The Big Cheese with Emporium Hotel’s Peter Savoff

For this week’s midweek interview, we took a closer look at the Emporium Hotel, Brisbane’s general manager, Peter Savoff. That is, until he took a few hurried steps backwards.

Events

News

Maximum Occupancy just dropped a HUGE line-up update

Think Booking.com, Qantas Hotels and TripAdvisor, just to name a few. Get ready, folks, this one is gonna be HUGE.

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Venues

Featured Venue: The Blackman, St Kilda

Fall down the rabbit hole and discover this dreamlike venue. It’s the perfect backdrop to a uniquely Melbourne event.

Technology

How Predictive Analytics Can Improve ROI on Business Travel

by Eric Tyree and Michael Ryan

Still trying to get your head around predictive analytics? Lucky for you, Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s Eric Tyree and Michael Ryan penned this piece to give you all the juicy deets.

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Exhibitions

AIME launches new exhibitor model

The organisers have overhauled the way exhibitors take part in the event with a swanky new booth design.

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Travel Agents

Tell us who you think deserves an ATA Award!

The Australian Travel Awards are in less than two months, people! And we want your opinion on which companies you think should (or will) win.

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Destinations

Destination weddings on the rise as Aussie ceremonies become too pricey

Meanwhile, we’re struggling to scrape together enough money for our morning coffee let alone an overseas wedding.

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Destinations

TOURING BIRD: Google launches new travel planning tool

That’s right agents, Google is once again trying to move in on your action. But critics say this new feature may have trouble appealing to millennials.

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Hotels

News

Lux Collective launches SALT, a new 5-star boutique hotel brand

The first SALT will open in Mauritius later this year. No word yet on whether pepper will be included.

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Venues

Featured venue: Urban Alley Brewery

Wow your clients with this ultra-trendy venue which is equal parts NY loft and Melbourne warehouse. If that’s not enough to convince you, did we mention there’s beer?

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Exhibitions

News

Countdown till Luxperience: Here’s what to expect

Our only luxe experience today was when we accidentally put too much detergent in the washing up and pretended we were giving our hands a bubble bath.

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Business

News

Airbnb plants itself firmly into the corporate travel space

Meanwhile, we’re planting ourselves firmly in the blanket fort we built under our desk for an afternoon nap as soon as this article goes live.

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Business

News

RESEARCH: Family friendly corporate travel on the rise in APAC

Personally, we’re campaigning for pet-friendly business travel. What’s the point of getting to travel for work if you can’t bring along your pet rabbit?

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Conferences

Gold Coast wins rights to host major sporting and business summit

The last thing we won was a game of tug-of-war with the office dog. And that’s only because he got bored and took a nap instead.

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Tourism

What does the falling AUD mean for Aussie travellers?

The Australian dollar has been dropping as frequently as we drop our take away coffee on the way to work. Well, maybe not that often.

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Macao, China

MACAO is one of Asia’s must see destinations. Now known as one of the world’s most exciting destinations for all styles of travel, for its mind blowing landscapes of centuries old architecture and local cuisine, to the newly formed hotels and resorts that provide world-class entertainment and shows plus world-firsts in family attractions that cannot be found in neighbouring cities.