Hotel wrap: Preferred hotels & resorts new members, Australia gets a second voco + more!
We took a 10-minute break from scoffing Easter eggs to bring you up to date with all the latest hotel openings and deals. You’re welcome.
Study: Guest ratings are more important than brand in hotel selection
Deals and guest ratings are chalkers compared to branding for hotel bookings, according to a recent study.
Influencer couple defend ‘dangerous’, ‘moronic’ photo
by Christian Fleetwood
A couple who run a travel inspo Instagram account has given the internet somewhere to direct their keyboard rage this week, after posting an ambiguous photo.
Beach resort criticises ‘freeloading’ social media influencers
Still unsure how half the people on your Instagram feed can afford to travel and eat out 24/7? The article may provide answers.
Hotel wrap: Banyan Tree celebrates 25 years, Metro hotels introduces industry rates, Raffles to open in India + More
Check-in to another delightful hotel wrap and catch up on all the latest from your accommodation pals. Though, that’s not to say you can sleep in this wrap.
US casino giant suddenly ends buyout talks with Packer’s Crown Resorts over detail leak
by Huntley Mitchell
James Packer is on the hunt for a new buyer of his Crown jewel, after a rival casino giant abruptly walked away from the discussion table.
Marriott Bonvoy unveils hilariously wacky campaign as sponsor for rugby sevens tournament
Even if you despise rugby, you’ll love these hilarious ads from Marriott. Well, tolerate at a minimum.
Amadeus signs pre-paid hotel content deal with Agoda
Sadly, there was no accompanying photo for this press release, so we’ve had to resort to a boring stock contract signing pic.
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