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Watch out for post-storm scammers

NSW Fair Trading commissioner, Rod Stowe has warned Sydney folks with storm damage to be aware of scammers going door-to-door, claiming to be contracted by the State Emergency Service (SES). “Unfortunately, storms that cause significant property damage are often followed by scammers taking advantage of consumer vulnerability at a stressful and difficult time,” Mr Stowe said. “This type of misleading and …

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Recommendations for dispute resolution

With my office providing a dispute resolution service for Queensland’s community titles sector – comprising over 40,000 different schemes – it is no surprise the disputes in question traverse a range of matters. Sometimes the disputes are about tangible matters, for example, maintenance, financial management or decision-making. At other times my office sees dispute resolution applications lodged that appear to …

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Sydney’s Tank Stream Hotel appoints new business development manager

Sydney’s newest international hotel, The Tank Stream Hotel, has appointed Nigel Myers as their new business development manager. Previously Nigel was guest relations manager at the hotel. Nigel brings a wealth of hotel experience to the new BDM position, having previously worked in management positions at a range of Sydney hotels including Pullman Hyde Park, Travelodge and Stamford Plaza Sydney …

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Sydney’s most enviable address for world-class meetings & events?

With luxury woven throughout every space, one ofs Sydney’s most anticipated hotel opening of 2017, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel, artfully combines French elegance and sophistication with local culture, in order to curate exceptional meetings and events. Located directly opposite Sydney’s brand new International Convention Centre, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel will be the most in-demand hotel for guests to …

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Use video email to outsell the competition

Based on what I hear from the hotel sales and catering sales managers I train each month, the vast majority of inquiries for groups, meetings, conferences and catering events are being received electronically. Some come in via direct email; others arrive after a planner completes a “contact us” inquiry form at the hotel’s website. Most, however, arrive via third party …

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Why it’s important to let your destination shape hotel culture

Building your hotel culture to reflect that of the local community may go a long way to securing your property more bookings. Being able to stand out from the competition is a rare and powerful trait if your hotel is able to manage it. There are certainly some travellers who prefer their hotel to be like a ‘home away from …

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Parrtjima: Festival in Light to encourage NT tourists in 2017

The Northern Territory Government will present the second annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light event in Alice Springs from Friday, 22 September to Sunday, 1 October 2017, featuring an expanded program that celebrates the magnificent Aboriginal art of Central Australia. The spectacular free public event is the first authentic Indigenous light festival of its kind and showcases the oldest …

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Gold, Silver, Bronze for BIG4 at Australian Tourism Awards

BIG4 Holiday Parks demonstrated its category leadership as the network took home the top three ‘Caravan & Holiday Parks’ spots at the 2016 Australian Tourism Awards, held in Darwin this weekend. For the second year in a row, BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park was crowned gold, while BIG4 Adventure Whitsundays took out Silver and BIG4 Beacon Resort the Bronze. CEO of …

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New Australian Boutique Hotel Brand launches in Cronulla

Event Hospitality & Entertainment has announced a new boutique hotel brand for modern business and leisure travel, Eventhouse Hotels. After extensive revitalisation, Rydges Cronulla has transformed into Eventhouse Cronulla marking the first of the Eventhouse Hotels. Fresh, inspired and coastal cool sets the scene for the first Eventhouse; a beach-chic design by Shelley Indyk in collaboration with Anna Roberts, both …

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Shocked industry responds to game-changing Star Ratings Australia closure

Official ratings no more: the scheme will completely cease to operate as of June 30 this year, in a startling indication of what the digital age means for Australia’s accom sector. Star Ratings Australia told accomnews: “There will no longer be a standardised or accredited accommodation rating system. This means properties will have the freedom to advertise any rating they …

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