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Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC

Vera has been a travel trade journalist in Asia/Pacific for two decades, working in most of the major trade publications. She is now based in Sydney where she juggles her writing with managing her young son’s development as an aspiring tennis professional.

How Technology Helps Tank Stream Hotel’s GM Also Run Revenue Strategy

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

At a busy intersection in the heart of Sydney’s central business district stands the Tank Stream Hotel, one of the newest international players to join Australia’s thriving hotel industry. Owned by Malaysia’s IGB group and within the St Giles Collection of hotels, Tank Stream Hotel is the group’s only representation in Sydney, although a second one in the Pyrmont district is due to come online within a year.

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Shanghai, Jakarta lead APAC hotel construction

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

Seven trending hotel news stories from the APAC region that will have an impact on your hotel Revenue Strategy.

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Boom Times in Australia, New Zealand are Right Time for Hotels to Bolster Pricing Power

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

Down Under, times are good for the travel trade. As hoteliers in Australia and New Zealand reap the benefits of increased tourism, they also would do well to revisit and refine their pricing strategies so they have more power to hold and yield rate in the future, experts say.

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Hotels’ Time to Talk About Chatbots is Right Now

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

As if hotel distribution weren’t complex enough, now the machines are coming. Technology giants like Microsoft and IBM say thousands of developers are using their chatbot tools, and experts elsewhere are predicting that chatbots and other artificial-intelligence bots could soon replace websites and mobile apps as consumers’ preferred way to interact with brands.

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