TAA Blog

Research & Statistics

June 30, 2016 Record IVS & NVS fail to prevent downgrading of hotel performance forecast The latest International Visitor Survey showed spending, visitors and visitor nights continuing to reach record levels in the year ending March 2016. Visitors spent a record $37.9 billion, … read more

Industry News

June 30, 2016 Starwood announces new hotels for Sydney and Sunshine Coast Starwood announced two major new hotels in less than a week. A new Four Points by Sheraton is set for construction as part of the $2 billion Central Park urban village … read more

Industrial Relations Update

June 30, 2016 2015/16 Annual Wage Review The Minimum Wage Panel of the Fair Work Commission recently issued its 2015/2016 annual wage review decision. The Minimum Wage Panel determined the following: An increase of $15.80 (or 41 cents per hour) to the National … read more

Government and Policy

June 30, 2016 Election Tourism Agenda The Labor Party have released their official party platform  on tourism. The Coalition has announced a number of tourism and infrastructure initiatives during the campaign, but their last official stance on the industry was released at the time … read more

4 Yearly Review of Modern awards

June 30, 2016 Penalty Rates The matter is now reserved. A decision is expected to be handed down later in the year. Part-time/Casual Employment Common Issue This hearing will continue before a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission from 11-15 July and … read more

4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards

June 30, 2016 Penalty Rates The matter is now reserved. A decision is expected to be handed down later in the year. Part-time/Casual Employment Common Issue This hearing will continue before a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission from 11-15 July and … read more

Hoteliers question Expedia’s motive for new guest communications portal

June 30, 2016 Some smaller hotels are questioning why Expedia has withdrawn their ability to connect directly with guests booked through the Expedia site prior to their arrival at the property. Expedia has introduced its ‘Partner Central Conversations’ portal which hoteliers must now use … read more

Chinese investors bullish on Australia’s tourism/hospitality assets

June 30, 2016 The opening of Pullman Sydney Airport marks a new phase in China’s strong investment interest in Australian tourism real estate. While projects such as the 5-star Primus in the Sydney CBD highlight their appetite for trophy hotels, the purchase by … read more

Starwood announces new hotels for Sydney and Sunshine Coast

June 30, 2016 Starwood announced two major new hotels in less than a week. A new Four Points by Sheraton is set for construction as part of the $2 billion Central Park urban village on the former Broadway brewery site. The hotel will … read more

Cities move against unregulated short-term commercial accommodation

June 30, 2016 Cities around the world have started to take control of the burgeoning unregulated short-term accommodation sector with new legislation and rules targeting commercial operators. The most significant of these is New York, with the Senate supporting its earlier decision to … read more