Tag: Hospitality

Hotel tech company ReZme launches $800,000 crowd funding capital raise

Hospitality tech startup ReZme has launched an $800,000 capital raise to build out its website design, management and online marketing platform, which the founders claim will help operators increase direct bookings. reZme was founded by Matt Taylor, former GM of Marketing at Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific, and and digital marketer Luke Young late last year. It’s aiming to […]

Stefan Cordiner, Regional Director, HotelTonight

Stefan Cordiner, a Sydney-born serial tech entrepreneur, claims to be revolutionising the way people travel as the Regional Director for the leading hotel booking app HotelTonight. Stefan has a strong background in creating and growing technology ventures, most recently as co-Founder of  a global digital concierge app called “Lime&Tonic” which he successfully built out across five countries. He […]

Ryan Tuckerman, Group Director Sales & Marketing, Art Series Hotels

Ryan Tuckerman is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Art Series Hotels in Melbourne (The Olsen, The Blackman & The Cullen). Ryan has also held senior sales roles at Sofitel Melbourne and Stamford Plaza Melbourne including Reservations & Yield Manager and Sales Manager – International. Ryan has a strong background in all market segments, […]

Nalin Kalayanamitr, Marketing and Sales Strategies Manager, Lub d Bangkok Hostel

Nalin Kalayanamitr is a Marketing and Sales Strategies Manager at Lub d Hostel in Bangkok, which was rated “one of the 17 coolest hangout hostels in the world” according to Britain’s influential daily, The Observer. Nalin was born and grew up in Chiang Mai. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Chiang Mai University. […]

Most leading Australian accommodation websites are US owned

Most of Australia’s best-selling accommodation websites are owned by US corporations, according to research from SiteMinder.  Online channel analyst Duncan Waterman said: “The rapid rise of international sites like Expedia, Booking.com and Agoda in the Australian market really stood out. Some of the local online players unfortunately haven’t capitalised effectively on their early entrance into the market.”  The top 10 […]

Kenneth Rogers, Regional General Manager of Indonesia and Australia, The Ascott Limited

Mr Kenneth Rogers joined The Ascott Limited (Ascott) in 2006 as the General Manager of Somerset Palace Seoul in South Korea before taking up the position of Country General Manager in Indonesia, which he has held since July 2008. Mr Rogers’ role has recently expanded to incorporate Australia in early 2013, he now oversees the […]

Julian Clark, CEO, The Lancemore Group

The Lancemore Group is Victoria’s pre-eminent Boutique & Conference Hotel group.  They operate four iconic hotels in Regional Victoria  – Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park, Lindenwarrah at Milawa, Lindenderry at Red Hill & Lancemore Hill at Macedon Ranges.  Never a group to be boxed, the Lancemore Group also run a multi-award winning winery […]

Accor CEO Sebastien Bazin says business travel down 10% long term

Accor CEO Sebastien Bazin believes business travel will “never return to the new normal” and that in the long term corporate numbers likely sit around 10% less than they were pre-COVID. Short term, until mid-2021, he estimates business travel will be down 25% to 30%. “Longer term, my expectation is going to be it will […]

Global marketing refresh for HotelsCombined

Meet Max, the somewhat cynical, not so cuddly bear that meta-search company HotelsCombined has chosen to unify its site branding and also help consumers through the booking process. Max now appears on all HotelsCombined owned properties, including several newish market-specific sites – DetectaHotel.com (Latin America), Biyi.cn (China) and RoomGuru.com (Russia). It’s another step in the evolution of HotelsCombined, which is now […]

Coronavirus hits Australian hotel performance

Australian hotels have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and related bans on Chinese travellers. STR data shows Melbourne and Brisbane were the only two major Australian markets to report  year on year RevPAR growth between 24 Jan and 9 Feb, 2020, a two week stretch encompassing Chinese New Year. All other markets were […]