Yearly Archives

Archive criteria : 2014

Airbnb needs to be seen for what it is – an unregulated operation that supports neither jobs or the economy

December 18, 2014 The crackdown on unlicensed taxi drivers operating for Uber in NSW has interesting parallels for our accommodation industry. Airbnb has been receiving quite a deal of attention in Australia recently, as they launch a strong campaign to win both public … read more

TAA report shows regional destinations missing out on tourism growth

October 31, 2014 A new research report undertaken by TAA NSW reveals that many regional accommodation operators have been under-performing in recent years – and have the potential to slip back even further if the Government ignores the need for significant investment in … read more

Tourism Minister Andrew Robb discusses the state of the tourism & hospitality sector

September 15, 2014 TAA was privileged to be able to host Trade, Investment & Tourism Minister, Andrew Robb, at lunch last week for a frank and open discussion about the state of the accommodation sector and how best to maximise performance and investment in … read more

Cornell Success inspires release of 2015 Sydney programme

August 22, 2014 The first new Cornell Executive Development programme in Australia for over 25 years proved such a success that the majority of the ‘class of 2014’ have already booked into the newly-announced 2015 programme. Tourism Accommodation Australia decided to sponsor the … read more

Reliable Stats are vital for hotel investment

July 2, 2014 Australia is on the verge of its largest hotel expansion phase for two decades, with record amounts of foreign investment involved in the development of new hotels and the purchase of existing stock. One of the key reasons for the … read more

We need to speak up if we want ‘Illegal letting’ to be stamped out

May 13, 2014 The lesson of Cabcharge and the invasion of unlicensed “people conveyances” into the market should sound a warning for the accommodation sector – technology makes it much easier to by-pass traditional channels and start competing in just about any sector … read more

Workplace inflexibility preventing job creation in the Australian hotel sector

March 21, 2014 Tourism Accommodation Australia will be leading the push to have restrictive work practice provisions amended to allow the hotel and tourism sectors to increase work flexibility and encourage greater employment across the country. TAA has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision … read more

Cornell’s Summer School returns to inspire hotel industry’s “young guns”

February 11, 2014 I’m very excited that Tourism Accommodation Australia in partnership with Tourism Training Australia (TTA) has been able to attract the renowned Cornell University School of Hotel Administration to Australia this year to conduct an Executive Development Programme for senior hotel … read more