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AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE CELEBRATE THE BEST OF WA’S HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
14.11.18
The best of Western Australia’s hotel and hospitality industry were acknowledged and celebrated at Crown Perth on Monday night, as the winners of the 2018 AHA-Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence were announced..... Click here to read more


2018 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
30.10.18
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE FURPHY REFRESHING ALE GALA BALL HELD AT CROWN PERTH ON MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2018 Click here to read more


AIRBNB WANTS THEIR COMMUNITY, NOT THE COMPANY, TO PAY MORE TAX
24.10.18
AirBnB yesterday called on their community to pay more tax, while responding to a question about how much corporate tax the company pays in Australia......... Click here to read more


AIRBNB BLINKS ON GENUINE HOME SHARING BUT MUST COME CLEAN ON TAX
23.10.18
AirBnb today blinked and appears to have indicated that it is open to government regulations limiting their operations to genuine sharing of rooms in homes as opposed to selling short stay nights of whole investment properties as commercial operations....... Click here to read more


SHORT STAY ACCOMMODATION INQUIRY AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS FAIRNESS
17.10.18
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) welcomes today’s announcement that the State Parliament will investigate the short stay accommodation industry and look at ways to a..... Click here to read more


OPINION PIECE: NOT FAIR BNB
15.10.18
Bradley Woods’ opinion piece published in The West Australian explains why online short stay accommodation providers should be subject to equivalent regulations as the licensed short stay accommodation sector..... Click here to read more


NOT FAIR BNB
15.10.18
The Australian Hotels Association WA is calling for online short stay accommodation providers to be subject to equivalent regulations as the licensed short stay accommodation sector (such as hotels and bed and breakfasts) in.... Click here to read more


WAGERING REFORMS WELCOMED BY THE AHA
9.10.18
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) welcomes today’s announcement by the McGowan Government regarding reforms to WA’s racing industry, which will provide meaningful financial support to local PUBTAB agents and deliver long-term certainty to the state’s racing industry. Click here to read more


DREAMTIME COMING TO PERTH IN 2019
5.10.18
Today’s announcement by the Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham that Tourism Australia will hold Australia’s largest business events showcase, Dreamtime, in Perth for the first time in December 2019 is fantastic news for Perth and WA’s meetings, conferences, events and exhibitions businesses. Click here to read more


RENEWED FOCUS ON TOURISM PRODUCING RESULTS FOR WA
3.10.18
The release of Tourism Research Australia’s (TRA) latest National Visitor Survey (NVS) has... Click here to read more


COMMON SENSE PREVAILS IN RAFFLES NOISE DISPUTE
10.09.18
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) welcomes the common sense decision of the Supreme Court of WA, which on Friday dismissed an application for a final injunction by a resident which, if successful, would have placed unreasonable restrictions on one of Australia’s most iconic pubs. Click here to read more


NEW TOURISM WA MANAGING DIRECTOR BRINGS WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO THE JOB
6.09.18
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) congratulates Mr Brodie Carr on his appointment as Tourism Western Australia’s new Managing Director. Click here to read more


BIGGER, BETTER, MORE INCLUSIVE WA GOURMET ESCAPE
31.08.18
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) welcomes today’s announcement of an expanded and refreshed WA Gourmet Escape, which will improve and elevate the original event by leveraging the Margaret River brand for the benefit of other regions in WA. Click here to read more


AHA WAS Accommodation Venues and Staff Celebrated
28.08.18
Western Australia’s most outstanding accommodation hotels, resorts and staff have been acknowledged at the 2018 Perth Airport AHA WA Accommodation Awards for Excellence. Click here to read more


TAX OFFICE TO MONITOR AIRBNB PROVIDERS
10.08.18
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) and Tourism Accommodation Australia have welcomed today’s declaration by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) that it will be collecting data from online accommodation platforms such as Airbnb and short stay accommodation providers, in ... Click here to read more


