AFTA and Tourism Accommodation Australia respond to govt stimulus package
AFTA chief executive Jayson Westbury said the federal stimulus package will provide some relief to cash flow for travel agencies, but more may be needed.
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.
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.
ATO to seize Airbnb hosts’ financial data as part of tax avoidance crackdown
by Christian Fleetwood
Airbnb has advised its hosts that the ATO is coming for them. Get the lowdown here.
All the winners from the 2019 AHA National Awards for Excellence
Australia’s very best of the hospitality sector have been crowned. Find out who can now claim bragging rights here.
Hotel wrap: Choice Asia-Pac’s new look, Accor Korea’s Sofitel in Seoul, Crown’s bad news + MORE!
Delightful, informative and neat around the edges – this is how to describe this week’s hotel wrap, and Travel Weekly’s reporter when he sucks in his love handles.
Destination wrap: TAA CEO speaks out against lockout laws, SATC sets ambitious target, Queens to host US Open + MORE!
Kick your week off right with all the latest destination news! And if that doesn’t work, we recommend taking a leaf out of the Travel Weekly editorial playbook by downing four coffees before midday.
TAA weighs in on Tasmania’s landmark Airbnb reforms
Tasmania is standing up to the short-stay accommodation industry, and TAA’s national CEO reckons it’s just the beginning.
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.
“A kick to the tourism industry”: NSW government slammed over $35m budget cut
Just like the fireworks in the accompanying photo, two prominent industry bodies have gone off about the NSW government’s big funding cut to its tourism agency.
TAA warns cruise industry could “flatten out” if Sydney doesn’t expand berthing facilities
Though that’s not to say Sydney’s overseas passenger terminal will now be equipped with a steamroller to flatten cruise ships at will.
TAA announces finalists for 2019 Awards for Excellence
Travel Weekly was shocked to find we had been left off this year’s shortlist, despite being nither an accommodation provider or particularly excellent.
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