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Is your business vulnerable to POS cyber criminals?

02 August 2018 - 02:00PM

In one of the biggest credit card heists in recent history, on Wednesday 27 March 2018 notorious hacking syndicate JokerStash, also known as Fin7, announced it had stolen data from 5 million EFTPOS payment cards via transactions in some of America’s most well-known department store chains, Technology Decisions reports.

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The big problem with Airbnb?

23 July 2018 - 01:45PM

Accommodation disruptor Airbnb has become a major player in the tourism and hospitality industry worldwide, catering to consumer appetite for speedy, streamlined digital interactions.

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5 climate change challenges to tourism and hospitality

17 July 2018 - 02:00PM

Tourism, including hospitality and food service, plays a vital role in the Australian economy, but rising temperatures and unpredictable weather threaten the future of the industry. The United Nations has identified Australia and New Zealand as one of five global tourism regions vulnerable to climate change.

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Digital disruption in tourism [part 2]: next steps for operators

16 July 2018 - 02:00PM

In part 1 of this two-part series we looked at the forms that digital disruption takes and how they play out through consumer behaviour and expectations. Part 2 outlines what tourism and hospitality businesses need to do to cater for their customers of the future (and today).

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What digital disruption means for tourism in Australia [part 1]

10 July 2018 - 02:00PM

Picture this: your next customer logs onto your website and starts exploring via virtual reality the experiences they can access. By mixing and matching different options they put together a customised package that includes transport, guided tours and in-house services such as getting a massage, booking a vegan meal or downloading a jogging route app. Personalised travel is their priority and...

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What makes the tourism industry vulnerable to vicarious liability claims?

21 June 2018 - 09:00AM

In current times that favour lean business models and effective delegation, many tourism operators rely on external help to perform various functions, from agents to drivers, guides, cleaners, wait staff and activities organisers, to name a but a few. But what happens if one of these people fails to do their job properly or commits a wrongful or unlawful act?

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7 signs you need help from an insurance broker

16 May 2017 - 02:00PM

One of the questions we are asked a lot is, "Why do I need an insurance broker?". We've compiled 7 signs that indicate your business needs the help of an insurance professional.

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Tax audit risk on the rise for restaurant and catering sector

04 April 2017 - 11:59AM

Cafes and restaurants are at heightened risk of a tax audit as part of the Australian Tax Office’s (ATO) efforts to clamp down on the illegal cash economy.

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Queensland Tourism Industry Council and Gallagher announce partnership

04 March 2015 - 09:00AM

Brisbane, 4 March 2015 - A key partnership has been announced between the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), the state’s peak industry body for tourism, and Gallagher, one of the world’s largest risk management and insurance broking firms.

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