News and Views

October 17th, 2019 by Martin Kelly

A Beautiful Set of Numbers…

We were stoked to see this bar chart showing The Hotel Network producing more business at less cost for one of our hotels than either Expedia and In fact, we were their top channel partner!

October 11th, 2019 by Martin Kelly

Mandarin Motel at Macksville Gets a Bookings Boost

Using Global Hotel Connect has been a great way for motelier Meiling Huang to boost her corporate bookings, which have increased significantly since she joined the program.

September 16th, 2019 by Martin Kelly

THN Staff Put Best Foot Forward this Steptember

It’s a been case of 10,000 steps at a time for The Hotel Network staff participating in Steptember, a fundraising drive for kids with cerebral palsy.

August 22nd, 2019 by Martin Kelly

Corporate Conundrum: Flight Centre and CTM Upbeat but Qantas Says Sector Flat

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?

August 10th, 2019 by Martin Kelly

Currency Crisis Has Silver Lining for Australian Travel Industry

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?

August 9th, 2019 by Martin Kelly

Catching Up at NoVacancy

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.

July 16th, 2019 by Martin Kelly

Meet The Team

Meet Yolande Bassingthwaite, who helps manage supplier relationships at The Hotel Network.

July 16th, 2019 by Martin Kelly

Occupancy Isn’t Everything…

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).

July 16th, 2019 by Martin Kelly

It’s a Dog’s Life – THN Introduces Pet Filter

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.

July 16th, 2019 by Martin Kelly

Live Bookings or On Request? It’s No Contest

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.

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