Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tag Archives: tourism

Adele sings up a storm for Brisbane hotels

Latest STR occupancy figures indicate significant growth for Australia’s hotel sector as Adele’s record breaking tour of Australia produced an events-based boom for the cities where she performed. The largest RevPAR turnaround was recorded in Brisbane, a city that has had to contend with a fall in demand from the resources sector in recent years. Brisbane’s hotels grew their occupancy …

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TripAdvisor reveals most visited spots by travellers vs. locals

The study was based on the company’s stored mobile location data, revealing travellers’ and locals’ most frequented hotels, restaurants and attractions in major world tourism destinations. “Our mobile check-index shows the points of interest where consumers are voting with their feet and actually spending their time,” said Jeff Chow, vice president of product, consumer experience, TripAdvisor. “It’s interesting to see …

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Mantra partners with globally-celebrated Sudirman Cup

Mantra Group has partnered with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to become the official accommodation partner for the 2017 Total BWF Sudirman Cup, the world mixed badminton team championships, held on the Gold Coast from 21 to 28 May, 2017. As part of the partnership, two of the Group’s popular Surfers Paradise properties, Mantra on View Hotel (pictured) and Mantra …

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General manager appointed to Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has announced the appointment of Duncan Mars as the new general manager of Ramada Port Douglas. Duncan comes to Wyndham with fifteen years’ senior management experience in hospitality, including the last five years as a general manager in Victoria. Ramada Port Douglas, situated in North Queensland on Port Douglas Road, is a mixed-use property available …

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Accorhotels update on environmental initiative

Hotels like The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley are setting new standards for local production and sourcing. The hotel now sources up to 30% of its menu from the hotel’s 70 acre grounds and vegetable garden, with a further 50% from local partners. The Sebel has an agreement with a local farmer who manages cattle and pigs on the hotel’s grounds. The …

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Are you being proactive enough?

There is no doubt that the overwhelming majority of accommodation managers are passionate about the cleanliness of their establishments. While the cleaning of bathrooms and hard surfaces is usually of a very high standard and guests are okay with this, there are areas of a guestroom that they suspect (and perhaps rightly so) are neglected. Before kicking off their shoes …

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How can a WWII scientist help your hotel survive?

In WWII, Allied planes would often return to their bases with hundreds of holes from enemy guns. This inspired crafty ground crews to bolt on metal plating over the holes to strengthen the planes and prevent future losses. They assumed that the evidence clearly indicated where they should place the extra protection. But one American scientist wasn’t so sure…  Abraham Wald, …

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QTIC’s idea to rort visitors angers industry

Tourism is booming. Visitors are flocking into Australia from everywhere. Domestic visitor arrivals have never been this good. Isn’t it fantastic? Yes, let’s tax them. That’s the Australian way – it seems. Fortunately, at last, federal and state governments are not buying into it. New moves are under way to slug hotel guests with a bed tax in Queensland to …

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Genuine sharing is fine but commercial short-stay operators need to be regulated

Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), said that the NSW government’s response to the Parliamentary Review into short term letting was an acknowledgment that unregulated short-term letting in residential communities was a complex issue where the benefits had to be carefully weighed against the far-reaching and potentially negative consequences. TAA CEO, Carol Giuseppi, said the accommodation industry had no issues with the …

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