OPINION: How getting personal could bring the hotel industry back from the brink
by Peter Buttigieg
This blogger argues that hoteliers need to start looking beyond price and getting personal, but not in a deliberately unkind or insulting way.
Hotel wrap: Manhattan-inspired hotel coming to Sydney, Chiva-Som to reopen ahead of schedule + MORE
Spend your morning wishing you were staying in a luxury hotel somewhere warm instead of freezing your butt off in Australia? We’ve got you covered.
Airbnb launches new project to support country pubs
Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff are supporting our local pub by blowing half our pay on its happy hour specials.
Opinion: Automation is the secret to personalisation in hotels
by Ahmed Youssef
We couldn’t find a robot who was willing to write this article for us, so we enlisted the help of Amadeus’ Ahmed Youssef instead.
TAA announces finalists for 2019 Awards for Excellence
Travel Weekly was shocked to find we had been left off this year’s shortlist, despite being nither an accommodation provider or particularly excellent.
Hotel owner charged after seven die cleaning septic tank
The tragic event comes as campaign groups call for a crackdown on ‘manual scavengers’ who often die clearing septic tanks across India.
Hotel wrap: Luke Nguyen partners with Reverie Saigon, Hilton’s first Garden Inn property Down Under + more!
There’s a wealth of delicious news in this week’s hotel wrap, and we don’t just mean the announcement of a prominent chef partnering with a Saigon hotel. Dig in!
“Which monkey is gonna stay on the couch?”: Racist Airbnb host kicked off platform
A group of friends visiting New York have been subjected to a disgusting racist tirade that resulted in them being kicked out of their Airbnb at 2am.
Hotel wrap: Lucky Tassies zipped interstate by Accor, Hilton NT achieves at Hospitality Awards + more!
Just to make you feel even worse about the cold weather, Travel Weekly hand-picked a host of tropical hotel news for this week’s wrap, topped with a sprinkling of hospitality deals.
Four people killed and one injured in Darwin motel shooting
A suspected gunman known to police has been arrested after killing four people and injuring another in a motel shooting in Darwin.
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