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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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