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Malaysia Largest NZ Visitor Increase for March 2017

According to the latest stats from StatsNZ, the largest increase in visitor arrivals to New Zealand were from Malaysia, with a recorded 33.9 percent more visitors in 2017, than March 2016. While the country is a smaller contributor to visitor arrivals than the likes of Australia, China and the USA, the 2016 launch of Kuala Lumpur-Auckland routes with Air Asia …

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Recovery plan for Kaikōura

The Kaikōura District Council has adopted Reimagine Kaikōura, a District Recovery Plan that is a significant step in the recovery process for restoring and enhancing the Kaikōura District after the November 2016 earthquake. The Recovery Plan lays out a community led roadmap that includes five key themes: Economy – Developing a sustainable economy; Rebuild – Rebuilding quality facilities and infrastructure; …

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Hotel sector gears up for big July with conferences and awards

The hotel sector is gearing up for a big July, with the annual New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference on in Auckland 19-20 July, culminating with a gala Awards dinner. Conference registrations and entries for the prestigious New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards 2017 are open. The conference, the largest and most important annual event dedicated to New Zealand’s hotel sector, has …

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Meet New Zealand in one day at CINZ MEETINGS

Auckland is the host city for CINZ MEETINGS 2017, at ASB Showgrounds.

CINZ MEETINGS 2017 is the opportunity for event organisers to plan their next year in a day, and to meet all New Zealand under one roof. Registrations are now open for day buyers looking for ideas for their next meeting, conference, incentive travel, or business event. “We are inviting everyone responsible for meetings and events, and who want to make …

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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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