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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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Do the little things matter?

Luxury is a term that is bandied about the industry far too often, with accommodation providers self-appointing their offerings as ‘luxury’ or self-rating themselves as ‘five-star’ when they would likely only get an official rating of three. The Cambridge Dictionary Online defines luxury as “great comfort, especially as provided by expensive and beautiful things” also “something expensive that is pleasant …

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Motel sector insights from latest accomnews stats

Rachael Shadbolt, GM at AccommodationNZ, discusses brand new accomnews survey results; 78% of all respondents were members of AccommodationNZ and 74% were motel operators. As such, the survey has provided some important data for a sub section of the wider commercial accommodation sector where previously there was little available. Some insights from this data that we noted are: Over 65% of respondents have …

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Skills shortage to worsen for tourism sector

The government’s immigration changes have made it harder for hotels, restaurants and cafes around New Zealand to maintain a quality customer experience, warns the tourism industry. Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) chief executive Chris Roberts says raising the points threshold for the skilled migrant category from 140 to 160 is making existing skills shortages worse. “It is disappointing the Government went ahead …

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Caution urged on government plan to book motel rooms for emergency housing

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett’s suggestion that motel rooms might be block booked to provide temporary emergency housing brought a guarded response from the general manager of AccommodationNZ, Rachael Shadbolt in an interview with Radio 1ZB’s Rachel Smalley. Asked how moteliers might react to such a policy, Ms Shadbolt said she agreed with Ms Smalley that it was “a bit …

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Local tourism marketing: the low hanging fruit

Did you know that shopping and eating at restaurants/cafés are consistently rated in the top three activities that people partake in during a holiday or vacation? We often think travel is all about attractions, museums and tours, however, Destination NSW tells us that the top three activities undertaken by domestic visitors to Sydney are: 1. Eating out, dining at a …

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