PUBS AND TAVERNS PLATING PARMIS FOR FARMERS
8.08.18
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FARE FLIGHTS TO BROOME EARLY SUCCESS
9.07.18
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) is encouraged by the early signs of success resulting from discounted airfares on flights between Perth and Broome... Click here to read more


NEW DIRECT FLIGHT OPENS DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY FOR WA AND TASMANIA
4.07.18
The Western Australian and Tasmanian hotel and hospitality industries are set to enjoy a substantial boost following today’s announcement by Virgin Australia that it will commence direct flights between Perth and Hobart, according to the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) and Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA). Click here to read more


WA’S BEST HOSPITALITY SUPPLIERS ANNOUNCED
8.06.18
The winners of the 2018 AHA (WA) Bankwest Hospitality Supplier Awards have been announced, recognising excellence in product and services across Western Australia’s hospitality industry. Click here to read more


AFFORDABLE BROOME FLIGHTS SENSATIONAL NEWS FOR WA TOURISM
18.05.18
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) warmly welcomes today’s announcement by the WA State Government which will make travel between Perth and Broome far more affordable for locals as well as interstate and international travellers. Click here to read more


WA’S BEST STEAK SANDWICHES FOR 2018
17.05.18
WA’s Best Steak Sandwich competition for 2018 was a fiercely fought event, with a record number of venues participating and the quality of the sandwiches reaching new highs. Click here to read more


TIM HAMMOND MP
2.05.18
Australian Hotels Association (WA) CEO Bradley Woods said he was saddened but not surprised to learn of the resignation of the Federal Member for Perth, Tim Hammond MP. Click here to read more


WA’S BEST STEAK SANDWICH FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
2.05.18
Today Western Australians are one step closer to knowing who cooks the state’s best steak sandwich, with the finalists for WA’s Best Steak Sandwich revealed. Click here to read more


AUSTRALIA’S EPIC ANNUAL STEAK SANDWICH COMPETITION HAS COMMENCED
23.03.18
Voting has commenced in the steak sandwich showdown that stops a nation. Click here to read more


TOURISM ACTION PLAN TO BOOST JOBS AND VISITORS TO WA
21.03.18
Today’s announcement by the McGowan Government of a new two year action plan for tourism growth is welcome news for Western Australia’s hotel and hospitality industry. Click here to read more


HOTEL PERTH - NEW CAMPAIGN WILL BOOST INTERSTATE VISITORS
26.02.18
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has backed a new WA Government campaign to lure East coast Australians to WA. Click here to read more


WA LIQUOR REFORM BILL INTRODUCED INTO PARLIAMENT
20.02.18
This afternoon the WA Government introduced the Liquor Control Amendment Bill 2018 into the State Parliament, the culmination of many years of consideration to modernise Western Australias liquor laws. Click here to read more


LIQUOR REFORMS GIVE NEW OPPORTUNITY TO PUBS, BARS AND TAVERNS
19.02.18
Western Australias pubs, bars and taverns will be provided with more opportunity to better meet customer demands and create more jobs as a result of part of the State Governments reforms to the Liquor Control Act 1988, due to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. Click here to read more


LIQUOR REFORMS GOOD FOR JOBS AND TOURISM
14.02.18
Reforms to Western Australias liquor laws announced by the WA State Government will deliver real benefits to the states hospitality industry and the public, reflecting longstanding advocacy efforts by the Australian Hotels Association (WA). Click here to read more


MORE US NAVY VISITS A GOOD CAPTAIN’S CALL
8.02.18
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) welcomes today’s announcement that WA Premier Mark McGowan will later this month meet with the US Secretary of the Navy in Washington to discuss Western Australia as a suitable location for additional future ship visits by the US Navy. Click here to read more


WA TO WELCOME MORE FLIGHTS FROM INDONESIA
2.02.18
Todays announcement of additional flights from Indonesia to Perth is more welcome news for Western Australians, the state economy and WAs hotel and hospitality industry. Click here to read more


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