Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag Archives: sydney

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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Stay and Walk Sydney’s historic Tank Stream

Sydney’s newest international hotel, The Tank Stream, is offering visitors to Sydney an opportunity to combine contemporary comfort with accommodation – with a stay that includes a historical discovery tour. The tour traces the path of the city’s original life-source, the Tank Stream. When the First Fleet arrived in 1788, it was meant to have established the colony at Botany …

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Guests offered ‘hotel package of a lifetime’ with Sofitel’s Golden Ticket

One of the most anticipated luxury hotel opening of the decade – Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – is celebrating the launch of its online bookings by offering one lucky person the Golden Ticket of a lifetime. The Golden Ticket comprises 9 double pass tickets to events and quintessential Sydney experiences for two people. Some of the key events include tickets to …

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Holiday Inn Sydney Central to be largest midscale hotel in Sydney’s pipeline

InterContinental Hotels Group and Linzhu have agreed to open the Holiday Inn Sydney Central in the city’s CBD. Adding 305 rooms in Sydney by 2020, the flagship hotel is the largest midscale property in the Sydney CBD pipeline and will embrace the joy of dining with its design-led restaurant, terrace bar and 120 seat meeting space. The hotel will be part …

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NTIA 2017: new venue and nominations now open

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents has formally announced that the brand new International Convention Centre, Sydney will be the host venue for the 2017 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA). “If we thought the event couldn’t get any bigger, it just did,” said Jayson Westbury, AFTA chief executive. “The Gala Dinner location will be held in the purpose built International …

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