Day trips out of Brisbane

By Matt Tewhatu

Day trips out of BrisbaneDespite its laid-back way of life and it’s gorgeous climate, Brisbane is somewhat overshadowed by the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. Take into consideration that Brisbane also has Sydney and Melbourne to compete with, you can understand it not being one of the most popular destinations in Australia. However, that certainly doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot to offer.  Continue reading

Melbourne experiences boost after Australian Open

By Matt Tewhatu

Melbourne experiences boost after Australian OpenHotels and restaurants in Melbourne have experience significant increases in occupancy on the back of the recent Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park.

According to a report from Hotel Market Data and Benchmarking company STR Global, the occupancy of Melbourne’s hotels during the tournament which took place between 18 and 31 January increased 16.3% to 90.4% compared to the week before the tournament started. The average daily rate (ADR) was also up 36.3% to AU$238.13 (approximately £115).
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