Posted: 19 Nov 2019 - 05:40 pm

With more than 100 different classes to choose from, the Australian visa landscape can be complicated and daunting. Whether it’s a backpacking trip working in bars, assisting in the construction of a new submarine fleet, or driving in the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the...

Posted: 19 Nov 2019 - 05:27 pm

While business travel can be exciting, it can also be very stressful. When the initial enthusiasm has passed its course and you start to travel regularly, it’s hard not to ignore the common problems that may contribute to the physical and mental pressure.

 

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Posted: 23 Oct 2019 - 01:20 pm

This month we are excited to welcome Nicole Younger to the Astra Apartments Team.  Nicole will be heading up a brand new territory on the east side of Melbourne CBD.

Although she’s been busy setting up her new, beautifully furnished corporate apartments, Nicole...

Corporate Apartment's key on the floor
Posted: 10 Oct 2019 - 05:34 pm

When searching for accommodation for a business trip, you may have discovered a wide range of options in terms of style and inclusions. The decision between Hotels, Serviced Apartments & Corporate Apartments can be confusing but it will primarily be driven by the...

Posted: 12 Sep 2019 - 11:52 am

If you’ve travelled for business before, you’ll be well aware of the typical early morning starts, tight-packed meeting schedules, constant eating out and after-hours work hunched over a laptop. Business travel is inherently draining.

 

If you have also...

Posted: 20 Aug 2019 - 12:35 pm

If your job requires you to book corporate travel for company employees, then you’ll be no stranger to the words “Duty of Care”. 

 

It seems a giant spotlight is (rightfully so) shining on the topic. While it’s up to the booker to ensure they are carrying...

Posted: 09 Aug 2019 - 10:21 am

For the fourth year in a row, Astra Apartments have been shortlisted for "Corporate Housing Provider of the Year" at the APAC Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs). 

 

With a record number of...

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 - 10:39 am

For an outsider looking in, corporate travel seems pretty appealing. Travelling to a new city for work, all expenses paid by your employer, what’s not to love?

 

But the reality is vastly different for executives who travel regularly. Particularly for those...

Posted: 04 Jun 2019 - 07:27 am

In 2011 the United Nations declared that access to the internet was a human right and that limiting a person’s access is a violation on their human rights under international law. This declaration serves to remind us just how much we take access to the internet for...

Posted: 15 Apr 2019 - 08:36 am

The travel industry today is growing at a rapid pace. Due to this, apartments are being transformed as an alternative to hotels and hostels. Typically, these apartments offer a more cost effective option compared to hotels, while maintaining a great experience to its...

living room with one couch, one flatscreen tv, a dining set and a glass window
Posted: 12 Mar 2019 - 09:16 am

Perhaps you’ve never heard of corporate apartments before or have heard of them but are unsure of them;  Whatever your situation, we’re here to tell you without a shadow of a doubt that between corporate apartments and various hotel accommodations, corporate apartments...

Posted: 27 Feb 2019 - 12:36 pm

Being on the road around the clock means that the needs of business travellers are very unique. While it might seems glamorous to stay in hotels, and travel to big cities for work – the reality is often far from it. Especially since business travellers are often weary...

Posted: 29 Jan 2019 - 12:17 pm

Tools such as Savi and Sam are using artificial intelligence (AI) to make corporate travel smoother than ever. But, it is the combination of people and technology that're really making the difference.

Chatbots – computer programs that converse with customers...

Posted: 26 Nov 2018 - 10:03 am

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Client Relationship Manager Katrina Higgs. Katrina has a wealth of experience in the market from role as National Destination Services Manager with Crown World Mobility and from her time with Belle Property...

Posted: 05 Sep 2018 - 09:21 am

Business trips can be incredibly stressful. Not only do you have to accomplish business- related tasks in a completely different, unfamiliar place, you have to try and find your way around the city, struggle with language barriers and currencies, just to name a few....

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