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Furniture solution

WITH more and more businesses expanding their premises, hiring furniture can provide a convenient solution.

Retail upgrade call as margins fall

AS PETROL sale margins fall petrol station owners are turning their stations into mini supermarkets.

Catalogue purchases fraught with danger

SEEING your new office equipment before you buy is essential for sound choices, says Hopkins Office Interiors manager Mike Hopkins.

Computer cleaner opens

A NEW computer cleaning business has opened a branch in WA. Mobile Computer Cleaning pro-vides hygienic cleaning and preventative mainten-ance for computers and electronic equipment in home and corporate offices.

Debrett’s fills niche

IF you think it’s a hassle organising a weekend away for two, imagine the effort required to coordinate international travel itineraries for large corporate groups.

Seamless airline concept frays

WHILE alliances between major airlines are on the increase, the promise of ‘seamless servicing’ to buyers has not yet been met, says Australian Business Travel Association media officer Carole Murphy.

Upper deck service draws VIPs

TRAVELAND Claremont has devised a new approach to making leisure travel decisions.

Penny wise and pound foolish

Statistics show that executives forced to handle their own communications as part of the restructuring of new age offices are actually costing their companies up to 2.5 times the wage of the secretary.

Y2K a worldwide problem

A lot is being said about the Year 2000 bug, and with good reason. Airlines, airports and air traffic controllers are still less than certain that the millennium will pass without a hitch.

Incentive travel performance booster

The incentive travel market, a proven company reward structure for staff, has been substantially damaged by existing taxation rules.

Innovations in event marketing

It may seem hard to believe that one event can deliver a strong sales force a valuable contribution to the local community while also achieving strategic marketing objectives.

UK approach works in WA

ANDREW Colebrook formed Aust-ralian Corporate Accommodation five years ago after discovering a market for specialised booking services.

Company on good wicket

RENOWNED international cricketer Damien Martyn plans to become more involved in the publicity for his travel consultancy, says director Gayle Martyn.

Awards go north...and south

THE north and south of WA were evenly represented at the recent WA Tourism Awards for Excel-lence with ten winners each.

Insurance covers hijacks

CGU Travel Insurance recently released a new corporate travel insurance policy.

Travel bookings come online

AN advanced online corporate travel reservations system has been recently introduced by American Express.

Corporate Traveller expands

THE Corporate Traveller, a division of Flight Centre Limited, has considerably expanded its WA operations over the past three years in response to growing demand for business travel services in both metropolitan and country areas.

Territory welcomes boom

THE Northern Territory is one of the fastest growing states in Australia says NT Tourism Minister Mike Reed.

Ansett increases flights

ANSETT Australia is increasing the number of its services into and out of Darwin in response to growing demand for travel to the Northern Territory capital.

Top teaching

CHERRY Williams-Hein is a well known Darwin identity who never slows down.

Emerald Hotel now in Darwin

WA Tourism Awards finalist Emerald Hotel now has facilities in Darwin. Owned by Tourism Council Australia president Laurie O’Meara, the hotel offers a one bedroom apartment for the same price as a hotel room. Spa rooms are available upon request.

‘Flashest pub in the scrub’

THE RUM Jungle Motor Inn in Batchelor has earned a reputation as ‘the flashest pub in the scrub’ says operator Jackie Hargreaves.

Phone betting pulls punters

A NORTHERN Territory-based telephone betting service is proving popular.

Vanderfield is expanding

VANDERFIELD Machinery has recently expanded their equipment operations into northern Australia as part of their commitment to meeting the needs of farming and grounds-care customers.

Liner to set sail from Darwin

A LUXURY cruise vessel to be based in Darwin, the Oceanic Odyssey, will make its maiden voyage from Darwin to Bali on 3 July.

Consortium wins railway bid

THE ASIA Pacific Consortium has been chosen to build, own and oper-ate the Adelaide to Darwin railway.

New air service to Irian Jaya

A REGULAR Qantas Airlink passenger charter service from Darwin to Timika in Irian Jaya, Indonesia has recently been introduced.

Business assistance programs launched

A NEW range of business assistance packages funded by the Northern Territory Government were recently launched by Northern Territory Industries and Business Minister Tim Baldwin.

Legal code stresses good management

Are you a bullying boss? Do you drive your employees to reach unrealistic deadlines, and demand greater productivity with less resourcing in these competitively tough times?