Tourism Accommodation Australia (Victoria) -TAA(Vic) provides advice and advocacy on issues relevant to operators of Victoria’s diverse hotel network of three, four and five star  hotels, resorts and hosted apartment style accommodation properties.

Victoria is a highly desirable destination of choice for domestic and international visitors. Hotels, resorts and hosted apartment style accommodation properties are central to our hospitality and tourism offer.

These properties comply with a range of regulations, including food safety, fire safety, liquor licensing, planning and building amenity, employment and taxation laws that are designed to protect the safety and security of guests, hosts, operators and workers.

Support

TAA (Vic) provides members a range of operational support, including workplace relations advice; industry benchmarking; compliance and licensing related advice; advice on tourism and planning issues; responses to government submissions and industry research.

Engage

TAA (Vic) coordinates networking opportunities to enable members and industry stakeholders to meet, exchange information and discuss issues and opportunities of common interest.

Advocate

TAA (Vic) represents the rights and interests of members to all levels of government to ensure politicians have regard to them, when making policy decisions that impact our sector.

Collaborate

We collaborate with industry stakeholders to ensure members’ accommodation businesses continue to be recognised as an integral component of Victoria and Australia’s tourism product.

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    Tourism Accommodation Australia (Vic)

    A wonderful opportunity yesterday to have direct access to Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas a mere 10 days out from hashtag#VicVotes2018 and for hoteliers to hear his thoughts on Victoria's 'fiscal future,' should the Andrews Labor Government be returned on Election Day, November 24. Pictured L-R: Ben Sington, TAA (Vic) Chair and Managing Director at The Langham Melbourne, Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas and Dougal Hollis.

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    Tourism Accommodation Australia (Vic)

    Confirmation of a surge in the supply of student accommodation for Melbourne, with circa 15,691 student beds in the construction or planning phase. This represents a 74 per cent increase in current supply, bringing the student bed inventory in Melbourne to 37,000. This rapid development in Melbourne is supported by "one of the nation's highest levels of student enrolments and low barriers to entry, compared with Sydney." #investment #education https://lnkd.in/gkPi972

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    Sage advice from senior Bank of Melbourne and VISA staff this morning regarding the future of payments. In an environment where contactless payments now account for ninety percent of all transactions, the bank is focused on ensuring business owners have more time to engage with their customers and enjoy more transparency and certainty surrounding their cash flow. Employee education is also critical as cyber crime, and the need for more sophisticated digital ecosystems to prevent it, are now more important than ever. #banking #fraudprevention

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    Tourism Accommodation Australia (Vic)

    A great session over lunch with members Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne today hearing perspectives from industry leaders on Melbourne's hotel industry from an investor and developer perspective. Guests also heard an informative presentation regarding the changing B2B distribution landscape and opportunities for hotels to change the way they engage with tour operators, airlines, travel agents and employee loyalty programs. #investment #hotels Pictured: Dean Minett, Minett Consulting, Andrew Boocock, Hotelbeds Group and Peter Harper, JLL Hotels and Hospitality.

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    Tourism Accommodation Australia (Vic)

    Marriott show confidence in Melbourne's growing domestic and international visitor supply pipeline, having announced the construction of a new 150 room 'Courtyard by Marriott' hotel in West Melbourne. The property will be developed by Ousia Investments (China) and is scheduled to open in 2021. #hotels #tourism #investment https://lnkd.in/gmuPEtj

Working in our industry

The tourism industry has the potential to replace mining as Australia’s key economic pillar. The current growth in domestic and international tourism is a significant economic driver for Victoria that stimulates job growth, investment in infrastructure projects and further development of local communities.

Visit Victoria forecast that visitor spending in Victoria will reach $36.5b by 2025, up from $25b in 2017. An increasing number of visitors to Victoria, willing to spend more, drive the need for our industry to employ an additional 110,000 people by 2025, to meet the forecasted labour demand.

TAA (Vic) has convened a group of senior industry stakeholders to address the challenge of attracting and retaining great people to work in our industry.
This ‘TAA (Vic) Talent Taskforce’ considers a range of structural and personnel issues that impact the availability of staff for hotels and other tourism related businesses. 

We are currently gathering the thoughts of these stakeholders to agree on strategies that will ensure the industry’s future demand for appropriately skilled staff can be met.

$ 5 b
(daytrip and overnight) visitor spending in 2016/17
60 m
nights spent
$ 30 b
projected spend by 2025
200000
staff employed (7.2 per cent of total Victorian employment)
18 m
visitors (15m intrastate, 6.9m interstate)
300000
staff employed, projected to 2025