The AHA has represented the interests of Western Australia's Accommodation hotels since the early 1880's, and has operated a dedicated accommodation hotels division since 1958. Tourism Accommodation Australia recognises the need for a clear representative voice for Australia's accommodation sector.
As an accommodation property you receive membership with both the AHA and TAA simultaneously. TAA is a nationally identifiable entity to focus on accommodation sector issues and will provide a dedicated voice at a national level, together with the AHA's strong network of existing State based Associations.
The majority of issues impacting our industry are determined at both the National and State levels. Within Western Australia, we focus on issues such as state taxation, tourism marketing, events, health regulations, fire safety and more and we will continue the necessary work with the WA Government and State politicians. In addition to the resources allocated by TAA nationally the AHA WA also monitors federal parliamentary issues that may impact on WA and we regularly are engaged in lobbying in Canberra.
In WA Grant Raubenheimer, the General Manager of the Pan Pacific Perth is President of the Division and Bradley Woods, CEO; Paul Brockschlager, Deputy CEO; Victoria Jackson, Government Relations & Accommodation Division Manager and Ron Ballucci, Manager of Employment and Regulatory Advice are the key staff servicing the accommodation sector.
TAA has appointed a Managing Director, Rodger Powell, whose major focus is on national issues and is based in Sydney while spending a large proportion of his time in Canberra.
In addition to the new National resources, the professional representation and support of our dedicated WA team, including our Employment & Regulatory Advice Division, Government and Political Relations Division, Training Division, Members Services Division, Media Division and Corporate & Events Division continue.
There are a number of dedicated state based resources that WA members utilise, including:
The AHA and TAA are Australia's only truly national hotel accommodation representative body and continue to provide a targeted response to the complex and rapidly evolving issues facing the Australian and Western Australian accommodation industry.