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Tourism boost for the Whitsundays

Tourism boost for the Whitsundays | The Insight Files | Scoop.it
It's been a big week for the Whitsundays, with the launch of One&Only Hayman Island and today's start of Qantas services between Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef Airport.
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Millennials the most likely age-group to indulge in luxury hotel services

Millennials the most likely age-group to indulge in luxury hotel services | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

"A new survey released today by Chase Card Services reveals that millennials are more likely than older travelers to seek out hotels with luxury services such as dry cleaning (32%), massage or spa services (30%) and pet-friendliness (23%). Furthermore, the survey shows millennial travelers are more likely to say it’s a ‘deal breaker’ if a hotel is not near public transportation (19%)."

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TripAdvisor's TripBarometer 2014: some key insights on traveller budgeting behaviours and hotelier investments

TripAdvisor's TripBarometer 2014:  some key insights on traveller budgeting behaviours and hotelier investments | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

"Travellers love to share (unless it’s the armrest on the plane), and people in the lodging industry love to talk shop. So it’s no wonder we have a lot of powerful data to share from our annual TripBarometer survey.

We could only fit so much in the infographic, so here are key insights and corresponding tips – including three you won’t find anywhere else."

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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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Cornell University report uses industry data to develop hotel sustainability benchmarks

Cornell University report uses industry data to develop hotel sustainability benchmarks | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

"A landmark Cornell University study has compiled and analyzed industry-wide data to develop sustainability benchmarks for hotels in 30 geographic areas in China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Using these benchmarks, hotels in and near these 30 locations can see how they stack up against their peers. With data contributed by nine global hotel companies, the benchmark data collection and analysis effort focuses on two key components of sustainability: energy usage and carbon emissions. The report, "Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking," by Howard G. Chong and Eric E. Ricaurte, is available at no charge from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) and the Cornell Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF)."

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IBISWorld: Australian hotels and resorts industry should prepare for growth in domestic tourism

IBISWorld: Australian hotels and resorts industry should prepare for growth in domestic tourism | The Insight Files | Scoop.it
Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 -- As the Australian dollar falls, the industry prepares for growth in domestic tourism and an influx of Asian tourists. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Hotels and Resorts industry in Australia.
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