Travel Vision: What’s the catch with $1 Japanese hotel stays?

A Japanese hotel owner has a radical plan to combat low occupancy by offering guests ridiculously low rom rates in exchange for a pervy proposition.


The Robin Hood of hotel booking now available in Australia

An online accommodation booking platform referring to itself as ‘Robin Hood’, which claims to be cheaper than any known online travel agency, has arrived in the Asia-Pacific region.


Seven ways you’re guaranteed to annoy hotel staff

Running a hotel would be hard work, only made more difficult by these seven things guaranteed to annoy your hotel staff.


Langham Melbourne dubbed Australia’s best hotel

The Langham, Melbourne dubbed by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards as the number one hotel in Australia.


Travel Vision: Airbnb wants you to find your 'not-so-local'

Airbnb has launched a special project hoping to entice travellers to find their ‘not-so-local’ and book an overnight stay in a true blue regional pub.

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Editor’s Choice: Special deal on Sydney’s newest hotel stays

Sydney’s newest CBD hotel, the Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour, prepares to throw open its doors for the very first time on 15 October. As a special opening offer, guests can enjoy 20 per cent off fully flexible room rates.


Simple trick indicates whether your hotel room is really clean

A newly made bed and fresh smelling room may indicate cleanliness, but this tip from a seasoned business traveller who has stayed in hundreds of hotels tells you whether or not your hotel room is really clean.


Google launches it own direct service for booking hotels

You’ve heard of Google Search, and most savvy travellers will have also heard of Google Trips and Google Flights. Now the tech giant has launched its own direct service for booking hotels.


Why you should book accommodation directly with hotels

Labor plans to level the playing field between independent hotels and larger booking platforms, such as Expedia and, which will result in lower prices for consumers.


Luxury on a budget … it’s possible

For too long have we imagined five-star accommodation to be accessible only to a mysterious elite few who like throwing away their cash, but no longer! Here are seven luxury hotels that cost less than you’d think.


QT Melbourne has been awarded Australian hotel of the year

A stunningly designed, quirky Melbourne hotel has been awarded Australian Hotel of the Year at the inaugural Australian Travel Awards.


Hilton faces huge lawsuit for allegedly filming a naked guest

A popular global hotel brand is being sued US$100m because an employee allegedly filmed a woman in the shower, then used the footage to blackmail her.

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