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Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery

There are few industries that have been impacted more than the hospitality and tourism sector. Apart from a few hotels that serviced returning quarantined travellers many have had zero revenue for 3-6 months depending on which state they are located and are still operating...

A Sprint or Marrathon

A Sprint or a Marathon?

As Australia starts to open borders, we expect to see increased business travel along with increased holidaying particularly as the weather improves and Christmas holidays beckon. But is the Hotel, Tourism & Leisure industry ready for this influx – have they...

Danger Zombie Area

Is Your Hotel a Zombie?

Coming out of COVID, banks will categorise Hotels as those that can fully recover and those whose recovery is less certain. They’ll continue to support those who can and move to reduce exposure where they need to. If you believe in your ability to recover you will be required...

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Are Your Hotel Clients Breaching Bank Covenants?

Are your hotel clients breaching bank covenants? Are they going to be one of the survivors? Can they get back to pre COVID-19 performance? If so when? Axsia is a specialist Hotel, Tourism & Leisure advisory company. Our team has deep operational experience...

Rebooting Visitor Economy

Re-Booting the Visitor Economy

The hotel, tourism and leisure sectors have endured considerable hardship over the last 6 months. Having experienced a devastating summer bushfire season on a national level, the sector then became the first significant casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of current...

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The Hotel Industry Hit Hard

The difficult times are expected to continue well past the relaxation of current travel restrictions and lock-down regulations. Government financial support is assisting hotel owners bridge some immediate costs. However, the support is not able or sufficient to protect Hotel...

Covid-19 Recovery

COVID-19 Recovery – Now’s the time to get your house in order

Pre COVID-19, we saw many hotels that were operating well only because the market was so strong. COVID-19 has changed that. While we expect recovery will take two to 3 years and during that period, competition will be intense. Hotels that are not well positioned, who don’t...

Focus during Covid 19 World

What should hotels be focusing on in this “new world” of COVID-19

Operators and Hotel Management need to make good decisions during periods of crises. A key area of focus for Owners is to ensure the General Managers and the Operator is focusing on the following areas.   Ensure Cashflows are planned and maintained with sufficient cash...

Independant Directors

Independent Directors – the Good and the Bad!

I am often asked what makes a good Independent Director. After many years of sitting on Boards and advising Boards I have found there are a number of key skills that sets you apart from the rest….unfortunately, there are also some traits that are best not seen in the...

Advisory Boards

Don’t go it alone! Advisory Boards Work

Being the Managing Director and also the major shareholder of a private or family company can be a lonely role. Staff are sometimes reluctant to voice their opinion and even when they do the viewpoint is often influenced by the subservient employee position. An Advisory Board...

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