Yearly Archives

Archive criteria : 2015

TRA releases Regional Tourism Indicators

December 22, 2015 Tourism Research Australia have released an updated Regional Tourism Indicators with an overview of key tourism performance indicators for regional areas between 2005/06 and 2013/14 – including expenditure, visitation, accommodation and aviation patronage etc.

TripAdvisor releases TripBarometer Study

December 22, 2015 TripAdvisor last week announced the results of their latest TripBarometer Study.  The TripBarometer study is the analysis of more than 44,000 survey responses from travellers and the hotel sector worldwide. Key Findings: Australians lead the pack with the biggest travel … read more

Wi-Fi revolution gathers pace

December 22, 2015 Wi-Fi is increasingly being offered free of charge to guests in Australian hotels. A survey conducted by TAA revealed that: 99% of all hotels surveyed currently offer Wi-Fi as a service to guests. The majority of hotels (65%) do not … read more

Global outlook for hotel industry rated as ‘stable’

December 22, 2015 According to rating agency Fitch, the 2016 outlook for the global hotel industry is ‘stable’ with favourable travel trends and stable financial policies providing positive leads. “Middle class growth in emerging markets, relaxed barriers to visitation by some important destination … read more

One million extra airline seats into Sydney

December 22, 2015 Sydney Airport – and Australian tourism – are set to benefit from new services by All Nippon Airways, Xiamen Airlines, Solomon Airlines, American Airlines, Indonesia AirAsia X, Hainan Airlines and Qatar Airways, which will result in more than 980,000 extra … read more

Hotel group consolidation grows

December 22, 2015 Following Marriott’s purchase of Starwood last month, the hotel world is witnessing another major consolidation with Accor Hotels taking over the luxury Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel brands as a result of their acquisition of FRHI Holdings. AccorHotels purchase gives them … read more

Minister addresses labour issues

December 22, 2015 The Minister for Tourism, Senator Colbeck, has taken notice of the industry’s calls for greater liberalisation of temporary work visas to address the Australian tourism and hotel industry’s skills shortages. He raised the issues at an industry forum attended by … read more

The Northern Australia Tourism Initiative

December 22, 2015 The Northern Australia Tourism initiative, one of the recommendations of the Northern Australia White Paper, provides advice and facilitation services to improve the business capabilities and networks of northern tourism businesses so that they can better capture growth opportunities. The … read more

Regional tourism funding needs to be a priority

December 22, 2015 TRA release of the NVS Report showed that domestic tourism grew strongly in the year up to September 2015, but while growth in visitor nights was at an impressive 7%, the figures covered up some uneven performances, especially in the contrasting … read more

Planning the 2016-17 Migration Programme

December 22, 2015 In the past month TAA has been represented at a number of forums on labour migration inclusive of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection Conference in Melbourne, the Permanent Migration Roundtable and the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration. … read more