News in Brief: Friday June 6

News in Brief: Friday June 6
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Independent Travel Group has announced that this year’s Business Forum will be held in Hawaii.

The event will run from November 13 to 16 in Waikiki, and is expected to attract a record number of members and suppliers.

 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced that the Survey of Tourist Accommodation will be cut, proving a major setback for the hospitality sector, according to Tourism Accommodation Australia.

The ABS announced the cessation of the survey after cuts to its funding, which they estimate to be $50 million over the next three years.

“If we are to continue attracting foreign investment into hotel and tourism infrastructure development in Australia, we require the most up to date and thorough statistics,” TAA managing director Rodger Powell said.

 

United Airlines has launched its 2014/15 ski incentive program, expanding to include resorts in British Columbia, Canada.

Participating agents across Australia and New Zealand who book United Airlines tickets from June 5 to August 8 2014 will be in the running to win one of 10 places on an all-expense paid, educational ski trip to some of the best ski destinations in North America.

 

Travelmarvel has a range of new agent incentives for agents who make bookings during June and July.

The incentives include a ‘Book three, cruise for free’ incentive for cruises through Vietnam and Cambodia, and the chance to win a Vietnam and Cambodia famil when booking any Travelmarvel cruise, including flights with Malaysia Airlines, during the month of June.

 

Michael Levis, founder of new hotel brand citizen, has been announced as the keynote speaker at Ted Horner’s CEO Summit in Sydney on July 16.

The event is an invitation only event designed for hotel executives wanting the latest information on technology trends and their impact on the hotel sector. 

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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