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Articles relevant for the New Zealand Accommodation Sector

TRENZ for Exhibitors – To go or not to go?

TRENZ exhibitors

There’s no doubt that Tourism Rendevous New Zealand (TRENZ) is a significant annual marketing opportunity for any small-medium tourism operator in New Zealand. The decision to invest in becoming an exhibitor to connect with those vital international agents can be a tough one for many as the upfront outlay and financial commitment can really make […]

How the Internet Influences the Luxury Traveller

Activities & travel for luxury travellers

Gina Paladini provides an excellent analysis of how the luxury traveller behaves online and offline to research and book their travels.

Free WIFI Still the Biggest Must

What Hotel Guests Want

Hotels.com have recently released the results of their 2012 Hotel Amenities Survey. You can see the highlights on this post by James Hacon

Highlighting Top Users of Tourism Social Media – Part Two

Skydiving Bear

James Hacon provides a review of some top users of social media in the New Zealand tourism industry. This post highlights how Beechtree Motel in Taupo has tackled the issue of engaging content for their Facebook presence.

Holiday Home Rentals…An Owners Concern

Holiday Home Rental Market

The holiday house short term accommodation market is continuing to grow, and with this growth comes associated tenancy problems on a larger scale than ever before.

WIFI Can Be The Maker or Breaker

Free WIFI a must

James Hacon provides a pretty convincing list of reasons why as a tourism business you should offer free WIFI access for customers…

I take my hat off to you!

motels and hotels

James Hacon recounts his recent experience looking after a motel and compares it to hotel management…the challenging differences being quite an eye opener

Where Does Hospitality End and Tourism Begin

Customer Service

James Hacon offers great tips for hospitality providers to consider themselves as part of the tourism sector to attract new business and markets, with the upcoming Rugby World Cup a good case in point.

The Art of Packaging – Part 2: Attractions and Activities

James Hacon shares how attractions and activities can gain more business through accommodation providers with a case study to look at how packaging can encourage accommodation providers to sell your product.

James Hacon shares how attractions and activities can gain more business through accommodation providers with a case study to look at how packaging can encourage accommodation providers to sell your product.

The Art of Packaging – Part 1: Accommodation

Accommodation & Activites Tourism packaging

This is not a blog post about taping boxes or wrapping parcels – instead James Hacon offers some hints about packaging your tourism product with others and how this can benefit your business.