Sunday, June 24, 2018

Tag Archives: regional

Highest hotel price hikes for adventure-based hotspots

The steep increase in prices paid in Townsville last year follows a 13% fall in 2016, demonstrating growth in the region and the strength of reef tourism. Meanwhile, the Whitsunday Islands recorded the steepest decline in accommodation prices, falling 14% in 2017 after bearing the brunt of Cyclone Debbie.

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Turnbull mustn’t scrap accom sector needs along with 457 visas

Abrupt news today as prime minister Malcolm Turnbull announced plans to eradicate 457 visas for temporary workers. TAA and AHA offered differing opinions on how this decision will impact accommodation sector employees and employers but both emphasised the need for federal government to support regional hospitality. Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) said it welcomed the “revamp”, hoping it will “address genuine …

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