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AHA welcomes announcement of 350 room Westin Five-Star Hotel
23.12.13
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) today welcomed the announcement for a planned 350 room Westin five-star hotel, to be operated by Starwood Group in Perth's CBD. Click here to read more


AHA Welcomes Move by ACCC to Address Online Reviews
3.12.13
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has welcomed a move by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in addressing misleading conduct related to fake online reviews. Click here to read more


Hotels enforce tobacco bans, not fat health lobby WAN
25.11.13
The debate over smoking restrictions used to be based more on occupational health and safety, but has moved to personal and social dislikes and preferences. Click here to read more


Some of the World's Best Food, Wine and Chefs on show in Margaret River
20.11.13
The Margaret River Gourmet Escape weekend is only days away and this morning's arrival of celebrity and Michelin Star rated chef, Heston Blumenthal, is just a taste of the world-class talent on show. Click here to read more


Leavers warned not to try and scam licensed premises
20.11.13
Licensed premises in Western Australia want leavers to know that we already know all the tricks in the book when it comes to trying to get into licensed venues and purchasing alcohol. Click here to read more


Hotels and Hospitality Venues Recognised at AHA Awards for Excellence
12.11.13
The Australian Hotels Association, Western Australia, has announced the winners for the 2013 Hotel and Hospitality Awards for Excellence, showcasing venues and hospitality businesses from across the state. Click here to read more


Awards for Excellence - Hospitality Practices Awards Finalists 2013
1.11.13
The Australian Hotels Association WA has announced the finalists for the Hospitality Practices Awards in the 2013 Hotel and Hospitality Awards for Excellence. Click here to read more


Awards for Excellence - Venue & Entertainment Awards Finalists 2013
29.10.13
The Australian Hotels Association WA has announced the finalists for the Venue and Entertainment categories in the 2013 Hotel and Hospitality Awards for Excellence. Click here to read more


Tourism Confirmed Under Foreign Affairs and Trade
4.10.13
The Commonwealth Government has now confirmed that Tourism Australia will sit entirely under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Click here to read more


AHA Chief Recognised for Distinguished Service
3.10.13
CEO of the Australian Hotels Association WA, Mr Bradley Woods has been recognised for twenty years of leadership and distinguished service to the Australian hotel and hospitality industry, by the national Australian Hotels Association at an awards ceremony in Canberra last night. Click here to read more


Tourism Win in Federal Cabinet Allocation
21.09.13
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has welcomed the new Abbott Governments decision to place Tourism in Cabinet. Click here to read more


WA Accommodation Staff Awarded For Excellence and Professionalism
12.08.13
The high standards of Western Australia's accommodation hotels were acknowledged at the AHA 2013 Accommodation Industry Awards presented at the AHA held at Crown Perth, tonight. Click here to read more


WA Budget Fails Tourism Promise
8.08.13
The WA State Budget has not delivered its election promise of an extra $6 million for Tourism WA marketing and the critical support it would have provided hospitality and tourism small businesses across the state. Click here to read more


Hospitality Industry Welcomes Appointment of Tourism Minister
2.08.13
Premier Colin Barnett's appointment today of Hon Liza Harvey MLA, to the Tourism portfolio is welcomed by the Australian Hotels Association. Click here to read more


Council Rates Should Drop
30.07.13
The Western Australian Government's announcement today of the amalgamation of Perth metropolitan councils should result in a drop in rates throughout Perth. Click here to read more


Coalitions Northern Australia Policy Offers Opportunities For Tourism & Hospitality
21.06.13
The Coalition's Northern Australia Policy announced today will support the development of Western Australia's northern tourism and hospitality business industry. Click here to read more


Restaurant Policy Removes Red Tape
30.05.13
Premier Colin Barnett's announcement today that restaurants will be able to responsibly serve liquor without a meal without the need for a complex permit system, provides clarity to patrons and simplifies red tape for the hospitality industry. Click here to read more


AHA Calls For Liquor Licensing Reform
22.05.13
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) today gave evidence to the WA Liquor Control Act Review Committee calling for changes that encourage licensee professionalism, more responsibility for drinkers and greater confidence for investors to build and maintain quality hospitality businesses. Click here to read more


The Merrywell crowned 2013 WA's Best Steak Sandwich Metropolitan
15.05.13
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has announced The Merrywell as the winner of Perth's Best Steak Sandwich for 2013. Click here to read more


Southerlys Harbour View crowned 2013 WA's Best Regional Steak Sandwich Winner
14.05.13
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has announced the winner of WA's Best Regional Steak Sandwich for 2013 as Southerlys Harbour View Bar & Restaurant, Port Denison. Click here to read more


WA's Best Hospitality Suppliers 2013
13.05.13
Lion, one of Australia's major brewers, was a big winner at the 2013 AHA Brand One WA Hospitality Supplier Awards held at Crown Perth last night. Click here to read more


Federal Coalition services up fair workplace relations policy for hospitality
9.05.13
The AHA(WA) has welcomed today's launch of the Federal Coalition's workplace relations policy as a measured and stable transition from the current radical and unworkable industrial framework. Click here to read more


WA's Best Country Pub Steak Sandwich
1.05.13
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) is on the hunt for WA's best country pub steak sandwich. Click here to read more


Boom and room for WA hotels
8.04.13
City hotel are enjoying near capacity occupancy rates but their country cousins are struggling, according to the latest statistics. Click here to read more


Rooms vacant in WA's north and south
8.04.13
PERTH hotels might be doing well with high occupancy rates but some regional towns are continuing to struggle. Click here to read more


Perth hotel demand strong, South West opportunity for growth
7.04.13
Western Australia continues to have one of the most diverse hotel accommodation sectors in the country with tourism regions in the South West experiencing occupancy rates ranging from 34-69% according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA industry data. Click here to read more


Thousands apply for the Best Job WA
13.03.13
After only one week, Tourism Australia's 'Best Jobs in the World' competition has significantly raised the profile of Australia as a tourist destination around the world, according to the Australia Hotels Association (WA). Click here to read more


WA Labor Liquor Policy major repercussions
1.03.13
WA Labor's liquor policy opens the door for pubs, taverns, clubs and bars across the state to gain 24 hour trading and much less restrictions but also means that we may no longer have restaurants in WA where diners can go for a quiet meal without people walking around a table and drinking. Click here to read more


WA Hospitality calls for payroll tax reform
25.02.13
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has joined with Western Australia's business community calling for the major political parties to commit to reform payroll tax which stifles small business throughout the state and prevents more jobs being created. Click here to read more


WA Hospitality welcomes tourism election commitments
8.02.13
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) (AHA) has today welcomed the tourism policy announcements by WA Liberal and Labor parties to increase investment in Western Australia's tourism and hospitality industry marketing. Click here to read more


Liberal Restaurant policy good for community and industry
8.02.13
Premier Colin Barnett's announcement today that all restaurants in WA will be able to serve liquor without a meal, provides clarity to patrons and the hospitality industry. Click here to read more


Hospitality industry welcomes new campaign
5.02.13
WA's hospitality and tourism industry has welcomed the launch today of the 1001 Extraordinary Experiences campaign promoting Western Australia, showing the world just how extraordinary WA is, with photos from locals and visitors from around the state. Click here to read more


Disappointment as Qantas cuts flights to Perth
5.02.13
WA's hospitality and tourism industry has expressed disappointment with Qantas' decision to cut flights to Perth. Click here to read more


Strong demand for hotel rooms in Perth, Geraldton while South West struggles
11.01.13
Western Australia continues to have one of the most diverse hotel accommodation sectors in the country with WA's metropolitan and mining regions outperforming traditional 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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