16 October Accommodation Association of Australia reveals new members nationwide October 16, 2019 By Accommodation Association General Accommodation, Quest, Schwartz 0 Sourced via: Hotel Management Online The Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) has received the backing of two of the nation’s most important businesses, Quest Serviced Apartments and the Schwartz Family Company.Quest Serviced Apartments said the decision to offer AAoA membership to its franchisees nationwide was to provide a greater voice for franchisee hoteliers within the association’s state and federal agenda.The company said the three-year deal will ensure Quest franchisees are represented and considered in relation to legislative changes and at all focus groups attended by the Association on behalf of the wider accommodation industry. Primary issues for the AAoA include issues relating to consumer demand, labour and workforce issues and sustainable operations.Quest Chief Operating Officer, David Mansfield, said serviced apartment standards will benefit from the AAoA membership.“The Quest franchisee network manage a large number of assets, staff and guests that support the tourism industry in Australia,” he said.“It is, therefore, vital that hotel franchisees are taken into consideration by Australian regulators and policymakers when matters that affect the tourism industry are being addressed.“This partnership will also help reduce barriers to investment, generate business opportunities and ensure franchisees understand their rights and obligations,” Mansfield said.Australia’s largest private hotel investor Jerry Schwartz has also signed up properties owned by his Schwartz Family Company as AAoA members.Recent additions to the Schwartz Family Company’s hotel portfolio include Hilton Surfers Paradise, Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Central Park and the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour.“My hotels cover a wide geography – NSW, the ACT, Victoria and Queensland and in both city and regional areas – and membership of AAOA will help ensure that these hotels enjoy the best operating conditions in their respective markets,” Schwartz said.“Our industry faces a myriad of issues currently and given that tourism and hospitality is one of the strongest growth sectors of the economy, it is important that we have a united and concerted voice so that our industry’s contribution is both recognised and supported”. Related Articles Our plan to back Australia's tourism industry and create more jobs Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment, Simon Birmingham, says a re-elected Morrison Government will continue to grow Australia's $136 billion tourism industry as part of our plan to keep the economy strong and generate another 1.25 million jobs across Australia WA Parliamentary report on Short Stay Accommodation a good first step The WA Economics and Industry Standing Committee issued its final report into short term rental accommodation The shocking truth about accommodation accidents Injuries happen without warning in every workplace - but particularly ours. Webinar: Tourism Research Australia - Update on the tourism data landscape Join Tourism Research Australia (TRA) for an update on the tourism data landscape, including the potential benefits of complementary data sources and the challenges for the tourism industry in using them. Positioning Australia’s Tourism Industry for the Future Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham urged stakeholders, from local and state governments to peak industry bodies and individual tourism operators to have their say on the future direction of the industry. Canberra's Ovolo Nishi hotel reveals new rooms Ovolo Nishi (formerly Hotel Hotel) in Canberra's cultural precinct of NewActon, has unveiled 17 new micro-hotel rooms. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.