Tagged as: tourism

Personal thoughts on hospitality

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 31st January, 2018

As editor emeritus of this wonderful magazine I have spent the first two years of my retirement visiting all the places I desire strictly for enjoyment. The best bit is that I get to do it as a guest rather [...]

Councils struggling against the odds

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 20th December, 2017

Quasi-hotels should be banned under reforms to the regulation of short-term holiday letting in NSW, demands the Accommodation Association of Australia, as the NSW government considers changes to the model for [...]

Working with your partner… the good, the bad and the ugly (mostly good)

by Mark English, MR Sales 24th November, 2017

My story starts on a cold, wet Melbourne night. While at a friend’s 21st birthday party, I was lucky enough to meet my now wife (Kerry) for the very first time...   ... and here we are, some 30 [...]

Management rights finance

by Steve Burton, Principal, PCS Finance 12th November, 2017

Management Rights Finance Financing management rights purchases get harder and more complex each day.   A buyer needs to realise that the banks have a range of different policies and different [...]

Accounting and taxation aspects of financing management rights

by David Jackson, Hospitality & Strata 12th November, 2017

Financing costs are a significant expense in the operations of a management rights business so it is important they are structured correctly to maximise the potential taxation benefits.    Here are [...]

Ocean Reach family finds what it was looking for!

by Mandy Clarke, Resort News Reporter 12th November, 2017

Ocean Reach is a stunning, waterfront, 100-unit, apartment complex on one of the Sunshine Coast’s most prestigious locales, Kawana Island.   The property has unmatched resort-style facilities and [...]

The worldwide war on bed bugs

by Lauren Butler, Junior Journalist 29th October, 2017

When kids hear ‘don’t let the bed bugs bite’ as their parents turn out the lights, I hardly believe their minds turn to small parasitic insects that feast on human blood but - with reports that [...]

The figures every accom manager needs to guide their business strategy

by JP Robertson, AMG reporter 29th October, 2017

Three high-performing markets (alongside Sydney) that are often overlooked in yearly forecasts: Tropical North Queensland, the Gold Coast and the nation's capital Canberra.    This is [...]

How secure are the Gold Coast games?

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 15th October, 2017

The face of terrorism has changed dramatically as Islamic State forces confront defeat in Iran, Syria and Afghanistan. IS is increasingly shifting its focus towards ‘soft’ targets involving high [...]

Wily Irish Mammy versus bed bugs

03rd October, 2017

“Lie down with dogs and you’ll rise with fleas,” that’s what Mammy likes to say when she spots the grubby mark of a bed bug!   The invasion of these dreaded critters is a problem [...]