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Hotels

IHG’s Leanne Harwood elected first-ever female president of the Accommodation Association

Hospo industry veteran Leanne Harwood is back in the headlines, and this time it’s about her very deserving new role.

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Hotels

Richard Munro returns as CEO of the Accommodation Association

Munro, who even had a brief stint at the Cronulla Sharks after exiting the association, has returned to his old stomping ground.

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Travel Agents

AFTA extends chargeback scheme cut-off date

The gang over at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents have added to their slew of good news this week with this announcement.

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Travel Agents

Accommodation Association’s Dean Long named new AFTA boss

Dean Long is returning to AFTA after a few years, and he appears to be pretty happy about it.

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Tourism

Industry bodies urge government to provide more support and clarity for its roadmap rollout

The industry’s lobbying groups have been sharpening their pitchforks again in pursuit of more clarity, government support and a change in vaccine prioritisation.

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Tourism

Travel industry reacts to New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble announcement

The announcement of quarantine-free travel from Australia to NZ has been met with plenty of positive reactions from all corners of the industry. We’ve gathered just about all of them for your perusal.

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Hotels

NSW’s $51.5m package “a huge win” for accommodation, says trade body

The state government has commited $51.5 million to get people back in the Sydney CBD. But we’re sure dropping the cost of pints at pubs by 50c would’ve done the trick.

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Tourism

All the details, all the reactions: Federal government’s $1.2bn tourism support package explained

After much anticipation, ScoMo and Josh have revealed how the government plans to fork out $1.2 billion to keep Australia’s tourism industry alive and kicking. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Destinations

Queensland to reopen border to Greater Sydney travellers from December

Palaszczuk has extended a pre-emptive welcome to Sydneysiders who want to spend their summer in Queensland, while hinting an announcement about Victoria may come tomorrow.

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Destinations

NSW sets date for Victoria border reopening

Gladys has set the date for NSW’s border reopening to Victoria, so get ready to plan your clients’ post-lockdown trips.

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Hotels

NSW introduces strict new laws to regulate short-term rental market

The new laws include a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ approach for irresponsible hosts. However, that’s not to say they will be forced to wield baseball bats or chew tobacco.

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Hotels

Accommodation Association slams government for cancelling Schoolies without consultation

This year’s high school graduates will have to find somewhere else to get plastered and terrorise locals by performing questionable acts on a beach.

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