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Thursday , April 27 2017

News In Brief

Hotel beds combine durability with luxury and comfort

People used to go to hotels for a step up in luxury bedding, and to stretch out and enjoy a superior night’s sleep.  As consumers direct more of their disposable income towards home comforts, some people’s beds are hard to top.  How to achieve the durability required of commercial bedding, combined with the luxurious technology of domestic lines? Luckily, the …

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How to avoid the pitfalls of Google AdWords

A market gamechanger since it boomed on the scene over the last decade, Google AdWords is unparalleled for revenue generation. Harnessing the power of the mighty AdWords can seem like a daunting task, particularly if you have little to no experience with paid online advertising. Then, once thrust into de facto campaign set-up and management, the tourism business owner can find themselves …

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Loyalty programs: what’s the point?

There are many points of view on whether a loyalty program is a valuable and viable strategy for travel and accommodation providers. The proof of their success is hidden in the financial reports of each business that has one, and the various media stories (just search ‘hotel loyalty program mergers’) that share how many members the various programs have and …

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Direct bookings present the biggest challenge for hotels of all sizes

Managing a hotel is akin to a juggling act. Hoteliers are constantly switching between tasks, projects, and priorities – everything from revenue management to delivering a great guest experience. New research from SiteMinder has revealed what keeps hoteliers, all around the world, awake at night. The cloud platform asked hoteliers, both independents and groups, to rank the biggest challenges they believe their …

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Asia Pacific hotel pipeline for March 2017

  STR’s March 2017 Pipeline Report shows 583,054 rooms in 2,611 hotel projects Under Contract in the Asia Pacific region. The total represents a 1.6% decrease in rooms Under Contract compared with March 2016. Under Contract data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include projects in the Unconfirmed stage. The region reported …

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Your accommodation business for sale portal has arrived

In an exciting move for the accommodation sector, Multimedia Publishing has announced the launch of its brand new commercial property listing portal, Accom Properties. The website will be a hub for buyers and sellers of hotels, resorts, motels, holiday parks, apartment buildings and other commercial properties. The industry gamechanger has been in the works at Multimedia Publishing for several years: …

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Create the ultimate hotel team with praise and applause

It’s easy to forget to acknowledge your team, but the effects are far-reaching and can be a pretty powerful tool in raising guest review scores and boosting future bookings. Consider this: Genuine praise = Happier and empowered hotel employees = An awesome guest experience = Glowing guest reviews A study by Globoforce in 2013 found that 89 percent of people …

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Tourism NZ says World Masters more than a game

The largest event New Zealand will host in the next decade kicks off this week when the World Masters Games opens in Auckland – and the event is about more than just sport. For Tourism New Zealand, the games are a major opportunity to encourage as many of the international participants, their family and friends, to stay longer and travel …

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Cosy entertainment at alpine lodge, The Whistler

The Whistler, Queenstown

The Whistler, Queenstown offers apartment accommodation in an outdoor sportsperson’s paradise. Nestled between the Queenstown Hill Recreation Reserve and Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve, the complex is also conveniently located to amenities, including a short four-minute walk to the local supermarket for supplies. For those who prefer to kick back and let others do the cooking on holidays, the nearest restaurant …

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Climate and cost key for pool heating solutions

The commercial swimming pool is up there with the most important features for many travellers, and for many it’s a deal-breaker. For some travellers these days, chemical solutions are less preferred, and many hotels are moving away from chlorine to gentler salt water solutions to maintain a clean bathing experience. As technology advances, the industry is finding ways to use …

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