considered the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. The …

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Allianz announces 2017 sponsorship with Vivid Sydney

Allianz has announced that it will be a key supporter of Vivid Sydney, one of the world’s largest festivals of light, music and ideas. From May 26 to June 17, Vivid Sydney will transform the city into an outdoor gallery featuring vibrant light projections and installations, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, and some of the world’s most important creative industry …

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Stamford Plaza Sydney wins best airport hotel

Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport has won the award of Best Airport Hotel in Australia/Pacific for the 4th year running in the SkyTrax World Airline Awards. Worldhotels announced the awards, which stretch across the Asia Pacific region, as affiliate hotels attained top honours and remarkable achievements from prominent and influential industry leaders. This includes Conde Nast Traveller China, TripAdvisor, The Telegraph …

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Tripadvisor reviews reach half a billion – and counting

TripAdvisor this week announced that it now has more than 500 million reviews and opinions on its website, and receives 290 pieces of user-generated content every minute of every day. And coming out on top of the list in Australia for number of reviews, is a hotel in Sydney. The Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney has received more than 7,500 traveller …

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Study reveals the most Instagrammed locations around the world

Sydney Opera House has come in at number 41 and Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island has ranked at Number 39 in a new study on the Most Instagrammed Tourist Attractions in the world. The study, by TravelBird ranked 470 attractions in countries around the world based on the number of hashtags on the social media platform. With …

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Invictus expected to hit Sydney room occupancy

Room occupancy in Sydney can expect a hit next year when the 4th Annual Invictus Games comes to town from October 18-29, 2018. To help prepare you for the influx of patrons, here are some key facts about the games you might not have known. HRH Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) is the Patron and Founder of the Invictus Games, …

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Two Canberra hotels take home national property awards

In a boost for Canberra’s already thriving tourism industry, two hotels – Little National Hotel and the Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport – took home national awards at the 2017 Property Council of Australia/Rider LevettBucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards in Sydney. Little National Hotel, owned and nominated by Doma Group, was presented with the KONE Award for Development Innovation, after last month winning …

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Vivid Sydney’s lights heat up hoteliers’ winter nights

Last-minute demands for Sydney hotels will likely spike in coming weeks, with the ‘high voltage’ of arrivals in town for Vivid Sydney Festival. Expedia group data has revealed nearly 80% of stays were booked during the festival or within one month of the opening night in 2016, boosting occupancy and higher room rates during the traditionally quieter months, and visitor …

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Major hotel operator sets sights on Australia

Marriott International has earmarked Australia as a growth centre, introducing new luxury brands opening in Sydney will be the Ritz-Carlton at The Star, and W Hotel at Darling Harbour and the upmarket brand St Regis in the future. In Melbourne, the W Hotel on Collins Street will open in 2020. It is being developed in partnership with Daisho Development Melbourne and Cbus Property …

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