Hotels

Tourism Accommodation Australia elects new chair for NSW

Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) NSW has elected Richard Doyle as its new chair.

TAA NSW chief executive Michael Johnson said Doyle was elected at the final board meeting for 2020 after Antony Page stepped down from the role.

“Antony has done a great job during a difficult period,” Johnson said.

“He has left the board to relocate to Victoria, and we wish him every success with the opening of the new Ritz-Carlton in Melbourne in 2021.

Doyle is the group general counsel at StayWell Holdings, looking after its Australian and international legal requirements, as well as managing the company’s asset management functions and being a key team member of the group’s local and international development activities.

Since he joined StayWell in 2006, Doyle has helped grow the company’s initial small Australian-based portfolio into an international network of more than 35 hotels.

“Mr Doyle has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry and, at a time when we are recovering from our worst trading period in living memory, will be a great support for our board and myself,” Johnson said.

The vacant TAA NSW board position has been filled by Sally Burgess, general manager of Radisson Hotel and Suites Sydney.

“We welcome Sally Burgess to the TAA NSW board and all look forward to working with her in what is sure to be a tough 2021,” Johnson said.


Featured image caption (L-R): Philippe Kronberg, Glen Boultwood, Antony Page, Michael Johnson, Richard Doyle, Bernhard Langer, Fazila Fahad, Sally Burgess, and Phillip Ryan


SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Hotels

Man charged for $5000 quarantine hotel rampage in Tassie

Hotel quarantine can be tough, but this guy took cabin fever to the extreme in a truly unforgettable holiday.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie appointed as chair of TRAVLR

Michelle Guthrie will take the reigns as the new chair of the board at TRAVLR, alongside advisor and investor, Matt Berriman as the role of non-executive director.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Royal Caribbean reveal four cruise ships headed to Alaska in mid-2023

Get your diary out for this huge series of cruises coming mid-2023.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Queensland to reopen to all of Australia from Monday

Palaszczuk finally announces the date Queensland borders will reopen for fully vaccinated travellers from interstate hotspots, and what changes they can expect.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Fiji Airways debuts new in-flight experiences for holiday-seeking Aussies

Passengers travelling with the tropical paradise’s national carrier can (literally) rest assured they’re being taken care of with its new economy sleeper option.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Historic Melbourne hotel gets multi-million dollar makeover

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne has had a modern makeover that pays homage to its turn-of-the-century origins.  

Share

CommentComments

News

“We will not be pursuing ‘Omicron zero'”: NSW and Victoria vow to keep borders open

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews said he and his NSW counterpart Dominic Perrotett have been texting about this fandangled ‘Omicron zero’ situation, with both giving the strategy a thumbs down emoji.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Sri Lanka Tourism invites investors to cash in with huge incentives

The island nation’s government has made it easier to invest in tourism projects, and they reckon there are big bucks to be made. That is, if you have a spare $71K laying around.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

The best bits of Wendy Wu’s Worldwide Sale

The sale includes coveted cherry blossom and autumn leaves departures on Japan trips so tell your clients to start saving up their yen now.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Say namaste: Qantas’ first India flights in almost a decade take to the skies

Meanwhile, the Flying Kangaroo’s Points Auction continues apace with a private jet experience set to go under the hammer.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Bannisters opens new Bawley Point retreat, The Jackson Ranch

Got a client who has always wanted to say “Meanwhile, back at the ranch…” in a literal sense? Book them a stay in this hidden gem.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

AFTA updates campaign encouraging members to contact local MPs

Want to give your local MP a piece of your mind but don’t want to get kicked out of their office for shouting profanities? Click here.

Share

CommentComments