Friday, September 22, 2017

Tag Archives: tourism

Melbourne hotels: occupancy increase, RevPAR decline

AN36-1-DN-Mercure Melbourne

New research released by STR analysts has found that Melbourne’s hotel market reported negative performance results when it comes to RevPAR, but increases in occupancy, according to preliminary April 2017 data. Occupancy decreased 2.6% to 80.9%, ADR increased just 0.6% to 176.23 Australian dollars ($129.90) and RevPAR dropped 2% to AU$142.51 ($105.05). According to the research, April was the second …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Cleaning tips for hotel housekeepers

Hotel housekeeping is almost an artform and it certainly can be testing at times but with the right methods, a few secret weapons and some simple tips, you could find cleaning hotel rooms much easier; especially if you are new to the industry. A few tips: Clear the clutter first. Clean out the bins and get rid of any dirty …

Read More »

A guide to cross channel marketing

Cross channel marketing. Those three words strike fear into the hearts of many accommodation providers. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Cross channel marketing isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Once you’ve got your head around the concept, it’s just a matter of harnessing the opportunities cross channel marketing provides to increase your customer base and loyalty to …

Read More »

Visit Sunshine Coast partners with Wotif for winter marketing

Visit Sunshine Coast has launched a new version of its popular destination marketing campaign, Come to Life, with major discounts on accommodation, attractions and tours to attract visitors to the region over the winter period. Targeting southern states, the Come to Life ‘2.0’ brand campaign includes television commercials, still photography, print and a major online campaign through Wotif. Bookings need to be …

Read More »

Tourism’s web wonder woman named as digital champion

Tourism Tribe’s chief digital officer and digital strategist, Fabienne Wintle, has earned the title of digital champion in the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program. The Queensland Government program recognises individuals who undertake activities within their communities to help improve Queensland’s digital literacy and digital adoption. Nominated by the Tourism Division, Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the …

Read More »

Discovery Parks appoints four key executive positions

Australia’s largest owner and operator of holiday and accommodation parks, Discovery Parks has announced the appointment of four key executive positions. The announcement comes off the back of a huge 2016 – which saw the company purchase rival operator Aspen Parks. Adam Koch has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer with significant International and Domestic experience spanning the retail, finance …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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, …

Read More »

Qantas named ‘most attractive employer’ in Australia

Qantas has been awarded Australia’s top employer in the Randstad Awards and aviation taking out the most attractive sector for the fourth year in a row. Qantas beat the VIC Government and the ABC to second and third spots respectively, with aviation being named the top sector thanks to financial stability, reputation and travel opportunities. Australians rewarded Qantas for innovation with …

Read More »