Accommodation Association News
The accommodation industry has come out strongly against suggestions in NSW that there should be a bed tax and that tourism should be hit with other additional taxes.
“A huge Tourism growth area in Darwin in recent years has been the cruise ship industry and there are more opportunities for cruises into Indonesia from Darwin.
"The latest result showed a 5 per cent increase in visitors during the June 2012 quarter, and an even larger 14 per cent increase in the number of visitors coming to Tasmania in the latest September quarter.
The Accommodation Association of Australia is telling the wages umpire a reduction in penalty rates is necessary so businesses can better compete against overseas rivals and employ more workers.
Former General Manager of Sydney’s Observatory Hotel, Ralf Bruegger, has started a new appointment as Group General Manager of Lilianfels, Echoes and the Hydro Majestic in the Blue Mountains.