Tourism Accommodation Australia elects new chair for NSW
The industry body has a new chair for its NSW branch … as in the two-legged human version – not the four-legged type that you sit on.
Star Entertainment Group finally gets approval for six-star Sydney hotel
by Huntley Mitchell
The group has proven that persistence pays off, with its revised plan for a six-star hotel in Pyrmont getting the green light from the NSW government.
HELL YEAH! Ardern says Aussies will be travelling quarantine-free to New Zealand early next year
FINALLY! Get ready for your phone to ring off the hook from your excited clients keen to get the heck out of Australia next year.
The good, the bad and the ugly: tourism industry reacts to NSW Budget
The state government has announced NSW residents will get $100 worth of vouchers to spend on tourism and hospitality activities, but not everyone is happy about it.
Trivago loses appeal after misleading consumers over hotel ads
We assume Trivago’s lawyers have since made their way from the courtroom to the pub and are drowning their sorrows.
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.
Australia’s overseas arrivals hit six-year low after record period
As this new ABS data proves, Australia was going great guns in terms of international visitors until COVID-19 had to come and f**k up everything.
“NSW has done it”: WA Premier requests cap on international flight arrivals to reduce COVID-19 risk
by Christian Fleetwood
It was only a couple of months ago that Mark McGowan was slagging off NSW over its border stance, and now he wants to copy Gladys.
YOU BLOODY BEAUTY!!! Australia and NZ to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
After a very anxious wait overnight, Aussies and Kiwis have woken up to this fantastic bit of news!
Travel industry reacts to Virgin’s move into administration
While it wasn’t necessarily a shock when Virgin Australia announced this morning it had entered into voluntary administration, the move has still prompted a response from various players in Australia’s travel industry.
Trivago licks its wounds after court loss, as industry bodies applaud ruling
by Huntley Mitchell
Trivago has responded to the Federal Court’s ruling that it misled consumers about hotel room rates on its website and in its TV ads. Find out what the OTA had to say here.
Industry heavyweight urges stronger regulations for commercial Airbnb operators
It turns out around 50 per cent of Airbnbs are commercially run, as opposed to travellers renting out their space or uni students listing their cupboards for a quick buck.
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