Accommodation Association News
Best Western, The World’s Biggest Hotel Family, has added BEST WESTERN Colonial Village Motel in Warrnambool, Victoria to the group. The addition takes Best Western’s Warrnambool portfolio to three hotels and a total of 160 operating in Australia.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Andrew Stoner is encouraging the State’s regional tourism providers to apply for NSW Government funding under the Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF).
"The accommodation industry is strongly opposed to the recommendations in the National Commission of Audit report that funding for Tourism Australia should be halved and that Tourism Australia should be consolidated in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
In a massive boost for the project, $430,000 from the Destination NSW Regional Visitor Economy Fund has been granted towards the development.
“The hospitality sector needs a regular flow of qualified employees who are able to work in cities, and regional and remote areas, and there is considerable scope to advance the training sector to meet these requirements”.