Historic Melbourne hotel gets multi-million dollar makeover
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne has had a modern makeover that pays homage to its turn-of-the-century origins.
Hilton’s new campaign encourages consumers to “travel the world” closer to home
The advertising push champions international experiences in domestic locations. For example, sipping espresso outside a Melbourne cafe and then crying because you’re not in Italy.
Major QLD hotels will ban unvaccinated guests to avoid risky restriction loophole
According to some of the state’s hoteliers, new restrictions will not only be “impossible” to police, but they will also put guests at risk.
Intrepid to open “hybrid hotels” across Australia and NZ through new joint venture
Intrepid has taken its first step into the hospitality market with the promise of some pretty snazzy hybrid hotels. Wondering what the heck a hybrid hotel is? Find out here.
Marriott offers its own ‘vaccine passport’ to Aussie travellers
Fancy a month’s worth of free accommodation across Australia, NZ and the Pacific to enjoy once it is safe to do so? Well, you’ll need both jabs to be in with a chance.
Crystalbrook is slinging free upgrades to fully-vaxxed guests
The luxury hotel group is offering a cherry on top for fully-vaccinated guests, just in case your clients need an extra push to get the jab.
“We feel a responsibility to step up”: Airbnb offers free accommodation to 20,000 Afghan refugees
The home-sharing giant is hoping its generous new initiative inspires other business leaders to do the same. We’re looking at you, Marriott/Accor/IHG/Hilton.
Industry bodies urge government to provide more support and clarity for its roadmap rollout
The industry’s lobbying groups have been sharpening their pitchforks again in pursuit of more clarity, government support and a change in vaccine prioritisation.
Road & Rail
STUDY: 80 per cent of Aussies say road trips reign supreme
Looks like Aussies are packing their swags and getting their playlists ready, with new research showing a truckload of us are planning a road trip this year.
Aussie retreat crowned world’s most romantic hotel by Tripadvisor
Whip out the rose petals and Möet, because the land Down Under is now home to the most romantic hotel in the world, according to Tripadvisor.
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