Airbnb to vet 7 million listings in overhaul of verification system
by Christian Fleetwood
Airbnb has announced a slew of changes to its verification system, but Australia’s tourism sector has said the changes do not go far enough.
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.
REVEALED: All the winners from the 2019 TAA NSW Awards for Excellence
by Christian Fleetwood
It was a night where the red was as good as the white, the dessert as grand as the main, and the petit fours shone like a diamond in the rough. Oh, and hotels won awards and stuff.
“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.
Hotel wrap: Luke Nguyen partners with Reverie Saigon, Hilton’s first Garden Inn property Down Under + more!
There’s a wealth of delicious news in this week’s hotel wrap, and we don’t just mean the announcement of a prominent chef partnering with a Saigon hotel. Dig in!
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.
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.
Peak tourism accommodation body welcomes Victoria’s state budget
Tourism Accommodation Australia’s Victorian branch has welcomed the recently announced state budget amid a frosty reception from some staff about its new office sandwich press.
Flavour of the Week: Hilton appoints new GM, management change at CTM, Tourism Solomons CEO’s new role + more
Here’s the latest movers and shakers in the travel industry. As in those who have new roles – not epic dance moves.
Peak accommodation body welcomes Labor’s “common-sense” tourism plan
Such is the interest in politics of Travel Weekly staff comes this election-related read. We’re even cooking democracy snags for lunch today on the office Weber.
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