A NSW Govt Minister is among an esteemed panel advocating for the NSW hospitality industry.
A NSW Govt Minister is among an esteemed panel advocating for the NSW hospitality industry.

The Accommodation Association of Australia has continued to boost its local advocacy with the launch of the New South Wales State Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board was this week launched by The Honourable Adam Marshall MP, NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events and Assistant Minister for Skills. The board is represented by Accommodation Association member properties across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Members include a cross-section of general managers, hotel investors, hotel group representatives from brands including TFE Hotels, The Star, Mantra Group, AccorHotels and Frasers Hospitality as well as NSW Government Minister for Tourism, Adam Marshall.

“The Accommodation Association’s NSW Advisory Board continues our initiative to ensure the interests of state-based members are more specifically addressed,” said the Association’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Munro.

“According to Tourism Research Australia’s Tourism Businesses in Australia June 2012 – June 2017 – NSW is home to 34% of tourism business in Australia, exemplifying NSW’s position as Australia’s leading tourism state.

“Regional tourism has also benefited from the State Government’s Regional Event Development fund to encourage more business events and visitors into rural and regional NSW.”

“We had a great turn out by the industry for the launch of the inaugural NSW State Advisory Board,” said Patrick Lonergan, Chair of the NSW State Advisory Board.

“I would like to thank the Minister for Tourism and Events, The Honourable Adam Marshall for his words of support to the Board and industry.”

“We look forward to working with both Government, opposition and key stakeholders in our industry.”