Sunday, January 20, 2019

Tag Archives: events

FWO warns hostel owners on wage rates

Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James encouraged business operators to contact the agency if they receive offers of labour at suspiciously low rates. Ms James says the deliberate exploitation of young, vulnerable backpackers – many of them from non-English speaking backgrounds with little understanding of their workplace rights – is totally unacceptable. “Growers should ensure that people working on their farms, …

Read More »

IHG unveils RISE initiative to inspire and mentor female leaders

Launching in time for International Women’s Day, InterContinental Hotels Group has announced its new program, RISE, to inspire female leaders in Australia and New Zealand to ‘lean in’ to general manager roles. An important component of IHG’s global diversity and inclusion philosophy, RISE will provide a career development program for female leaders who have aspirations to become General Managers, demonstrating …

Read More »

Mantra vows to close gap on gender inequality

Its latest data showed that the accommodation group sits above the industry average for female employees and that an influx of women in management has boosted gender equality in senior roles. 61 percent of Mantra Group’s 4,500+ Australian team members are female – 9.2 percent higher than the industry average, according to the latest data from the Workplace Gender Equality …

Read More »

Positive funding initiative for regional NSW, says AAoA

Dispersal of visitors to regions will be impacted by the NSW government’s new “Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund”, according to the Accommodation Association of Australia. However, AAoA said there are still shortcomings in regional tourism which, if addressed, have the potential to create higher levels of employment outside of metropolitan areas. “The NSW government’s regional tourism fund is …

Read More »

VIDEO: Booking.com releases new Aussie campaign for holiday rentals offering

The OTA has released a new campaign focusing on its choice of holiday rentals and apartments. According to an online statement, the goal of the campaign is “to inspire Aussie travellers to further explore the diversity”. The campaign consists of a short online film that will roll out across all of Booking.com’s online channels, and will be further supported by …

Read More »

IHG appoints Rajit Sukumaran as chief development officer in AMEA

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Rajit Sukumaran to the role of Chief Development Officer in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. IHG has an established reputation as a valued partner for successful hotel owners and investors globally and currently operates across nearly 40 countries and territories in AMEA. In his new role, Rajit will head …

Read More »

Event planning tips at Metro Mirage Hotel Newport’s Autumn Business Expo

Boutique waterfront 4-star hotel, The Metro Mirage Hotel Newport, is hosting its annual Business Expo on Friday 31st March from 2pm – 5pm to showcase the property, its conference and function facilities and let attendees enjoy a small taste of what Pittwater has to offer. Meeting planners, event organisers and executive assistants will have the opportunity to view the hotel’s …

Read More »

AccorHotels launches new Community Fund

The company announce that it has founded a Community Fund, as a unified identity where money raised through national fundraising initiatives will be directed. “The AccorHotels Community Fund is committed to building healthy families by supporting three focus areas being Youth, Health & Wellbeing and Diversity through four foundation partners,” AccorHotels said in a statement. Four founding partners which align …

Read More »

Quest celebrates milestone achievements in NSW

Quest demonstrates plans across both metropolitan and rural New South Wales, with Quest Macquarie Park being declared officially open one night before construction commenced at Quest Penrith. Quest Macquarie Park official opening event 2 March Social commentator and Macquarie University alumna, Jane Caro, joined Stuart Ayres to officially open the newest addition to the Quest Apartment Hotels network, Quest  Macquarie  …

Read More »

Mantra joins Accommodation Association of Australia

Mantra Group’s membership of the Accommodation Association highlights its focus on public policy issues that are purely about accommodation beds, including the market domination of online travel agencies, maintaining safe standards through adequate regulation of the sharing economy and industrial relations reform. “Mantra Group joining the Accommodation Association adds around 19,000 rooms in Australian properties under its management to the …

Read More »