Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tag Archives: travel

Unit refurb tips: is your resort looking tired?

Find out what six things need to be included in a typical guestroom refurbishment, and whether you need to do them. Resort News published another tips supplement in its last issue, this one addressing the art and necessity of refurbishment. Simone Rose from Xavier Furniture wages in on guest expectations and how to leverage those with your vision for the …

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Strata roadshow coming to town

NSW Fair Trading is partnering with the Strata Community Australia and Real Estate Institute NSW to run a roadshow of workshops in preparations for the introduction of new strata laws, which come into effect November 30. The roadshow will provide an opportunity for professionals as well as owners and tenants to find out all about the changes prior to their …

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Australians expect hotel standard Airbnb

A recent survey found that the majority of Australian respondents expect Airbnb accommodations to be professionally cleaned, in order to create a more hotel-like experience for their guests. A study by professional cleaning company, Uber Clean House surveyed 1500 Australian residents over the age of 18 and was conducted across Australia between May 20 and 25, 2016. It concluded that …

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Emerging robotics are modernising strata communities

Practical technology is becoming the go-to solution for many of the big picture issues we have in strata communities. We have experienced a significant change in the last 15 years from mostly paper and post-driven communication to electronic notification, processing and filing. Banks now charge to withdraw money at their counter and it is second nature to us to do …

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Motels: understanding return on investment

What determines the market’s willingness to pay a particular price for a motel? The return on investment (ROI) that the market requires to invest in a particular asset, such as a motel, is a decision based on a number of factors. The combination of these factors decides the resultant ROI. The question of what ROI is expected by the market …

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British Backpacker killed in North Queensland

The stabbing death this week of young British backpacker, Mia Ayliffe-Chung, in a North Queensland backpacker hostel sent chills through every parent. Only 21 and described as soulful and bubbly, with a passion for Australia, Mia had only arrived in Home Hill, South of Townsville from the Gold Coast a week prior to the incident and like many young backpackers …

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Next Hotel Brisbane to offer guests limo service

Next Hotel Brisbane has launched Next Journey, a chauffeured Tesla limousine service with “zero emissions for the journey and zero compromises for guests”. The automobile is accessible to both guests and the general public for airport transfers or a day trip to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast. The hotel’s concept is to connect guests to the hotel, with check-in …

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Is your web presence strong enough?

Online marketing presence is critical to your business’s success or demise. You will have heard it said before: “First impressions are everything.” It’s true, the first point of contact is almost always online so it needs to turn on new business, not turn business prospects away. Everything you need for a fierce web presence: Check out how your website looks …

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How to convert business travellers to bleisure guests

Of all three travel segments that bring dollars to your property, the corporate market holds the most year-round promise. Corporate travel is often the most dependable year after year, and business guests tend to spend more at your property since they get reimbursed for most of their costs. Want more corporate business? Convince your business travellers to extend their stay …

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Do new surcharge regulations go far enough?

No-one likes being confronted by extra charges when they check out of their accommodation, especially if it is for something they expected to be provided in the normal course of business or for an extra item that was not used. Add-on surcharges by accommodation providers are certainly on the increase as they try and recoup “losses” they incur by trying …

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