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June 2014 News

30/06/2014 - 4:50pm

As smartphones become increasingly central to everyday life, it's no surprise that many travellers won't leave home without their mobile device. A new report published by MasterCard shows travellers are making the most of this technology while on holiday, with many willing to share personal data for services they see as useful to their trip.

29/06/2014 - 6:39pm

Accommodation comparison site has released its rankings of the highest-rated hotels around the world, based on a database of 11 million genuine reviews written by guests.

According to the results, guests rated hotels in Boston and Washington, D.C. highest in the United States, while Monaco, French Polynesia and Turks and Caicos are the top three highest rated cities for their hotels internationally.

26/06/2014 - 9:57pm

Australian health outcomes have been making positive progress, but there is still some room for improvement, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

24/06/2014 - 6:39pm

Although the days might be getting shorter and the nights colder, the working routine still carries on. As employees battle it out through the chilly winter months in Australia, now is the perfect time to think about how you can prevent those common cold-weather illnesses from making an appearance in your workplace.

23/06/2014 - 7:04pm

For most people, the idea of taking your beloved pet pooch or kitty on holiday with you might be a strange one. However, a recent survey from Petplan shows this trend may be more popular than you think.

From the 2014 results, with over 4,000 participants, Petplan found that 80 per cent of respondents said they wouldn't leave home without their pet in tow. This pattern has been rising for the past two years, from 70 per cent in 2012 and 78 per cent last year.

18/06/2014 - 8:29pm

For most people, the idea of organisational culture and music having any parallels may be unthinkable. However, a new research paper aims to explain how the structure of an organisation can mirror that of a musical composition.

According to lead authors David King and Samuel DeMarie, both from Iowa State University's College Of Business, culture is one of the most important aspects of any organisation.

18/06/2014 - 8:28pm

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup well underway, it's safe to say soccer fans across the globe are in their element. Tuning in to see the highs and lows of each match is whipping up a frenzy of excitement - and this may even extend to holiday intentions as well.

17/06/2014 - 10:53pm

Holidays are a great way of unwinding, relaxing and spending some much-needed time for yourself or with your friends and family. However, the destination you visit plays an integral role in the overall experience, and new research from Roy Morgan indicates we may not always be following through on our initial holiday plans.

17/06/2014 - 10:50pm

The shortage of certain skilled professionals in Australia could affect a significant amount of employers Down Under, according to a recent survey from recruitment firm Hays. The 2014 Hays Salary Guide shows these shortages could inhibit effective business operations for 58 per cent of employers. 

17/06/2014 - 10:50pm

When it comes to making your travel bookings and purchases, there are many options available. You could visit a travel agent in person, or spend some time researching the best rates and attractions for yourself online.

However, a new study shows the trend of mobile bookings may be on the rise - particularly in Asia. According to a survey of 12,000 online respondents based in the Americas, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Oceania, the use of mobile devices for booking travel accommodation is becoming increasingly common.