Friday , July 20 2018

News In Brief

Why hotels need to think boutique

As guests employ luxury hotel-like design features in their own homes, some hotels are also adopting a boutique, home-style approach to hotel design for a market seeking character and comfort. Accomnews spoke exclusively with award-winning hotel and interior design company, Dreamtime Australia Design, about how hotels are steering away from the stereotypical hotel room look.

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AirPlus International spreads its wings

AirPlus International is now expanding its travel payment business to customers in New Zealand. The international provider of payments solutions for the day-to-day management of business travel has just commenced the pilot phase and is currently enrolling customers onto its platform.

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TripAdvisor launches ‘enhancements’

TripAdvisor has announced the launch of Storyboard, a new photo tool that aims to make it easy for managers to blend together their best photos and top reviews into a promotional preview of their accommodation that engages potential guests.

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Are sleeping pods putting airport hotels at risk?

Over the past five years, futuristic ‘sleeping’ pods have been taking root everywhere from airport lounges to inner city bars. Varying in size, shape and price-per-hour, the simple sleeping solution is ideal for tired travellers who are waiting for their next flight – but what impact does this have on traditional budget airport accommodation?

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