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.
Federal Budget unveiled: Here’s what you need to know
by Christian Fleetwood
Travel Weekly’s reporter fell asleep halfway through last night’s big Budget reveal on the ABC, but still managed to recall enough to write this.
Regional tourism receives $250 million cash injection
The government has given regional tourism operators a reason to jump for joy this morning, and caused two industry associations to give such an aggressive thumbs up that they are both now suffering from pulled muscles in their hands.
Hotel Wrap: W Melbourne on the lookout for 100-plus staff, Preferred welcomes 13 new hotels + MORE
Know a teammate who’s getting behind on the latest news in accommodation? Send them a link to this week’s cracker of a Hotel Wrap.
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.
Hotel Wrap: IHG launches new staycation campaigns, Club Med’s state-of-play update + MORE
Keen to knock some sense into those pesky clients who think hotels are on the way out? Slap them across the head with this whopper of a Hotel Wrap.
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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