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Mercure Auckland rebrands to ‘Grand’

AccorHotels New Zealand has announced that Mercure Auckland will rebrand to the 'Grand Mercure Auckland' from June 1, following an extensive NZ$22 million refurbishment, the second Grand Mercure announced this month for the region.

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Off-peak domestic travel push vital for tourism

In 2016, New Zealand residents made 2.6 million short-term trips overseas – double the number in 2000, but less than a tenth of the number of overnight trips residents made within NZ. Inbound visitors spent $14.5 billion in 2016 however Kiwis travelling around Aotearoa spent about 40 percent more during the same period, at $20.2 billion. Competitive airfares, new tourism …

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Serko and HRS strike strategic partnership

Serko Ltd (SKO.NZ) has announced a new strategic partnership with HRS Global Hotel Solutions. The agreement enables Serko to further extend its offering of global hotel content, making Serko one of the single largest hotel metasearch platforms for corporate programs. HRS’ global inventory includes 350,000 corporate-relevant hotels – 210,000 of which are independent properties. The partnership gives Serko customers the …

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Crowne Plaza Queenstown gets fresh look for rooms, public areas

A smart new look and feel for award-winning threesixty restaurant

Award-winning hotel Crowne Plaza Queenstown has a fresh new look for guests to enjoy following upgrades to public areas, rooms and conference spaces. New furniture in the lobby, threesixty restaurant and The Atrium will add a modern twist to interiors. The majority of the hotel’s rooms have large balconies, so new balcony furniture ensures an extra level of comfort for …

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5 hotel sales tactics to jumpstart 2017

marketing tactics for hotels

A fresh new year brings a new opportunity to delight ownership with big results in group/event sales…but only if you start off with velocity. Here are five tactics for jumpstarting your hotel sales performance in 2017 and establishing momentum for the next 12 months: Have a kick-ass kick-off! Seize this moment to fire up your group sales team and send …

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Prime minister key in raising tourism profile: Chris Roberts, TIA

Outgoing prime minster John Keys

Tourism Industry Aotearoa has paid tribute to Prime Minister John Key, saying he raised the profile of New Zealand’s biggest export sector across the Government. The tourism industry was delighted when Mr Key took over the tourism portfolio when he was elected as prime minister in 2008, TIA chief executive Chris Roberts says. “Mr Key has succeeded in ensuring the importance of the …

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