Motels and Hospitality

Contributed By: Nick Buick on

Every single month an excess of thirty and up to forty thousand visits flow through TheOnsiteManager viewing Management Rights and Hospitality listings and this volume of traffic continues to grow year-on-year at a rate of more than 10%. In August this year, over 33,000 buyers came to TheOnsiteManager, by comparison, the nearest competitor achieved just 4,390 over the same period (we beat them by over 750%). Put simply, TheOnsiteManager will put your listing in front of more buyers in just 4 days, than the nearest competitor can hope to achieve in an entire month. As the number 1 portal in this industry, the traffic achievedRead More →

The secret to driving up your Trip Advisor ranking up is by getting your most satisfied guests to post a review. If you don’t have an automated feedback system that allows quick responses back to the guest, a senior person such as the FOM should be writing back to these guest via a well as a written email, providing the link to your Trip Advisor Page and offering personal assistance with their next stay. Out of 10 guests that you will email a follow-up thank-you and suggestion to post a review, about 3 or 4 will actually post because you have simply asked the question.Read More →

Contributed By: Chris Rowe of Accommodation Business Brokers on

With mining booms every few years, the fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) or drive-in-drive-out (DIDO) market also booms. Those who own accommodation properties in key areas will benefit during the boom times. Townsville is one such location. About FIFO/DIDO workers FIFO workers come from all walks of life and operate in most industries. Most FIFO workers fall into the 35-54 years age group. Jobs for FIFO workers are diverse: health worker, road train operator, kitchen worker, metallurgist, mine planning engineer and solar farm workers. Although FIFO workers exist in many sectors, it’s in mining that the phenomenon has become known. Most mines are located in remote areas orRead More →

Contributed By: Chris Rowe, Accommodation Business Brokers on

This wide brown land is full of stunning vistas and incredible experiences. It’s no wonder Australians, and overseas visitors are so keen to explore our great in-lands not just cities and coastline. Tourism is listed as one of Australia’s top-tier industries of the future. With the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing that regional Australia currently claims 45 percent of ‘visitor nights’ and 44 percent of traveller spending money, there’s plenty of opportunity for accommodation businesses and in particular Motel owners. Why buy a Motel? If you’re new to the hospitality industry, a Motel can be an excellent first business. Like any accommodation business, running your own MotelRead More →

Airbnb is never far from the headlines, and many industry segments are clamouring for regulation. In June 2018 the NSW government announced severe restrictions on short stay accommodation. It remains to be seen how that will work in practice, and how Queensland will implement our own version. Hopefully the legislative response will be informed by the lessons learned from the regulation of ride sharing services such as Uber. Industry Concerns Body Corporates, owners, and on-site managers are justifiably concerned about the rising popularity of home sharing services, and other online accommodation booking platforms, for properties within Community Title Schemes. Naturally, I can’t condone “self-help” remediesRead More →

Contributed By: Chris Rowe of Accommodation Business Brokers on

Travel-based accommodation venues like Caravan Parks, Backpackers, Motels, Hotels and Holiday Resorts are in high demand across Australia. To ensure you receive the best price when selling your accommodation business and have a smooth experience from beginning to end, follow our recommended steps. PHASE 1: PLAN Step 1. Understand the value of your accommodation business Researching similar properties in your area will give you a rough indication of what your accommodation business is worth. But engaging an accommodation business broker early will help identify any strategic improvements that could have a significant uplift to your sales price. Step 2. Decide who will represent your saleRead More →

Contributed By: HiRUM Software Solutions on

Article supplied by HiRUM, Original article from Snapshot With massive amounts of data now available to hotels, it’s safe to say that all future technologies will rely on data and integrations. The need for an independent system to collect and connect all existing data for hotels has become inevitable. Enter the data platform, but what does that mean and how does it work for hotels? Data analytics. Data intelligence. Harmonized data. Big data. We’ve all heard about the endless facets of data, but data is essentially worthless unless it is properly stored, intelligently related to the various parts, and made accessible to users and otherRead More →

Article supplied by HiRUM, Original article from Snapshot The benefits of building a strong online review profile are irrefutable…Online reviews not only provide a unique opportunity to foster guest relationships post check-out, but have also been proven to deliver higher profits to accommodation providers. We discussed these benefits in more depth in a recent blog article. Now, we would like to explain to you the benefits of responding to the reviews your property receives & how you should go about doing so. Reviews, responses and Google It’s rare for Google to openly discuss aspects of their ranking algorithm, but perhaps in an effort to support smallRead More →

Contributed By: Mikolai Napieralski on

Editor’s Note: I stumbled across this tongue-in-cheek piece of Gold Coast hospitality nostalgia from last decade. It was written in a street press magazine called Team Evil and I thought I’d share with our readers for a bit of a laugh and reminisce at the colourful old Gold Coast motels, few of which have since survived. I have fond memories of staying at the original Pink Poodle when I was young and poor… good times! If you’re in the mood for further laughs, I’d highly recommend the author’s new book; God Willing; as he recounts his adventures working as a museum curator in the Middle EastRead More →

Those who know me well will attest to my obsession with detail. I think the psychiatrists call it being anally retentive, not a particularly pleasant vision to be sure. The managing director calls it a mild mental disorder manifesting itself in a capacity to be a complete pain in the posterior. I justify the way my head works by a need to be highly organised and a desire to drift off each night knowing those I rely on and trust are equally diligent. Yes, my desk is uncluttered and everything has its place. Failure to return said thing to its rightful spot will be punishableRead More →