It’s results season. Australian business travel leaders Flight Centre and Corporate Travel Management have just reported strong market share gains in a sector that Qantas today described as flat. So who is losing out?
This week the Australian dollar crashed to a 10-year low against the US dollar and there’s no bounce in sight as Donald Trump and Xi Jinping go head to head in an unnecessary and damaging trade war. What does this mean for travel and how can you prepare for the turmoil ahead?
Tamie Matthews from RevenYou catching up with Arun Thirumoorthy of The Hotel Network at this year’s edition of NoVacancy, which was huge, according to organisers, attracting more than 4000 attendees and 230 exhibitors.
Meet Yolande Bassingthwaite, who helps manage supplier relationships at The Hotel Network.
The National Hotel Fremantle has become the latest member of Global Hotel Connect, a great way for properties to boost corporate and government bookings using one simple connection to all major Global Distribution Systems through The Hotel Network.
Occupancy isn’t everything – that’s the view of CBRE Hotels, which as evidence points to sluggish (at best) room rate growth in many leading markets despite “ultra-high” occupancies – historically the driver of increased Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR).
Taking pets on the road is a growing traveller trend. Progressive brands such as Ovolo use their pet-friendly approach as a marketing hook – and now you can too.
Consumers want instant booking and confirmation and will, in most cases, quickly move on to other options when they don’t find what they want – which is a room right now.
Business travellers wear smart clothes, travel in planes, stay in hotels with marble lobbies and have important meetings in glass-encased towers. Don’t they?
Arun Thirumoorthy and Nick Brooke from The Hotel Network were all smiles at the recent BTTB conference in Sydney.