Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tag Archives: tourism

More disclosure when buying strata in Queensland, report suggests

Body corporate managers frequently assist in the sale of units by providing a body corporate certificate that includes certain information about the lot being purchased. A few years ago, under the previous government, consideration was given to the volume of the certificate and subsequently its size was minimised, putting the onus of checking the background of a property back on …

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Over 210 Australian hotels team up to prevent homelessness

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac has announced that more than 210 of its franchisees have joined forces to help prevent youth homelessness, by donating over $60,000 to its charity partner, Kids Under Cover. Last month, during National Homelessness Week, participating Choice Hotels franchisees donated $2 from every night stay to Kids Under Cover. The funds aim to help improve the lives of young …

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The six golden rules of responding to guest reviews

Whether scathing or glowing, every guest review is a golden opportunity for your hotel to shine or stumble. Guests trust other guests, and the reviews of past experiences at your hotel are one of the most influential factors that can impact future bookings. You can’t afford to ignore bad reviews and hope they disappear. Nor, is it okay to simply …

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47% of consumers say their purchase decision was influenced by news

Almost half of all holiday bookings are directly influenced by news media, a new report released by NewsMediaWorks has revealed. Some 60% of holidaymakers recall seeing or hearing a specific travel ad in the early stages of buying their holiday, according to the Path to Purchase: Travel Report.  Yet, only 38% of holidaymakers have a specific destination in mind when …

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A realistic bonanza or expensive ego trip?

A challenge for the South East Queensland region to host the 2028 Olympic Games is, amazingly, progressing to its second stage. Brisbane’s lord mayor Graham Quirk is asking 11 SEQ mayors to collectively spend around $2.5 million of their ratepayers’ money on a detailed feasibility analysis that would “crystallise a case study for infrastructure” in the region. Among the mayors are …

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Fitzroy Island for sale amid Barrier Reef tourism surge

Fitzroy Island Resort off Cairns in Far North Queensland has entered the market amid a flurry of investment interest in the Great Barrier Reef and surging growth in the region’s tourism sector. Resort Brokers Australia has launched a six-week international Expressions of Interest campaign this week to sell the Fitzroy Island Resort tourism business, perpetual leasehold and associated development opportunities. …

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The important role of a committee member: what’s involved?

Body corporate committees have the day-to-day responsibility of ensuring the body corporate’s affairs run smoothly. Depending on the scope of those affairs, the responsibility of a committee member, including being responsible for a significant amount of property and funds, might be considerable and there might be, as a result, a bit of competition for committee membership within the body corporate. …

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Australian hotels to be featured in National Building Design Awards

Held by the National Association of Building Designers (NABD), the National Building Design Awards will be presented at Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast on Saturday 1 October. Editor of Vogue Living Australia and television personality Neale Whitaker is set to host for the second year. The following three projects have been nominated in the awards this year: Rydges …

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Luxury travel celebrated at Luxperience gala dinner and awards evening

Luxperience hosted its largest ever Gala Dinner and Awards event with 580 luminaries from the global luxury travel arena gathering last night at the recently renovated Four Points by Sheraton, Sydney, to recognise excellence in the industry… and to party! The glittering event, presided over by the master of ceremonies, the effervescent style guru Henry Weinreich Roth, marked the culmination …

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QT Canberra crowned best catering venue

QT Canberra has won the Caterer of the Year award at the 2016 ACT Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence. More than 200 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged across 25 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at Hyatt Hotel, …

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