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Tag Archives: Bookings

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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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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8 important search changes hotels should be aware of…

With Google constantly updating its algorithms and strategy, traffic coming in from multiple devices, and inconsistent SEO practices from travel websites, it’s hard for hotels to get a clear picture of what is working and what needs to be done to increase traffic and conversions in the future. Analysis by Net Affinity has shown organic traffic is being rerouted to paid search results, social media, and …

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Why do our rates change? We discount when it’s slower!

hotel rates

Every day your hotel sales, reservations and front desk colleagues are fielding questions from both prospects and guests regarding why it is that the rates are so much higher during certain periods as compared to other dates. For convention hotels, the question might be “Why are the rates so much higher in mid-October than July?” For the catering sales manager …

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Is the B&B business worth getting out of bed for?

Bed & breakfast

I recently heard an interview on Radio New Zealand with Brent Thomas, Airbnb executive who was talking about the 19,000 odd Airbnb listings they have across New Zealand. While this may not be accurate, considering the number of multiple room listings on Airbnb, he confirmed that Airbnb hosts in New Zealand could expect to earn about $3,700 a year with …

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How to use hotel digital marketing to leverage the Chinese market

Chinese tourists

In the diverse sphere of international travel, hotel marketers cannot afford to use broad strokes to attract bookings. To maximise bookings and occupancy each region and the markets within the regions should be treated on its own terms. A crucial and most lucrative market for hotels in the Chinese. China has the biggest outbound tourism activity in the world with …

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

bed and breakfast

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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Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel makes luxury top 10 list

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel

For the first time, Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel (QPBH) has been chosen as one of New Zealand’s Best Hotels by readers of DestinAsia – an award winning travel and lifestyle magazine. The boutique hotel, situated in the heart of Queenstown, is positioned as number six on a listing of New Zealand’s Top 10 properties.   The listing is the result of the annual …

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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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