Laura Younger

AA Key News Update – April

It has been another busy month for the Association with our advocacy efforts really ramping up pressure on Government in the lead up to the Federal Budget on 11 May 2021 in Canberra. Read more

Skills crisis firmly in focus as AHICE hits Adelaide Oval

The 2021 Australian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition kicked off as the largest national industry conference taking place anywhere in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 900 people coming together at Adelaide Oval today. Read more

Evolution to a unified, merged body progresses

5 May 2021: Progress continues to be made towards a unified, single voice for Accommodation in Australia through the proposed merger of the Australian Hotel Association/Tourism Accommodation Australia and the Accommodation Association. Tourism Accommodation Australia Chair Martin Ferguson AM and Accommodation Association Chair Julian Clark have provided a joint update this morning at AHICE in …

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With widespread job losses and budgets tight, vacation club travel is coming out on top. Club members, having largely pre-paid for their resort stays, are able to holiday freely, and can take loved ones away even during harder times. Read more

The Long Game: long-term investing for better retirement outcomes

When it comes to investing for your future and your retirement, there is no question it is a long-term game. The life expectancy for someone aged 65 is 84.9 for men and 87.6 for women[1], so as our lifespan increases, it’s important to plan for that. Read more

Hotel leaders join in call for redirected Federal Support

Peak industry bodies, the Accommodation Association and Tourism Accommodation Australia and the leaders of Australia’s hotel networks have united in a plea to the Morrison Government to redirect $270 million in COVID support to save jobs in the devastated Sydney and Melbourne markets. Read more