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$20 million backpacker complex signed off in Grantham Queensland

A $20 million backpacker and farm worker accommodation complex set for Grantham, Queensland was signed off recently by the Lockyer Valley Regional Council and one of Australia’s largest developers. Construction on the site off Philps Road (halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba) will start in a matter of weeks, with the 75-acre complex designed to cater… 

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Hotels Allocate More Budget for Digital Marketing and Social

Goal is to boost awareness amid threats from Airbnb, Priceline and Expedia In the brutally competitive hotel business, staying top of mind with consumers is a difficult challenge. The realities of the sector are leading more hotel professionals to increase their 2017 budgets for digital marketing and social media strategy in a bid to grow… 

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Europe Hostel Interactive workshops with networking opportunities

We are pleased to announce that Dan Jakobsen, Director of Sales for CMS Hospitality Europe will be holding  Hostel tech 101 workshops in Dublin and Amsterdam over the next two months in conjunction with SiteMinder Dan is a hotel industry expert and former General Manager of Generator Hamburg. Interactive workshop with network opportunities. Dublin Participate in this unique offering with participation from SiteMinder where… 

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Get a new perspective on bunk beds

Bunk beds are not just a trend for hip and cool boutique hotels anymore; you can increasingly find them in luxury accommodation. Granted, some guests only choose bunk rooms for economic reasons, and some families may only prefer a bunk room to a traditional family suite because of the value it offers, but there are… 

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Why Independent Hotels Are Thriving

The data has spoken. In 2016, sweeping uptakes in occupancy, average daily rate (ADR), and revenue per available room (RevPAR) revealed that independent hotel properties outperformed their branded brethren. Now, we find ourselves at the point in the lodging cycle where the non-branded universe is showing stronger growth rates than the chains. This is excellent… 

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Brett Pointon talks creating new brands in an old industry

CMS Hospitality is proud to be the Reservation, Trust Accounting  & Yield Management solution for Imagine Hotels & Resorts. The below article is kindly reproduced from Accomm News There is a new hotel group on the block: Imagine Hotels & Resorts. Its first Australian property, Imagine Marco is now open for business in Southbank Melbourne. Industry stalwart… 

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Key takeaways ITB Berlin March 2017

Another year at the biggest travel trade fair in the world. Another pair of shoes ready to be binned somewhere between Hall 4.1 and hall 22. Every year we all seem to be fit and ready and every night after a full trade day the same comments seem to flow. Feet hurt, tired, hungry, thirsty… 

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MILLETT GROUP REOPENS ICONIC BONDI BACKPACKERS

Millett Group has opened a hostel on Australia’s most iconic beach: Bondi. After acquiring Bondi Backpackers late last year, the business has undergone a transformation and rebrand, reopening this week. Bondi Backpackers sits across four stories on Bondi’s Campbell Parade, with panoramic views of Bondi Beach and the bustling promenade below. The new hostel will… 

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Key takeaways from #StayWyse 2017

This is a post from CMS Hospitality’s new Director of Sales for UK/Europe, Dan Jakobsen I guess a couple of personal key takeaways from a great StayWyse conference 2017. Hotels should not take for granted that they are market leaders and take centre stage. Technology is a major ingredient for sustainable growth in the hybrid… 

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