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Doctors, not Bartenders, to advise on FASD
29.11.12
The Australian Hotels Association WA (AHA(WA)) has commended the recommendations of a Commonwealth Parliamentary report, tabled this morning, that advocates increased education and awareness to women about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Click here to read more


2012 AHA Awards for Excellence Winners
12.11.12
The Australian Hotels Association (Western Australia) has announced the winners for the 2012 Hotel and Hospitality Awards for Excellence, showcasing venues and hospitality businesses from across the state. Click here to read more


AHA Welcomes Le Cordon Bleu to WA
15.10.12
Today the Australian Hotels Association (WA) welcomed a new initiative from the State Government bringing together the Central Institute of Technology in Perth and Le Cordon Bleu, the world's premier hospitality training institution, said AHA (WA) CEO Mr. Bradley Woods. Click here to read more


Report: Food for Thought
14.10.12
This report represents a reflection on the frequently identified issues by the tourism and hospitality sector, with a view to identifying strategies for future investment to support the industry. Click here to read more


Latest Hotel statistics show strong demand in Perth, Karratha while South West struggles
5.10.12
Western Australia continues to have a diverse hotel accommodation sector with metropolitan and mining regions outperforming tourism regions according to the latest release of occupancy rates by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA industry data. Click here to read more


Alcohol related crime in Goldfields down 50%
17.09.12
Secret WA Police data reveals current strategies to prevent alcohol related violence in the Goldfields are working, and emphatically shows proposed restrictions on alcohol sales in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Coolgardie, and Kambalda are unduly harsh, according to Australian Hotels Association (WA) CEO Bradley Woods. Click here to read more


WA Venues Big Winners at National Hotel Awards
6.09.12
Four West Australian hotels and hospitality venues received national recognition at the 2012 Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence held in Hobart overnight. Click here to read more


5000 Irish hospitality jobs in Perth & Western Australia
9.08.12
Western Australia wants experienced Irish hospitality workers under 30 years of age to holiday and work in bars, hotels and restaurants in Australia's most beautiful and dynamic state. Click here to read more


WA Accommodation Staff Awarded For Excellence and Professionalism
6.08.12
The high standards of Western Australia's accommodation hotels were acknowledged at the AHA 2012 ME Bank WA Accommodation Industry Awards presented at the AHA and Peroni Accommodation Hotel Industry Gala Ball, held at the Burswood Entertainment Complex, tonight. Click here to read more


New Crown Towers Perth
1.08.12
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) (WA) has welcomed the announcement today of the new 500 room 5 star luxury hotel, Crown Towers Perth to be built at the Burswood Entertainment Complex. Click here to read more


Cruising offers huge potential for WA tourism
31.07.12
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) welcomed the findings of the Western Australian Destination Visitor Survey today which found the State's key cruise ship ports to be catering to passenger needs at a “high” level. Click here to read more


No Mine Protection Critical For Margaret River
26.07.12
Australian Hotels Association WA has hailed the announcement by Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore MLC that the WA Government will prevent coal mining in the Margaret River region as critical for its future in wine and food production and tourism. Click here to read more


Alcohol Restrictions wrong message to Goldfields tourists and visitors
6.07.12
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) (WA) today said the Department of Racing,Gaming and Liquor (DRGL) proposed restrictions on alcohol sales in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kambalda and Coolgardie would have a negative impact on the Goldfield's tourism industry. Click here to read more


WA Hotels offering competitive rates
6.07.12
According to the latest release of hotel occupancy rates by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA industry data, Western Australia's hotels continue to offer visitors value for money with statewide average room rates ranging from $120 to $209 per night. Click here to read more


AHA welcomes new hotel in Karratha
26.06.12
Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA today welcomed the announcement by Hilton Worldwide that Double Tree hotels will make their Australian debut in Karratha. Click here to read more


Barring Notices Produce Results
20.06.12
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) (AHA) today expressed support for the State Government's approach of targeting individuals who engage in anti social behaviour at licensed venues with barring notices. Click here to read more


