Yearly Archives

Archive criteria : 2016

Global groups commit to lowest rates for loyalty members

March 30, 2016 Marriott has joined Hilton in committing to the “lowest rate” who book direct rather than through an OTA. Marriott will launch a new pricing deal for its loyalty club members who book through the Marriott website, app, call centres, or … read more

Release of Cradle Mountain Visitor Master Plan

March 30, 2016 The Cradle Coast Authority has released a Cradle Mountain Visitor Master Plan to improve current facilities at Cradle Mountain and reignite its allure as a “must see” destination in Tasmania. Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most iconic natural wonders … read more

Pullman Sydney Airport to Open 1 June

March 30, 2016 Pullman Sydney Airport, is the newest 5-star hotel to open in Sydney on 1 June. The 229-room luxury hotel located on O’Riordan Street, Mascot, is set over 12 floors. The new hotel is expected to be popular with business and … read more

Largest Ibis Styles hotel in Australia opens

March 30, 2016 The largest new‐build ibis Styles hotel in Australia ‐ ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street ‐ was officially opened this month with a ceremonial plaque unveiling led by the Honourable Kate Jones, Queensland Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism and … read more

Starwood-Marriott merger likely to proceed despite last minute China bid

March 30, 2016 Marriott’s proposed merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts appears back on track following a revised bid which topped a last-minute bid from a group led by China’s Anbang Insurance Group. The ‘sweetened’ US$13.6 billion deal from Marriott involves a greater … read more

Tourism Australia releases International Tourism Snapshot

March 30, 2016 Tourism Australia’s international tourism snapshot provides and easy-to-read overview of the latest international visitor arrivals and spend which are both at record levels.

TRA releases Tourism Region Profiles 2015

March 30, 2016 The Tourism Region Profiles 2015 provide comprehensive tourism supply and demand data for 76 of Australia’s tourism regions to support the development of regional tourism and growth of regional economies.  Detailed profiles have been developed for the tourism regions which … read more

International Visitor Survey results for December quarter 2015

March 30, 2016 The International Visitor Survey showed similar strong growth in international tourism, led again by Chinese and Indian increases, but also featuring record inbound figures from the USA and strong performances from Europe, and South-east Asia. The Government’s support of bilateral … read more

National Visitor Survey results for December quarter 2015 released

March 30, 2016 Tourism’s position as a tier-one industry grew stronger in 2015, at almost the same pace as the mining and resources sector’s performance declined. The latest National Visitor Survey, released last week by Tourism Research Australia, paints a very promising picture … read more

TAA National Board Meets at Parliament House

March 30, 2016 In early March the TAA National Board held their first meeting of the year in Parliament House in Canberra.  Meetings were held with Minister for Tourism, Senator, the Hon Richard Colbeck to discuss the issue of unregulated accommodation and the … read more