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Vacation rental management company Beyond a Room is providing ‘lockdown friendly’ accommodation, as guests seek longer stays during the pandemic

Vacation rental management agency Beyond a Room is providing quarantine accommodation in Melbourne. The company was founded in 2013, but pivoted during the coronavirus pandemic to provide accommodation for people including healthcare workers, business people and students. Founder Linton Wood told Business Insider Australia explained how guests are now booking […]
Vacation rental management company Beyond a Room is providing ‘lockdown friendly’ accommodation, as guests seek longer stays during the pandemic
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The new CEO of Trivago says travellers want the coziness of an Airbnb but the predictability of a hotel, and it’s creating a new type of company

Travellers today want the coziness and personality of an Airbnb but the predictability of a hotel, according to Axel Hefer, the new CEO of Trivago. This desire is creating a new type of hybrid company like Sonder,Lyric, and Blueground, which offer apartment-style rentals in properties they lease and manage. Hefer […]
The new CEO of Trivago says travellers want the coziness of an Airbnb but the predictability of a hotel, and it’s creating a new type of company
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8 weird and wonderful places to stay in NSW

With an unofficial four-day long weekend looming as part of Australia Day, where to stay if you’re heading out of town is always a challenge. And while some will camp, head to a caravan park or drive-in motel, there are also some surprisingly quirky places around if you’re looking for […]
8 weird and wonderful places to stay in NSW
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Australia’s accommodation industry is furious with Qantas for its Airbnb deal

Australia’s peak accommodation organisation, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) has called the Qantas partnership with Airbnb, which offers frequent flyer points to customers who book through the airline’s website, “a slap in the face” to the sector. TAA CEO Carol Giuseppi said the national carrier made an unprecedented decision to back […]
Australia’s accommodation industry is furious with Qantas for its Airbnb deal
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8 high-tech pod hotels that will change the way you travel

More people are electing to vacation in pod hotels. You read that right. Pod hotels. These unusual hotels are pretty much what they sound like: Lodging made up of small pod rooms that fit only the necessary amenities — a bed, lighting, and some storage space. Most of them have […]
8 high-tech pod hotels that will change the way you travel