Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tag Archives: tourism

Advertising levies: the unwritten rule

It has been an unwritten rule for many years among accountants, and probably valuers and banks, that a manager cannot make a profit from advertising levies or at least if the manager does, that profit is not taken into account when assessing the net profit of the business. The rationale for the rule is that monies paid to the manager …

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AccorHotels to run prime Surfers Paradise property

Challenger Investment Partners, on behalf of the owners, has appointed AccorHotels to manage their Surfers Paradise hotel, which is currently operating as Hotel Grand Chancellor. AccorHotels took over management of the hotel October 1, 2016, and re-branded the hotel to the group’s renowned Novotel brand. Novotel Surfers Paradise will be the 30th Novotel in Australia and AccorHotels’ fourth hotel on …

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TFE Hotels launches new comedy videos for Northern Territory’s shoulder season

TFE Hotels is launching a three-pronged marketing plan for its three hotels on the Darwin Waterfront and in the Darwin CBD, aimed at attracting Northern Territory residents seeking out a city stay in the shoulder and wet seasons. The Darwin Waterfront precinct, home to the stunning Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront and the cool and contemporary Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, …

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Strata living: the hotbed of competing interests

In nearly all strata schemes, there are different groups of stakeholders all with competing interests. Each of these groups has their own agenda of what they want from the strata scheme, and what they are willing to do or sacrifice to make that happen. At a glance, many of these groups may appear to have similar interests but, as with …

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Works begin on STARIN’s Adina Apartment Hotel, Macquarie Park

STARIN held a ceremony to break ground on the site of the stunning new Adina Apartment Hotel it is building in Sydney’s fastest growing commercial district, Macquarie Park. The hotel on Lane Cove Road is due to open by the end of 2017 and will be operated by TFE Hotels. The design offers sweeping views of Sydney’s city skyline from …

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Signage: what’s the big deal?

Imagine a resort without signage… How would it be identified from the road? Once found, how would visitors know where to park or find their way around? Chaos would ensue! It would be confusing, annoying, stressful, not to mention potentially unsafe and without safety signs it could also be illegal. As resort managers, you are constantly updating, renewing, and improving guest …

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The Star shines at Queensland Awards for Excellence

The Star Entertainment Group won the trifecta at the Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence, held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre overnight, Wednesday September 28. The prominent awards are an accomplishment for the hotel, dining and entertainment group which continues to invest in its Jupiters Gold Coast and Treasury Casino & Hotel Brisbane properties. The QHA Awards recognised …

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Reduction in ‘backpacker tax’ and charges welcome – says TAA and AHA

The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) and Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) welcomed the decision by the federal government to reduce the tax on Working Holiday Makers (WHM) from 32.5c to 19c along with a $10 million promotional fund aimed at revitalising the sector, but said the imposition of a $5 increase in the Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) was counter-productive. Under the …

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Don’t let this happen to you!

Life on the internet is becoming incredibly dangerous and, unless you stay alert, the consequences can be dire – as one of my acquaintances discovered. These good people had been in business for many years and were in the process of putting their business on the market. They arrived at their computer one morning only to discover that it displayed …

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A warm Sunshine Coast welcome for Jetstar’s new Adelaide services

The first of Jetstar’s new Adelaide to Sunshine Coast flights touched down this morning at Sunshine Coast Airport providing welcome warmth and sun for a planeload of waterlogged Adelaide residents. Passengers were greeted by characters from Aussie World, Sea Life Mooloolaba, The Ginger Factory, Big Kart Track and Australia Zoo, as well as receiving a welcome goodie bag from Visit …

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