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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly gather at ARAMA event

17th August, 2018

Resort News attended the 2018 Australian Resident Accommodation Managers Association (ARAMA) industry expo events held in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast during July. This popular annual event brought [...]

Partnerships and syndicates explained

by Mike Phipps 18th July, 2018

Over the past 20 years, I’ve probably spent more time talking about, writing about and verbally explaining management rights partnership finance than just about any other single issue in the industry. [...]

The rules have changed.. game on! Maybe?

by Mike Phipps 27th June, 2018

I was once told that the definition of a consultant is someone who steals your watch and then asks you the time.   I have also heard that a good accountant, when asked the total of 2 + 2 will reply [...]

New short-term holiday letting regulations for NSW

by Col Myers 27th June, 2018

The NSW government has announced a new a regulatory framework to govern the short-term holiday letting industry.   Short-term holiday letting has rapidly expanded in recent years due to the growth of [...]

Know the cost

by Andrew Morgan 07th June, 2018

Hopefully we all love or enjoy what we do for a living; however, we do not do it for the sport.   A business must produce a profit to survive. Knowing how or what is needed to achieve a profit is a [...]

Management rights versus motels

by Frank Higginson 01st May, 2018

There are (obviously) two very different business models in the management rights and motel industries...   While everyone seems to write about one or the other, we thought that it would be interesting [...]

The positives of franchising for franchisees

by Rosie Clarke 18th April, 2018

They call it a ‘model’ for good reason; there’s a level of professionalism, showmanship and influence that comes with a franchise.   Been there, seen it all Many independent owne [...]

Luxury hotel news: Emporium Hotel South Bank set for July

by Rosie Clarke 03rd April, 2018

The 143-suite hotel has been designed and developed by the same independent owner-operators who guided the Emporium Hotel in Fortitude Valley to the position of Australia’s most awarded boutique luxury [...]

First new resort in five years for NSW south coast

by Rosie Clarke 03rd April, 2018

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced its first resort on the New South Wales South Coast, Ramada Resort Batemans Bay, the town’s first new resort to open in more than five years.   Slated to break [...]

Imagine: a new hotel developed in Melbourne

by Rosie Clarke 03rd April, 2018

Imagine Hotels and Resorts unveils third property opening, Imagine Lighthouse, in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, combining striking architectural design, superior finishes and all the modern comforts that you [...]