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Australia’s accommodation "Gold List” and the future of tourism rankings

Australia’s accommodation "Gold List” and the future of tourism rankings | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Star Ratings Australia - in partnership with ReviewPro - has unveiled the Gold List of Australian accommodation. The Gold List is exclusive to Australian properties which hold themselves to independent Star Quality rating standards. With a Travellers' Rating score aggregated from more than 100 online review sites in 45 languages - the inaugural Star Ratings Gold List is the ultimate guide for Australian Travellers. The integration of independent quality inspections, online guest review data and an academic benchmarking framework present travellers in Australia with a comprehensive, trusted ranking that will enable them to make better decisions. Find out more.

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Adaptive re-use: tourist accommodation in Centennial Park

Adaptive re-use: tourist accommodation in Centennial Park | The Insight Files | Scoop.it
Visitors to Sydney have stayed in Centennial Park over the years, usually sleeping rough in swags or sleeping bags. The experience has just gone upmarket, with Centennial Parklands having transform...
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Womens' travel accommodation preferences

Womens' travel accommodation preferences | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

A segment of the global women’s travel market is emerging in what is known as GGA - the girlfriend get away - for women who travel with other women for leisure purposes only. University of Canterbury tourism expert has been investigating the trend and says safety and security are the important issues. Women want hotels that offer female-only staff, from housekeeping to room service, secure lifts and floor access. They want healthy options in restaurants, full-length mirrors and dressing mirrors with white light as part of room amenities. While the accommodation industry worldwide has recognised the importance of female customers, they have placed emphasis on the female customer as part of the family group or as business travellers. The accommodation needs and services of the GGA market have been largely ignored. Click here to learn more.

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Luxury travel experiences a revival

Luxury travel experiences a revival | The Insight Files | Scoop.it
Luxury travel is in the middle of a renaissance, being brought back to life in a variety of indulgent themes. We uncover the top nine ways luxury is being brought back into fashion.
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