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How to turn digital disruption in tourism to your advantage

27 March 2019 - 02:00PM

Today’s travel and hospitality customer wants to go online and package their own personalised experience – and if they are not happy with the result they will tell the world via social media. Here’s how to meet their expectations.

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How do you protect the value of your winery?

21 March 2019 - 02:00PM

Heritage buildings, legacy formulas, prize-winning vintages. Vines that came to Australia under sail, roots wrapped in sacking, in some cases. It can take years to make a great wine. How do you protect the value of your winery?

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The craft of managing hazards in brewing

14 March 2019 - 02:00PM

It’s not all bushy beards, tasting notes and bragging rights in the craft brewing space. The nature of the industry and how it operates commercially raises issues around safety in particular.

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Why climate change matters to tourism and hospitality: 5 impacts

11 March 2019 - 02:00PM

Australia's natural environment, unique wildlife and world-famous beaches are the big draw cards in our tourism and hospitality industry. 

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How would your restaurant or cafe stand up to a tax audit?

04 March 2019 - 02:00PM

Restaurateurs, how would your business fare in a tax audit? Cafes and restaurants operating on a cash only basis are the focus of an Australian Tax Office’s (ATO) clampdown on the illegal cash economy. 

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The rise and rise of wellness tourism

20 February 2019 - 02:00PM

 Mumcations, painmoons and personal transformation sagas: wellness tourism is rapidly overtaking traditional travel and manifesting in a variety of forms aimed at helping the traveller to be their best self.

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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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