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WHM parliamentary inquiry urges government to develop ‘Have a Gap Year at Home’ campaign

Young Australians would be the targets of a new campaign to combat a shortage of backpacker workers in agriculture, according to a recommendation from an inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program.

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Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Accor to bring Fairmont brand Down Under, Ovolo South Yarra + MORE

This week’s Hotel Wrap is so big that you’ll probably need to take a break or two from reading it. Pace yourself.

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Hotels

AHA, AAOA and TAA to merge and create “united voice” for Australia’s accommodation industry

That’s right, folks. It looks like Australia’s three peak bodies for the accommodation industry are joining forces.

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Hotels

AHA chosen to lead IR reform for hospitality and accommodation sector

The big cheeses at the Australian Hotels Association have received a call-up to help overhaul Australia’s industrial relations system.

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Hotels

AHA teams up with union to help save hospitality jobs

Fair Work has approved a string of changes to the Hospitality Industry General Award designed to keep hospo workers in jobs while their industry struggles.

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Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s 2020 openings, AHA and TAA secure Fair Work Commission victory + MORE!

While writing this week’s Hotel Wrap, we wracked our brains for the best excuse to escape for another holiday. We settled on caffeine-induced psychosis and a mad case of FOMO.

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News

REVEALED: Hospitality companies among Australia’s biggest political donors

by Ali Coulton

It seems Australia’s hospitality industry is looking to cozy up to the major political parties ahead of this year’s election.

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Hotels

Airbnb is “encouraging” regulations after AHA calls for change

Meanwhile, we’re calling for looser regulations on our office dress code after our boss told us ugg boots are not “acceptable workplace attire”.

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Travel Agents

Travel agency managers targeted in 457 visa reform

by Hannah Edensor

PM Malcolm Turnbull has scrapped the 457 migration visa and 216 occupations that fall under it, with a range of travel industry roles in the firing line.

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Hotels

Hospitality penalty cuts not enough: TAA

AHA and TAA want to further chop weekend penalty rates, although won’t say it to the worker’s faces for fear of fruit throwing and pitchforks.

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Tourism

Tourism Australia stops chasing tourists

by Hannah Edensor

What new partnership will see Tourism Australia stop seeking the typical tourist?

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Hotels

Hospitality workplace relations comes under fire

by Hannah Edensor

TAA’s Martin Ferguson has said that the hotel accommodation industry is being hampered by outdated workplace conditions.

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