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Labor to give small hotels pricing power if elected

Travel Weekly staff enjoy heading to the polling booth if only for a scone at the cake stall or a snag sambo from the BBQ.

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Technology

Booking.com reveals alternative accomm revenue for first time, shortlists Aussie start-ups for funding

Booking.com has been busy lately with a couple of big reveals, but that’s not to suggest the digital travel platform hired a team of professional curtain raisers or anything.

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Hotels

Hotel booking giants agree to change their ways following investigation

The naughty kids of the travel industry classroom (aka hotel booking sites) have agreed to sit up straight and behave following a talking-to from a competition watchdog.

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Destinations

These are Australia’s most welcoming places

Unsurprisingly, the Travel Weekly office did not make this list, probably because of our vicious office dog. Just kidding, he’s too busy napping to notice when we have guests.

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Tourism

Almost 10 million Aussies think a white Christmas is more magical

Is an Aussie Christmas legit? Well, not according to almost half of all Aussies. In lieu of snow, we’ll be making crushed ice snowmen in an air con room.

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Hotels

Booking’s VP on why agents should get involved with short-term rentals

by Ali Coulton

Love them or hate them, short-term rentals have taken the accommodation world by storm. Here’s why agents should cash in on the spoils.

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Tourism

Space travel and eco-activism high on the radar for 2019

Booking.com has released their travel trend predictions for 2019! Meanwhile, we’re releasing our lunch predictions for today and it’s cloudy with a high chance of leftover pizza.

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Technology

Booking.com’s Gillian Tans: “It is my responsibility to support and empower others”

by Ali Coulton

Last year, Tans was the highest paid CEO in online travel. And now, she’s made it her mission to use her influence to positively impact the lives of women in travel.

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Research: Airbnb is now worth more than any hotel company

New research just placed Airbnb at the top of the food chain, but experts warn the homesharing giant will need to watch its back.

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Tourism

Booking.com’s Luke Wilson on why we ALL need a holiday

Feeling a bit burnt out? You’re not alone! Research shows Australia is in the midst of an annual leave crisis. Yes, it’s just as scary as it sounds.

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Tourism

A majority of travellers are picking destinations based on food

Personally, all our life decisions are made based on food, so this statistic makes very little difference to us besides letting us know that we’re not alone.

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Australia’s annual leave crisis: fight burnout with national Book a Holiday Day

No, we’re not making this one up: Book a Holiday Day is REAL and we’re using it as an excuse to spend the rest of the day researching trips we can’t afford.

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