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The ultimate in personal guest hosting (PART TWO)

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 29th November, 2017

Queensland’s B&B and Farmstay Committee chairwoman Sue Panuccio, who has run Mt Cotton Guest House with her partner Trevor Penson for 11 years, said B&B owners must like meeting people and be comfortable [...]

The ultimate in personal guest hosting (PART ONE)

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 22nd October, 2017

In the middle of winter, there is definitely something evocative about the charmed surrender of sinking deep into a plush king-size bed, between crisp chic Florence Broadhurst sheets, under a soft, enveloping [...]

Sunshine Coast spotlight: dynamic growth that is sustainable PART TWO

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 04th October, 2017

Resort Brokers’ Glenn Millar told Resort News: “We have seen a resurgence in off-the-plan projects emerging after a somewhat long hiatus, with our team recently listing three new off-the-plan offeri [...]

Vender bender: refresh your guest offering without leaving bumps in the road

by Accom Properties 24th September, 2017

My last encounter with an interesting vending machine (not a phrase I can say I’ve typed before) was with an ultra-healthy, vegan, paleo-themed installation during a hospital visit.   Not only did [...]

Keeping your loo roll squared away

24th September, 2017

The modern toilet roll: an essential item across the Western world. We can thank the Brits for the paper product most of us know and appreciate; for, it is the British Perforated Paper Company that is credited [...]

Wily Irish Mammy’s dusting hacks for the craic

by Mandy Clarke, Industry Reporter 24th September, 2017

Mammy’s favourite saying is: “A little soap and water never killed anybody!”   It doesn’t take much effort, time, or expense to make huge improvements to your cleaning routine; [...]

Is your TV keeping up with the millennials?

by Suzy Barry, Industry Reporter 13th September, 2017

As a well-travelled child, I remember kicking back in my hotel room, gleefully channel-flicking while my parents ate in the restaurant downstairs. At home, there were four channels, and generally only one was [...]

What is the value of a website?

by Accom Properties 06th September, 2017

Buying or selling an accommodation business today invariably includes a website. It does not really matter whether you are the seller or buyer because either party has to establish a dollar value as it is an [...]

Let someone else wash your dirty laundry

by Accom Properties 06th September, 2017

Once upon a time, all accommodation providers managed their own housekeeping and linen departments. In a large property, housekeeping was often the largest department and biggest headache!   Managing [...]

Are your bathrooms on point?

by Accom Properties 03rd September, 2017

Bathrooms are important. Guests like them spotless, smelling fantastic, sporting some efficient utility space and, of course, stylish.   The bathroom is usually the first area that guests check for [...]