Carlton Rydges sale
THE Carlton Rydges Hotel, which was at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak in May, has been put up for sale with a $40 million plus price tag, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The 107-room hotel at 701 Swanston Street is currently used as a quarantine zone for returning travellers. which can be have the price adjusted as part of the final itinerary.
Carstensen also noted the deal would provide much-needed transparency for agents.
“Unlike other trade online systems, one that doesn’t hold funds, Aeronology will never hold the consumers funds, it has no interest in that business model,” he said.
“This approach will see commercial agreements remain between WebBeds and the travel agent, providing complete transparency and ensuring profitability for the travel agent”.
WebBeds Head of Commercial, Pacific Grant Sumich hailed the new collaboration as one that would increase agent flexibility.
“Travel agents more than ever before are looking for aggregation solutions that provide an improved user experience and deliver efficiencies and control,” he said.
“The Aeronology suite of applications provides this.”