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WA's Best Hospitality for 2015
16.11.15
The winners of the 2015 AHA-Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence were announced at the Lion Gala Ball at Crown Perth tonight. Click here to read more


2015 - Finalists, WA Hotel & Hospitality Awards for Excellence
2.11.15
AHA(WA) CEO, Bradley Woods, said “The AHA Awards for Excellence recognise hotels, bars, dining and entertainment venues and employees that/who epitomise excellence within the hospitality industry. Click here to read more


Visit to Perth by Mr Geert Wilders
13.10.15
The AHA has informed hotels of Mr Geert Wilders' impending visit to Perth to ensure the safety of hotel employees and guests in line with facility management best practice. Click here to read more


WA Hospitality Recognised as Nation's Best
15.09.15
Western Australian Hospitality was recognised last night for its world class venues and food and beverage offering with five venues being recognised at the 2015 AHA National Awards for Excellence on the Gold Coast. Click here to read more


WA Economy Misses International Tourism $$$
2.09.15
The latest International Visitor Survey data, revealed today, shows that Western Australia is missing out on massive growth in international tourist visitor spend, increasing only 1.2% compared to national average growth of 11.5% and holding back the creation of thousands of tourism and hospitality jobs. Click here to read more


12 Midnight Closing Time a Win for WA Tourism and Locals
18.08.15
Western Australia has today taken a major step forward with the State Government introducing legislation that will allow pubs, taverns and small bars to automatically trade until 12 midnight on a Sunday Click here to read more


Winners of WA Accommodation Hotel Awards 2015
11.08.15
Western Australia's best accommodation hotels and resorts were acknowledged at the AHA Accommodation Industry Awards, held at Crown Perth last night. Click here to read more


Qantas Ditches WA Again
31.07.15
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has slammed a decision by Qantas to drop flights from Melbourne to Perth and downgrade Sydney flights as devastating news for the Western Australian economy and in particular the tourism sector. Click here to read more


Latest Data Shows Tourism Needs Budget Boost!
29.07.15
International Visitor Survey (IVS) data released today shows international visitation to Western Australia grew by +6.8% but trailed the national growth rate of +7.8%. Click here to read more


Scam Alert: Consumer Beware Fake Travel Booking Sites
20.07.15
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has today issued a warning to Western Australian consumers to be careful when booking travel online after a spate of national and international reports of fake online travel agencies (OTAs). Click here to read more


WA Hospitality Welcomes US Navy
25.06.15
Western Australia is ready to provide world class hospitality to the 4,000 United States sailors who have today arrived in Fremantle. Click here to read more


Martin Ferguson AM appointed Chair of TAA
12.06.15
The appointment of highly-respected former Federal Tourism Minister, The Hon. Martin Ferguson AM, as the new Chair of Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), gives the sector its strongest voice in Canberra for many years. Click here to read more


Fangability makes The Merrywell's Steak Sandwich Perth's Best
21.05.15
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has announced The Merrywell at Crown Perth as the winner of the AHA's Best Metropolitan Steak Sandwich for 2015. Click here to read more


The Wickepin Hotel & Harvest Cafe has WA's Best Regional Steak Sandwich
20.05.15
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has announced the Wickepin Hotel & Harvest Cafe in Wickepin as the winner of the AHA's Best Regional Steak Sandwich for 2015. Click here to read more


WA's Winning Hospitality Suppliers
19.05.15
Winners of the Australian Hotels Association WA Hospitality Supplier Awards have been announced. These awards recognise excellent product and service suppliers in the Western Australian hospitality industry. Click here to read more


WA State Budget 2015-2016 Hotel & Hospitality Industry Response
14.05.15
The Western Australian Government has today delivered on its promised election commitment of an additional $24 million in new destination marketing for Tourism Western Australia (TWA). Click here to read more


AHA Welcomes Federal Government Small Business Investment Incentives
12.05.15
The AHA has today welcomed the Federal Government's announcement of depreciation incentives enabling small businesses with a turnover of up to $2 million to immediately deduct each and every asset costing less than $20,000 that they buy between tonight and end June 2017. Click here to read more


AHA Welcomes Federal Government Boost for Tourism & Hospitality Businesses
12.05.15
The AHA(WA) has today welcomed the Federal Government's announcement that it will provide $36.7 million over the forward estimates in additional funding for Tourism Australia to support marketing activities abroad and depreciation incentives for small businesses that will boost tourism and hospitality. Click here to read more


Release of the FARE Annual Alcohol Poll 2015
30.04.15
FARE's latest Alcohol Poll has been dismissed as distorting public opinion and creating fear mongering about alcohol consumption in order to prop up more tax payer funded public health researchers. Click here to read more


Western Australia's Best Steak Sandwich - Finalists Announced
28.04.15
The public have spoken and the finalists for the eighth annual 'WA's Best Steak Sandwich Competition' have been announced. Click here to read more


WA Hospitality Welcomes US Navy
26.04.15
Western Australia is ready to provide world class hospitality to the more than five thousand American soldiers who will arrive today in Fremantle. Click here to read more


AHA Applauds Reinstatement Of Perth Singapore Qantas Route
17.04.15
The AHA applauds today's decision by Qantas to reinstate the Perth Singapore direct route from June 26 2015 Click here to read more


WA's Best Steak Sandwich Competition Online Voting Open
30.03.15
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has begun its search for Western Australia's Best Steak Sandwich 2015. You can visit your favourite venue and vote online now. Click here to read more


Hospitality Welcomes Late Night Trains
3.03.15
Perth hospitality industry welcomes the decision by Transport Minister, Dean Nalder to overturn the decision of the PTA to cancel late night train services after midnight Click here to read more


WA Labor Liquor Proposals Supported to Drive Tourism in WA Economy
28.01.15
WA Labor's Liquor Licensing policy announcement today backs AHA and industry concerns that the WA Police and Department of Public Health's ongoing objections to licenses are a barrier to advancing tourism in Western Australia. Click here to read more


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