The Accommodation Association is the peak industry group established in 1969 and is now the largest representative association for the Accommodation Sector in Australia. In 2020 the Accommodation Association now represents over 80% of all known accommodation providers ranging from small regional motels, caravan parks and the largest hotel groups in world including Accor, Hilton, Wyndam Destinations and IHG.
We were established by our founding members as the Hotel Motel & Accommodation Association, to provide support to owners and managers of accommodation properties and to ensure all levels of government understand the importance of the sector to the economic wellbeing of Australia. These core principles continue today and our membership now includes hotels, resorts, serviced apartments, motels, bed & breakfasts, guesthouses, backpacker establishments, caravan parks and timeshare properties in metropolitan and regional Australia. This diverse membership ensures our advocacy positions are truly representative and member services focused to assist in delivering a sustainable future for our sector.
The objectives for which the Accommodation Association are:
- to promote the interests of persons or entities whose business activities generate income from the provision of accommodation and related or ancillary services;
- to promote the welfare of the short-term accommodation industry throughout Australia and to foster professionalism and integrity throughout the industry;
- to act as a national association providing representation and services to Members across Australia;
- to promote and advance the interests of Members;
- to assist and give advice to Members on any matters affecting employers and their relationships with employees and to represent Members in proceedings before Federal and State Industrial Tribunals, where such matters are of common interest;
- to lobby local, State, Territory and Commonwealth government on behalf of Members;
- to cooperate or act in conjunction with any person or persons, firm, company, corporation, public body, or association in respect of any matter in accordance with the objects of the Association, and to appoint representatives from time to time as may be necessary for such purpose;
- to establish State and Territory Divisions and regions and to provide for the appointment of state consultative committees to deal with local matters or matters of general interest to the Association which may require local attention;
- to admit Full Members, Associate Members, Corporate Members and Honorary Members as hereinafter provided and arrange at the direction of the Board such activities as shall be of mutual benefit to Full Members, Associate Members, Corporate Members and Honorary Members.
The Accommodation Association is governed by a fiduciary National Board and Directors are nominated by Full Members who operate an Accommodation Facility in Australia. The Directors are responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the Association to ensure member value is delivered. The operations of the Association are managed by the CEO with support of a dedicated team focused on delivering successful advocacy and value to each of our members.
We engage our members and provide opportunities for them to influence outcomes affecting their businesses by facilitating information to Government and other organisations. As an Association we embrace the principle of ‘informed advocacy’ and our members provide essential input to ensure our advocacy is of the highest quality and credibility. We build relationships with industry leaders, media, politicians and public servants to ensure the issues affecting our sector are recognised and subsequently addressed.
The Accommodation Association’s role within the tourism industry involves addressing major issues impacting on the operation of all accommodation providers at both a State and Federal level. The Association prides itself on being focused to support the continued growth of the sector and the critical role of the regulated accommodation has in the overall success of the tourism industry.
The Accommodation Association also provides administrative membership services to the Motor Inn, Motel and Accommodation Association (MIMAA). MIMAA is the registered organisation that represents the Accommodation Association of Australia in the Fair Work Commission.
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