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Tuesday , December 19 2017

Tag Archives: airbnb

To be or not to be, a star-rated B&B?

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To be or not to be…self rated? For an overview from the perspective of a B&B operator, Bed & Breakfast Association’s president Kathryn Officer dedicated her column to it…and here it is! Last week, we shared our article about the comparative benefits of a Qualmark rating versus self-rating or relying or consumer rating.  We heard from industry bodies and accommodation providers. …

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What’s your point of difference?

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AccommodationNZ general manager, Rachael Shadbolt encourages accom operators to focus on their unique offerings this summer, and forget about Airbnb comparisons. As we head into another strong summer season I hear a lot of sage comments like, ‘if you can’t make money in this environment you are doing something wrong’ or ‘make hay while the sun shines, for it will surely end soon’. …

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Auckland visitor levy unfair and ill-conceived: TIA

Woman enjoys spectacular morning views of Auckland city

A proposed new visitor levy for Auckland unfairly targets accommodation providers and fails to take account of the economic benefits tourism brings, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “It is inequitable to target commercial accommodation providers when the benefits of tourism are spread throughout Auckland’s economy,” TIA chief executive Chris Roberts says. Auckland mayor Phil Goff is proposing a targeted rate on …

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How hotels can utilise technology to attract millennials

Millennials

The popularity of Airbnb with millennials has been well-documented, causing the hotel industry to rethink how it appeals to this travel-loving generation. Today, hotel brands are finding new ways to lure back this demographic, from focusing on localised design to providing unique, authentic experiences.  In addition, a number of chains have started investing more heavily in technology and digital connectivity …

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Promoting local experiences might lead to more direct bookings

For many people, going on vacation has become about far more than finding a hotel with the best facilities, rooms and amenities. Increasingly, travellers are prioritising authentic experiences and local encounters in the destination they visit.  This is clearly illustrated by the success of Airbnb. These experiences often translate into simple but rewarding moments: finding a hip live music venue, …

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