How long does it take for a motel to sell?

Well it appears that things are looking up for everyone. The feedback we are getting form moteliers is that business is flowing along and we have found 2014 to be much busier than the last few years. We have far more inquiries and these are resulting in sales, although it is still the lower priced motel businesses which seem to be selling.

We often get asked when is the motel selling season? (more…)

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Goodbye to a special lady

It was with sadness and lots of fond memories that we attended the farewell for our friend and colleague Lynn Braddock this week.

Lynn has been a stalwart at MANZ for a number of years. I first met her as a motelier, then strengthened the relationship as a MANZ board member and continued it on once I became a motel broker. Lynn was always helpful and happy to share her knowledge about the industry. Taking me under her wing and looking after me when I was in Wellington as a board member. (more…)

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Trade Me vs Real

Some companies use trade me property as an advertising medium and some use ( the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand’s website). The benefits or otherwise of this has been the topic of a few debates lately.

The latest research(as copied below) shows the potential for to be the preferred site for most purchasers.

It is also important to be aware that the trade me site is open to anyone who will pay the advertising fee be they licensed agents or private sellers. (more…)

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February Report: Guest Nights Rise

The report on shows a continued increase in New Zealand guest nights

Guest nights trend continues to climb
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The trend for New Zealand guest nights continues to climb, Statistics New Zealand said today. Trends for North Island and domestic guest nights also continue to climb. (more…)

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NZ Tourism Growth Plan Launched

Hamish McNicol reports on the five pronged strategy, launched today, for growing NZ’s tourism industry.

NZ tourism growth plan launched

HAMISH MCNICOL 1/10/13 Stuff.

A five-pronged strategy for growing New Zealand’s $23.4 billion tourism industry has been launched this morning.

It started with a new partnership that will make it easier for Chinese visitors to spend their money in New Zealand.

The Tourism Industry Association (TIA), the sector’s largest representative body in New Zealand, released its new framework for economic growth within tourism at a summit in Wellington this morning. (more…)

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Motel Association Conference 2013

Time seems to be rushing past at the moment. I feel like we have only just got back from the Motel Association Conference and yet it has been nearly three weeks already.

Conference as usual was very good and those who attended all stated that they gained valuable information and knowledge to take back to their motels. The Motel Association did a superb job of organising conference once again and everything ran smoothly with lots of good content. It was not only the workshops and speakers who were valuable but the networking and gleaning of information from other moteliers was a huge bonus. (more…)

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Record high in May for short Term Stays

Short-term accommodation trends rise to record in May

12:04 July 10, 2013 0 comments

Article – BusinessDesk

July 10 (BusinessDesk) Stays in short-term accommodation in New Zealand rose in May to the highest level in the 17 years that the government statistician has been measuring the so-called trend series.
Short-term accommodation trends rise to record in May, Statistics NZ says (more…)

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Motel Prices on Google map a thing of the near future?

Interesting article from regarding google using metasearch to show flight prices on google maps. Will this be the future of Motel and Hotel prices?

The metasearch capability that Google has launched in the recent times within Google Maps helps to display flight prices for different routes as people use the search engines for finding information. This feature not only projects the significance of metasearch as a business model, but also the entry of Google into this space to add more value.
Though the impact that this feature is likely to create will be small initially, its addition to one of the world’s largest travel websites marks the beginning of three long-term trends which hotel marketers cannot afford to neglect. (more…)

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