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Dean Minett

Director and Founder of Minett Consulting

Dean Minett

raduating first from William Angliss Institute in 1982, Dean took on his first General Management role at the age of 22. Since then, he has worked in, managed or consulted to hotels, motels, resorts, restaurants and casinos across Australia and Asia.

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Are Hotel Front Desks a Thing of the Past?

De-cluttering is a big business. Successful books like The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Upby Marie Kondo demonstrate the world's appetite for simplified living, while consultants have popped up all over Australia to help the people get rid of what they don't need.

Unlocking Affordable Hotel Stays in Expensive Markets

In recent years, the global hospitality industry has done its part to confirm the adage that necessity is the mother of invention. Shifting tides of taste and technology have re-shaped what people want and expect from a hotel stay.

The Case for Reading MORE About the Hotel Industry (yes more!)

How did hoteliers know about industry trends before the Internet came about? Cyberspace may not have existed in 1970, but there were plenty of trade journals and books to go around. Travel Trade, Travel Week, Travel Digest, Hotel Weekly….

Are Hotels Finished with Just Being Hotels?

The crossover is a big deal these days. I'm not referring to the Australian Basketball Association, or its lesser-known American counterpart. I'm talking about businesses crossing over into unknown territory, expanding their identity into new products and services.

When Does a Hotel Operator Actually Add Value?

There are plenty of industries that appear to be slowing down in the world today. Hospitality is not one of them. According to last year's global travel report by the research firm Deloitte, global bookings surpassed AUD $2.
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