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Exclusive with Best Western’s new brand development manager

Highly regarded hotel executive Georgina Williams has recently joined Best Western Australasia as brand development manager, with responsibility for growing the group’s profile and presence in Australia and New Zealand. Accomnews spoke exclusively with Ms Williams about what it looks like to grow a membership base, and what this means for hotels.

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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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Coastal chic glamping at Hahei Holiday Resort

Aerial shot of Hahei Beach

Grant Kilby is the general manager of The Hahei Holiday Resort and he defines their latest project as an exercise in delivering experience-based holiday accommodation characterised by a “coastal chic” feel. The recent refurbishments undertaken at Hahei have been in response to a relationship with Stray New Zealand’s wish for a glamping accommodation option at Hahei Beach. Stray provides structured …

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Is this really the future of hotels?

Neuro-dreaming: the future of hotels

Robobutlers, morphing hotels, choosing dreams and longevity spas, 3D printers to dial up a pair of slippers, or an iPhone? Is this really what’s in store for the the future? Futurist James Canton says so. When travellers check into a hotel in 2060 they can expect it to be on Mars, to feature augmented reality, artificial intelligence, morphing beds, robotics, touchscreen …

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The strategic ‘how to’ guide to hotel revenue management

The combined onslaught of big data, analytics, optimised pricing and advancing technology has led to a huge growth in hotel revenue management. Rather than a vague financial grab, a stab in the dark at boosting profits, it has become a bona fide strategy for calculating revenue forecasts. By automating price recommendations and other financially relevant decisions, the process of operating …

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Fresh water vital to tourism industry growth

Clean fresh water is vital to the growth and sustainability of New Zealand’s $30 billion tourism industry, its peak industry organisation says. In its submission to the Ministry for the Environment’s fresh water legislation consultation, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) said healthy fresh water ecosystems are fundamental to supporting the natural landscapes that are the primary reason visitors …

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Hilton Worldwide continues growth across Australasia

Two restaurants, a health club, spa, outdoor pool and event spaces complete the resort facilities. It will be Hilton’s 21st hotel in Australasia.

Known in New Zealand mainly for its innovative hotel on the Auckland city waterfront (pictured) Hilton Worldwide has announced Hilton Lifou Wadra Bay Resort, its second hotel in New Caledonia, with the signing of a franchise agreement with Société de Développement des îles Loyautés (SODIL). The 50-room resort is due to open in 2019 and will be managed by GLP …

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“Unregulated hotels” account for 30% of Airbnb’s LA revenue, finds AHLA report

Is Airbnb benefiting financially from "illegal" hotels?

The study builds on the national survey released earlier this year that shows a troubling trend: a growing number of commercial operators are using Airbnb to run unregulated hotels. The American Hotel & Lodging Association released Phase II of a study conducted by the Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management that provides a detailed analysis of the commercial activity …

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New flights to grow emerging tourism market

Tourism 2025 growth framework identifies increases in sustainable air connectivity as critically important

Air New Zealand’s new flights from the Philippines will help deliver on the tourism industry’s goal of growing total annual revenue to $41 billion by 2025, says the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA). Pending government and regulatory approvals, the new air route linking Manila with Auckland will launch in December 2016, with three flights per week. “This new service …

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