AHA welcomes world food and wine spotlight on Margaret River
2.06.12
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) today welcomed the State Government announcement of a new international food and wine event for Margaret River coming this November. Click here to read more


Hospitality jobs at risk from wage rise
1.06.12
Today's announcement of an increase to Award wages above the rate of CPI will have a disproportionate impact on the hospitality sector, including possible job cuts. Click here to read more


New Hotel Development Perth
22.05.12
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has welcomed the announcement today that the FESA headquarters site in the Perth CBD has been earmarked for a premium hotel development. Click here to read more


Bridgetown Hotel makes the best steak sandwich in WA
2.05.12
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has announced the winner of WA's Best Country Pub Steak Sandwich 'cook off' 2012. Click here to read more


WA’s best Hospitality Suppliers 2012
30.04.12
Lion, one of Australia's major brewers, was a big winner at the 2012 AHA 'Synergy' WA Hospitality Supplier Awards held at Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth, tonight. Click here to read more


Hospitality Conference and Expo
13.04.12
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has announced the State's only dedicated hospitality expo and conference will be held at Burswood Entertainment Complex on Tuesday and Wednesday , 1st and 2nd May 2012. Click here to read more


WA Hospitality Supplier Awards Finalists
13.04.12
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has announced the finalists that will compete for the honours across 18 awards at the 2012 AHA(WA) Hospitality Supplier Awards to be held at Burswood Entertainment Complex, Monday 30 April. Click here to read more


WA's Best Country Pub Steak Sandwich Finalists 2012
13.04.12
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has announced the five country finalists that will 'cook-off' for the title of WA's Best Country Pub Steak Sandwich 2012. Click here to read more


Latest WA hotel statistics show need for tourism support
5.04.12
Western Australia continues to have a diverse hotel accommodation sector with metropolitan and mining regions outperforming tourism regions according to the latest release of occupancy rates by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA industry data. Click here to read more


Brewers Association-WA alcohol campaign needs a reality check
28.03.12
The Brewers Association of Australia and New Zealand (Brewers Association) has called for a reality check in response to the Western Australian (WA) Government's launch of phase two of its alcohol and cancer campaign. Click here to read more


Rates Rocket as Demand Rises
27.03.12
The shortage of hotel accommodation in Perth has reached crisis point with some rooms costing more than $800 a night. Click here to read more


Migration scheme improved for hospitality workers
23.03.12
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has welcomed the WA Government's removal of labour market testing element of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS), in response to requests made by the hospitality and tourism industry. Click here to read more


Best Steak Sandwich 2012
16.03.12
The Australian Hotels Association(WA) has begun the hunt for Western Australia's best country pub steak sandwich. Click here to read more


CHOGM Senator Michaelia Cash
13.03.12
Senator CASH (Western Australia) (20.02): I rise tonight to speak in relation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, or CHOGM, a biennial summit meeting of the Heads of Government from all Commonwealth Nations, which was held in Perth, Western Australia, in October 2011. Click here to read more


WA Labor invited to consult with Hospitality Industry
8.03.12
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has extended an open door policy to WA Labor and the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, to consult regarding the needs of hospitality businesses and Labor's proposed new liquor policy. Click here to read more


Call for State Government to invest in Tourism
27.02.12
The Australian Hotels Association (Western Australia) (AHA(WA) ) joins the tourism industry in calling for an additional $27 million p.a. to market WA's struggling tourism regions. Click here to read more


Keelty Report - Margaret River
23.02.12
The release today of the recommendations of the report into the November 2011 Margaret River bushfire, 'Appreciating the Risk', has been welcomed by the Australian Hotels Association (WA), but has warned that the tourism and hospitality region is still suffering. Click here to read more


Margaret River promotion tackles low hotel occupancy rates
13.02.12
A new Margaret River tourism campaign is hoped to address the region's low hotel occupancy rates and has been welcomed by the Australian Hotels Association (WA). Click here to read more


Latest WA hotel statistics show diverse industry
13.01.12
Western Australia has a diverse hotel accommodation sector with metropolitan and mining regions outperforming tourism regions according to the latest release of occupancy rates by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA industry data. Click here to read more


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