Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Management

The ban leaving tourists piste off

A popular ski resort has banned tobogganing on its property this winter season, telling guests the classic family activity is dangerous. Complaints have snowballed since Thredbo Ski Resort in NSW made the announcement on its website, with the resort receiving a sledging on social media. The website said a toboganning ban was imposed to “maximise safety for guests, employees, and …

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Get smart about short-term letting or risk “disastrous impact”, warns accom chief

Regulation of Sydney’s commercial short-term accommodation sector doesn’t have to be difficult, says Tourism Accommodation Australia CEO Carol Giuseppi. It is basically all about common-sense. You can have genuine home sharing, and you can also have balanced regulation which protects the rights of everyone else. Luckily, the State Government has before it the examples of international cities where action has been taken to regulate companies like Airbnb, protecting housing availability and affordability in those cities (not to mention hotel investment and jobs), while also protecting the rights of actual home sharers.

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The holiday let horror stories of our capital cities

A new shimmering 63-storey, $300 million skyscraper that was meant to provide private residential accommodation to Melbourne's booming inner city population has instead become a quasi-hotel with dozens of rooms listed by owners and investors on Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and others.

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