The Accommodation Association has worked closely with industry to develop a Roadmap to Recovery. The overarching principle of this Roadmap is the retention and well-being of the industry’s workforce and the sustainable opening of hotels, to ensure we emerge as a stronger and more competitive sector in the future.
As our members know, the industry has experienced revenue falls of -85% across the past 4 months and stimulation of future demand will only happen if governments lift current restrictions and business and consumer confidence returns. Until the industry is free to drive demand to stem the huge cash-flow losses, government support measures are crucial for short to medium term viability.
The Roadmap outlines the measures being undertaken by industry to ensure viability and has a very clear message for government– the extension of JobKeeper and HIGA measures until March 2021 are essential to retaining our workforce and critical to industry survival.
We have been active in communicating our message to Federal Treasury, the NCCC, the Tourism Minister and various State governments and in taking our case to the media.
COVID-19 Compliance Update
The Association has published updated advice for members on the about the relevant public health orders in your state.
COVID-19 Training Program
During this pandemic the Accommodation Association has developed partnerships with different training providers to suit our members.
Our newest partner Complete Hospitality Training has both online and in person training programs that you can access at discounted rates.
The training programs are aligned to the accredited training units released by Government. With Health Hygiene being a central consideration for customers, you need to ensure your employees understand the protocols needed to ensure safety for everyone. This program covers the important issues of:
- infection prevention and control procedures
- hand hygiene and care of hand
- use of personal protective equipment
- handling of waste
- enforcing clean and contaminated zones
- limitation of contamination
- surface cleaning
During this pandemic ensuring your employees are trained is a critical part of your WHS responsibilities.
- 13th August – The Uncertain Outlook for Travel and Implications for the Accommodation Sector – Tourism Economics & STR
- 20th August – Innovation and Customer Growth in the age of COVID-19 – thinkplayact
- 27th August – Business Solvency and Cash Flow Modelling – BDO
Our website is constantly being updated with information on upcoming webinars and you should regularly check for new webinars being added. You can check it at any time here.