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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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YHA New Zealand wins Best Green Accommodation Initiative Award

Long time GuestCentrix user YHA New Zealand is the global winner of the “Best Green Accommodation Initiative” for the WYSE Global Youth Travel Awards 2016. The awards celebrate outstanding performers within the international youth, student and educational travel industry and act as a benchmark for excellence within the sector. YHA New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Mark Wells,… 

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Hoteliers revolt over Booking.com ruling

Queenstown hotel owner Nik Kiddle is leading a group of about 100 accommodation providers around the country, who want more freedom to offer better room rates. It is estimated by various industry players that between 70 per cent to 98 per cent of bookings are made through online services like Booking.com and Expedia, which impose contract restrictions on hotels offering sharper… 

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