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Articles relevant for the New Zealand Accommodation Sector

Alcohol Reform Bill – How it affects your business

If your Tourism Business sells alcohol James Hacon suggests you have your say about the Alcohol Law Reform by making a submission.

To surcharge or not to surcharge? That is the question.

When first arriving in New Zealand I was quite taken back by the idea of a surcharge on public holidays, however when I was faced with having to look at the situation…I found myself in somewhat of a dilemma.

Customer Reviews: an analysis of some recent research and articles on the topic

As an accommodation owner, you may find your customers tend not to say anything when they’re happy but certainly do when they’re not. Read why you should actively manage your online reputation.

Forgotten Toothpaste and World Cup Rates

Will money be left on the table with World Cup accommodation next year? There’s a decent storm brewing over room rates in Sep/Oct 2011 with many fearing over-inflated room rates will dent New Zealand’s reputation and will make tourists feel as though they have had their wallets emptied at gunpoint.

Online Bookings: Implementing an Effective Strategy

Many accommodation providers believe they need to spend significant time and money on establishing an effective online strategy. FALSE.

Trade Me to Launch Travel Auctions

The Trade Me Travel team have now announced they are bringing accommodation booking opportunities into their main Trade Me auction site with a Travel section.

Channel Management: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

As a follow on from the Channel Management Options article, here is a useful summary from Mike Ford about the benefits of using a channel manager for accommodation providers and what the future holds.

Accommodation Online Channel Management Options

One of the biggest concerns for accommodation providers when wanting to sell their rooms online is how to avoid double bookings when selling live “realtime” inventory across multiple booking channel websites.

The Online Booking System Game – Which One to Choose?

There are plenty of choices in the market for accommodation operators in selecting an online booking system. The decision on which you choose will come down to a few key areas relevant to your business.

Google Launching into the Online Travel Market?

Google’s “experiment” to show hotel pricing on their Google Maps hotel listings is an indication of their future plans that will no doubt impact on the online travel market.