The Star Ratings Australia has announced to shut down its operation.
Star Ratings is a globally recognised organisation for quality accommodation standards. Its ratings are based on over 200 criteria that Australian travellers consider the most important. You can be ensured of the quality, cleanliness, guest facilities, and other features of accommodation if it’s a Star Rated property.
Owned by the Australian Auto Clubs, the Star Ratings is the part of a scheme that also includes AANT, RACT, RAC, RAA, RACQ, RACV, and NRMA. It’s the only independent accommodation scheme in the country that has been operating since the 1950s.
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Australian Motoring Services’ CEO, Michael Reed, said that they were proud for being the safeguard against the ‘self-ratings’ of the properties. According to him, the Star Ratings allows travellers to book their accommodations with confidence. They know that a 5 Star Rating will give them the 5-star luxurious while a 1 Star Rating will provide the standard services of a 1-star property.
Mr Reed said that there were as many as 15,000 Star Rated properties during the prime time of the scheme. The consumers believed it as a trusted source for getting authentic information about their accommodation.
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Mr Reed continued saying that the independent review system employed by the Star Ratings has become indefensible these days when it’s more convenient to give online reviews and more and more properties have inclined to self-rate.
Star Ratings Australia will cease to operate after June 30 this year.