December 27


first_imgIT WAS A disappointing result for the Donegal Ladies senior team in Bundoran on Sunday.In what were tough playing conditions plenty of optimism should remain for the players as some terrific periods of play showed great dominance in the game.Laois however collected maximum points from their trip to Donegal as the Leinster outfit claimed a 1-16 to 1-9 victory. Karen Guthrie scored 1-1 for Donegal early in the second half but Ciara Burke responded with a goal for Laois and that proved to be the pivotal score.The Donegal girls can take great heart from the match ahead of next weekend’s clash with Dublin.Meanwhile ‘Maith Sibh’ to Loreto Milford on their Ulster quarter final win over Castleblayney on a score line of 2.07 to 1.08.In a very tense game the girls put in a great performance. The girls will face Carrickmacross in the Semi Final.  LADIES GAA: DONEGAL LADIES PIPPED BY LAOIS was last modified: February 4th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LADIES GAA: DONEGAL LADIES PIPPED BY LAOISlast_img read more

August 17

Sydney Hotel rates jump as occupancy squeeze hits

first_imgSydney Hotel rates jump as occupancy squeeze hitsTravellers will face stiffer hotel bills in Sydney this year with rates surging by 8.7% in the first quarter of 2017.Analysis from 4th Dimension, Flight Centre Travel Group’s (FCTG) business travel consulting division, showed average nightly rates had risen to AUD$270 with occupancy levels topping out at more than 90%. The figures represented the highest increase in the Sydney accommodation market since 1996.Corporate Traveller General Manager Jess Anscombe said business travellers were especially vulnerable to the fluctuations with the uptick having strong implications for companies that regularly need accommodation in Sydney.
“Sydney is now one of the highest occupied accommodation markets in the world. It even outranks New York, London and Hong Kong,” she said.“As the number one business hub in Australia, travellers need to start booking accommodation as early as they possibly can to avoid being caught in the highest rate buckets.“Companies with high volume requirements should look to consolidate with a small number of preferred hotels and lock in negotiated rates.“For those with lower booking frequency, moving to a best rate of the day purchasing strategy will be a great help. While you may not always be kicking back in luxury, it’s a great insulator against higher rates.”The analysis cited increases in domestic and international business travellers, a boom in tourism and leisure travel activity, higher demand for Sydney’s 5-star hotels due to the weaker Australian dollar and flat supply as the key factors for the surge in demand.Ms Anscombe said selecting properties outside the CBD, like in the Sydney Airport precinct, was also a good tactic for maintaining convenience and accessing affordable rates.“Airport hotels can often be up to 35 per cent lower, and 50 per cent lower in some cases, than CBD properties,” she said.“Linking your accommodation spending to frequent flyer points earning is also a great way to help alleviate the burden of a Sydney business trip.”About Corporate TravellerCorporate Traveller has been a leading supplier of business travel solutions for more than 20 years and services more than 6,500 clients throughout Australia. As part of the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Corporate Traveller is backed by the global network of one of the world’s largest travel agencies.Source = Corporate Travellerlast_img read more