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.
Flavour of the Week: TAA elects new NSW chair, Pulse Travel welcomes new ‘Diamond Club’ member + more
Here’s our weekly wrap of all the industry’s latest movers and shakers. It’s even got Travel Weekly staff doing a little jig in the office.
Hotel wrap: Lucky Tassies zipped interstate by Accor, Hilton NT achieves at Hospitality Awards + more!
Just to make you feel even worse about the cold weather, Travel Weekly hand-picked a host of tropical hotel news for this week’s wrap, topped with a sprinkling of hospitality deals.
Flavour of the Week: Virgin’s board change-up, Crown’s new hotel GMs + more
Say hello to the latest movers and shakers in the industry. However, that’s not to say they know their way around a dance floor or anything.
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