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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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Tourism

Federal government assembles expert panel to help drive tourism industry’s recovery

The government has channelled its inner Justice League to unite five tourism experts for a good old-fashioned brainstorm.

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Hotels

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.

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Destinations

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.

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Destinations

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.

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Tourism

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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Tourism

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.

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Events

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!

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Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Outrigger’s new agent newsletter, Marriott’s RevPAR plummets + MORE

This week’s Hotel Wrap is a bit like an Allen’s Party Mix, in that it’s got everything from new properties and wellness series, to agent-focused initiatives and some not-so-good quarterly results.

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Hotel Wrap: Club Med to host beer yoga for agents, Sofitel’s concert for quarantined guests + MORE

Personally, we prefer wine pilates, but we’ll take what we can get. Catch loads more freebies and initiatives from the hotel industry right here.

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