Tagged as: travel

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Changing PMS: everything you need to know

by Accom Properties 13th September, 2017

With 84.1 percent of Australian accommodation establishments using property management systems as part of their business operation in 2015-6, according to data collected by Australian Bureau of Statistics, many of [...]

The ultimate in personal guest hosting

by Accom Properties 27th August, 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 [...]

Property management and the USB: “where can we charge our phones?”

by Accom Properties 26th August, 2017

When there’s only so much bandwidth floating around, it’s not easy being a guest. (It must be even worse being a property manager.) Particularly for international guests who are used to super-fast [...]

What’s the update on the Star Ratings saga?

by JP Robertson 19th August, 2017

Last quarter, one of the oldest and most recognised icons in Australian tourism came back from its death bed. But questions are now being asked about how many people would miss it if it went out of existence for [...]