Monthly Archives February 2016

Australian hotels embrace connectivity

Australian hotels embrace connectivity, with 96% of hotels offering ‘free’ Wi-Fi An industry wide survey of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels and serviced apartments by Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) has revealed that 96% of Australian hotels surveyed* offer some level of free Wi-Fi to guests. Tourism Accommodation Australia represents the interests of hotels, motels and serviced apartment accommodation operators across Australia, including city, regional and remote areas. Responses from the survey revealed that: 99 per cent of hotels currently offer Wi-Fi as a service to guests. The majority of hotels (65 per cent) do not charge for some level of free Wi-Fi
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Extension of Vivid Sydney Festival

Extension of Vivid Sydney highlights the power of events‐based tourism – TAA The decision by the NSW Government to extend Vivid Sydney by an additional five nights reflects the power of events‐related tourism, says Australia’s peak accommodation body, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA). Vivid will now run from Friday, 27 May to Saturday, 18 June. From humble beginnings, Vivid has grown to become Australia’s largest festival of its kind, attracting 1.7 million people in 2015, including 117,000 domestic and interstate overnight visitors. The Festival – which incorporates lights, music and other entertainment – has been particularly successful in attracting high‐yield conference and incentive groups to
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Tourism industry’s potential recognised with appointment of Steve Ciobo

Tourism industry’s potential recognised with appointment of Steve Ciobo to replace Andrew Robb – TAA Australia’s peak accommodation body, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), praised the Federal Government’s choice of Steve Ciobo to replace retiring Trade Minister, Andrew Robb. Mr Ciobo was elevated to the Trade & Investment Ministry from his current role as Minister for International Development and the Pacific. Prior to that, he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment. Mr Robb will continue his involvement in the trade portfolio till the election as ‘Special Envoy for Trade’. TAA CEO, Carol Giuseppi, said that Mr Ciobo had shown throughout his
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