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TAX OFFICE ORDERS AIRBNB TO HAND OVER RECORDS
14.10.19
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has welcomed Airbnb’s acknowledgement today that the platform is under legal notice by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to hand over significant and comprehensive information concerning property hosting activity as.... Click here to read more


TRAINING FEE CUT TO BOOST HOSPITALITY SKILLS
14.10.19
Announcement of a reduction in training fees, which will help build the skilled workforce WA’s hospitality industry requires. Click here to read more


HOLIDAY MAKERS DRIVE TOURISM GROWTH DOWN UNDER
9.10.19
Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) has congratulated Tourism Australia for the on-going growth in international travellers choosing Australia for a holiday. Click here to read more


WA - AUSTRALIA'S FASTEST GROWING INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAY MARKET
9.10.19
506,300 international holiday makers choosing WA for a getaway in 2018-19 – the highest number on record and.. Click here to read more


AHA CATCH A WIN WITH FISHING REFORMS
7.10.19
Restaurants attached to accommodation hotels are set to benefit from reforms to WA’s fishing regulations, with venues now able to cook fish and other seafood that their guests have caught locally. Click here to read more


SOUTH WEST TO TAKE OFF WITH DIRECT FLIGHTS
4.10.19
Australian Hotels Association (WA) CEO Bradley Woods said the direct service was the first of its kind Click here to read more


AHA WELCOMES WA PARLIAMENT'S STRONG RESPONSE TO SHORT STAY ACCOMMODATION
26.09.19
The WA Economics and Industry Standing Committee’s final report into Short-Stay Accommodation was released this morning and contains the strongest and most effective proposed regulations of any Australian jurisdiction. Click here to read more


TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF DIRECT TRIAL FLIGHT BETWEEN PERTH AND SHANGHAI PRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT OPPORT
26.09.19
Australian Hotels Association (WA) CEO Bradley Woods said that securing a deal with China Eastern Airlines was a major coup for the State Government, whose long-term efforts to secure a deal have been led by Tourism Minister Paul Papalia MLA. Click here to read more


TAA & AHA HELPS SECURE GOVERNMENT HIGH COURT APPEAL OF PERSONAL LEAVE CASE
19.09.19
Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) and the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) have welcomed moves by the Morrison Government and Click here to read more


JAPAN-AUSTRALIA SUMMIT STRENGTHENS TOURISM TIES
11.09.19
Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) Government Relations Director and Tourism Australia (TA) Board Member Bradley Woods represented Australia’s hotel industry at the highly successful Australia-Japan Tourism Cooperation Dialogue. Click here to read more


WA SHINES AT NATIONAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
10.09.19
Western Australia’s hotels collected a number of prestigious awards at a gala ceremony on Queensland’s Gold Coast last night, claiming the two prized accolades of Australia’s best hotel and best restaurant. Click here to read more


TAB SALE TO BENEFIT PUBTAB OUTLETS
5.09.19
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) commends the State Government for yesterdays’ successful passage of the legislation to sell the State-owned TAB, which will deliver real and lasting benefits to PubTAB outlets across the state... Click here to read more


ACCOMMODATION AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS CELEBRATED
27.08.19
The winners of the 2019 Accommodation Awards for Excellence were announced at the Devil’s Lair Gala Ball last night, celebrating the state’s leading accommodation properties and the management staff who drive their success. Click here to read more


REGIONAL AUSTRALIA TO BENEFIT FROM REFORMED BUSINESS EVENTS PROGRAM
19.08.19
Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) has applauded changes to the Federal Government’s Business Events Bid Fund Program, managed by Tourism Australia, which makes it easier for regional destinations to access the $12 million program and secure international business events.... Click here to read more


NEW AIRBNB REFORMS ENDORSED BY HOTEL INDUSTRY
8.08.19
Australia's peak accommodation industry body, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) at a meeting yesterday in Sydney has strongly endorsed Tasmania’s legislative reforms to tackle unregulated short-stay accommodation. Click here to read more


FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR WA ACCOMMODATION AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
2.08.19
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has today announced the finalists of the 2019 AHA Perth Airport WA Accommodation Awards for Excellence. Click here to read more


MCGOWAN GOVERNMENT DELIVERS ON TOURISM PROMISE
17.07.19
Australian Hotels Association (WA) CEO Bradley Woods said the latest National Visitor Survey (NVS) results for the year ending March 2019 reveals Western Australia has secured a record number of visitors from interstate, who spent a record amount of money. Click here to read more


AHA SUPPORTS PAYROLL TAX REFORM
19.06.19
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has today voiced its strong support to reform... Click here to read more


NO LOBSTER A LOSS FOR TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
24.05.19
A failure by the Western Rock Lobster Council to reach an agreement... Click here to read more


WORLD REJOICES AS WA'S BEST STEAK SANDWICH IS REVEALED
16.05.19
Australians awoke this morning to new leadership. Click here to read more


NEW DATA SHOWS MASSIVE INVESTMENT AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN PERTH HOTELS
13.05.19
Report shows an unprecedented number of new hotel rooms have opened in the Perth metropolitan.. Click here to read more


WA'S BEST HOSPITALITY SUPPLIERS AND LEGENDS OF INDUSTRY ANNOUNCED
13.05.19
The winners of the 2019 AHA (WA) Bankwest Hospitality Supplier and Legends of Hospitality Awards have been revealed.... Click here to read more


TOURISM AND TRAINING WINNERS IN WA BUDGET
10.05.19
Tourism and workforce training are two major beneficiaries of the WA State Budget, with substantial additional investments being..... Click here to read more


EDUCATION AND TOURISM TO BENEFIT FROM STATE GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT
6.05.19
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) strongly welcomes today's announcement by the McGowan Government of an additional............ Click here to read more


WA'S Best Steak Sandwich Finalist Revealed
26.04.19
As Australians prepare to cast their votes in the upcoming federal election, the results are already in for Western Australian’s vote on who makes WA’s best steak sandwich... Click here to read more


ROTTNEST INVESTMENT TO BENEFIT ALL
9.04.19
Today’s announcement of the State and Commonwealth Government’s $33 million investment into WA’s .... Click here to read more


2019 AHA Hospitality Supplier Awards Finalists Announced!
4.04.19
The votes have now been tallied and the finalists for 2019 Bankwest WA Hospitality... Click here to read more


SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FOR ACCOMMODATION SECTOR IN FEDERAL BUDGET
2.04.19
Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) have welcomed the release of tonight’s Federal Budget by Treasurer Josh Fryd... Click here to read more


INTERNATIONAL VISITOR NUMBERS HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
1.04.19
The release of Tourism Research Australia’s International Visitor Survey (IVS) Results.... Click here to read more


AHA & TAA WELCOME EXPEDIA'S RATE PARITY ANNOUNCEMENT
22.03.19
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) and Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) congratulate Expedia... Click here to read more


WA'S BEST STEAK SANDWICH COMPETITION - MEATING EXPECTATIONS SINCE 2008
21.03.19
‘Veganuary’ is well and truly over. Bring on the meat. Click here to read more


AHA PRAISES ADDITIONAL TOURISM INVESTMENT
19.03.19
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) has this morning strongly welcomed and endorsed .... Click here to read more


NEW PILBARA LIQUOR RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON HOLD
15.03.19
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) welcomes today’s decision... Click here to read more


ACCOMMODATION INDUSTRY CALLS ON COALITION TO MATCH LABOR’S RATE PARITY ANNOUNCEMENT
12.03.19
The announcement today by Dr Andrew Leigh, Federal Shadow Assistant... Click here to read more


SERIOUS QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT AIRBNB OPERATIONS IN WA
20.02.19
Airbnb’s appearance at the WA Parliamentary inquiry into short stay .... Click here to read more


WA DINERS AND TOURISM THE WINNERS OF LOBSTER COMPROMISE
8.02.19
The Australian Hotels Association (WA) welcomes today’s outcome reached by the WA State Government that.... Click here to read more


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