The carbon tax is expected to cost Australian hotels almost AUD$115 million in its first year alone.
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Former IHG development head Tony South has received this year’s HICAP ‘Trailblazer Award’.
Parkroyal Darling Harbour Sydney has completed a multi-million dollar refurbishment.
Australia’s leading hotel chains and associations have welcomed ICC Sydney.
Qantas has added flights between Melbourne and Tasmania in a boost to hotels across the apple isle.
Brisbane has been chosen as the destination city to host a collection of world leaders for the G20 Summit in 2014, an announcement that has sparked debate from the New South Wales Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard, who said Sydney has “everything that should have been available to sell Australia to the world”.
Emirates is set to launch flights from Dubai to Adelaide on November 1 in a massive boost to South Australian inbound tourism.
Travellers are set to be the big losers as a result of Australia’s new carbon tax, with a survey this week finding three quarters of hotels have already increased room rates or plan to do so.
Just over a month after Tourism Australia launched a tourism investment guide to attract foreign funds, the Australian Government has doubled the tax on Managed Investment Trusts (MITs), something that could have a significant impact on the accommodation industry.
Last week’s (June 1) announcement of an increase to Award wages in Australia by almost double the rate of CPI will have a disproportionate impact on the hospitality sector, including possible job cuts, according to the Australian Hotels Association.
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