Analysts are predicting the accommodation sector is in for a rough ride over the next few years as a result of dwindling consumer confidence and reduced holiday spending, with business travel propping the sector.
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Predictions that Sydney’s accommodation sector would lose money hand over fist during World Youth Day (WYD) festivities failed to eventuate, with the city’s hotels reporting 77 per cent occupancy for the week ending July 20.
Resort Corp has announced the sale of the management rights of its $210 million Noosa Sanctuary project and conference centre to Mirvac Hotels and Resorts.
Chinese carrier Dragonair is advising passengers departing from Mainland airports to arrive more than two and a half hours before departure to accommodate tightened security checks.
Chinese electronics and information company Hisense yoday (July 21) marked its six-year naming rights sponsorship of a prominent Melbourne sporting arena.
The upcoming merger between Qantas Holidays, Qantas Business Travel and Jetset Travelworld will create one of Australia’s largest integrated travel services.
The Saigontourist Travel Service (STS) Company has this year welcomed nearly 18,300 visitors on MICE tours, representing a 17 per cent increase to the corresponding period in 2007.
Sydney taxis have joined a growing chorus of enterprises claiming World Youth Day (WYD) is adversely affecting sales as business travellers steer clear of the city to avoid crowding and road closures.
The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is offering complementary admission to all gaming executives and professionals who register at the AGE website.
The Darwin Convention Centre (DCC) has exceeded its sales targets for the 2008-09 fiscal year less than a month after it commenced operations.
Australia’s lagging tourism sector could receive a much-needed boost should a proposal to treat flights from New Zealand like domestic carriers is approved.
Conference delegates and business travellers could be turned away from hotels in Western Australia from next week because of an undersupply of clean sheets linked to the state’s gas shortage.
Bangkok is setting the groundwork for a global campaign to promote itself as a hub for exhibitions and boost its competitiveness in the MICE industry.
A Sydney tour operator is offering a money back guarantee for its whale watching cruises until the end of July.
Melbourne has for third year in a row beaten Sydney for the top spot in the latest business traveller’s survey.
The world’s first synthetic golf course is nearing completion at a development site near Yeepoon on Queensland’s Capricorn Coast, with 13 of the 18 holes now complete.
‘Showing a united front’ has been identified as key to winning conferences contracts at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Association Seminar this week.
Occupancy rates for hotels have fallen to 70 per cent in Sydney as corporate travellers street clear of the city in the lead up to World Youth Day.
The Federal Government is aiming to boost lagging tourism and give Australia a competitive edge by introducing a national accreditation scheme for the sector.
Eight Hotels Australia has launched a new budget luxury hotel designed for business travellers, with room rates starting at $95 per night.