Key News Update
October 2017
Ballarat Regional Forum
The Accommodation Association of Australia is 'on the road' meeting members, putting faces to names and providing forums for discussion on topical issues and operational matters of importance to accomodation providers.

To kick off this campaign, a very successful forum was held in October in Ballarat, which attracted over 30 members from the city and surrounding region. Read more on the discussions that took place.
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AAoA 2017 Annual General Meeting
The 2017 Annual General Meeting for the Accommodation Association of Australia Inc. will be held on Tuesday 21st November at 10am
Elizabeth Room, Novotel Melbourne on Collins
270 Collins, Melbourne.

Full active members of the AAoA are welcome to attend.

Nomination forms are available here and must be received by COB November 6, 2017 to
Quattro Risk Services Renews Partnership with AAoA
On behalf of the AAoA Board and team, we would like to thank Quattro Risk Services for their continuing support of the AAoA. Quattro Risk Services provides professional and personalised insurance broking, risk management and financial services to suit businesses and individuals. For more information, please visit their website.
Small Business Spurring "Boomerang Dollar" Effect by Investing Locally
Australia's small businesses are banding together to keep local customers coming through their doors. A quarter of every dollar spent in Australia goes to a small business. More importantly, on average, 42 cents of each dollar spent at a small business is reinvested back into that local community. This trend, coined the ‘Boomerang Dollar’ by American Express, clearly demonstrates the important role local businesses play in our daily lives. Find out more.
Get Set for the Games - Travel Advice for Business Program
The City of Gold Coast is proud to host the largest event in Australia this decade - the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
During GC2018 there will be daily changes to the transport network to enable safe and reliable travel for athletes, team officials and spectators.

Have you considered how your business may be affected and what changes will take place? If not, click here and here for more information.
APAC Revenue Management Summit
After the success of the recent 2017 APAC Revenue Management Summit, there is much interest and demand for the Summit to run again in 2018 and dates for next year will be released shortly.

Until then, read more on the 2017 Summit, headlined "ADAPT & THRIVE".
City of Sydney Grants
City of Sydney is inviting grant applications until 20 November for accommodation providers and venues to get a NABERs energy or water rating, or install sub meters and monitoring equipment.

More information can be found at or by emailing 
Upcoming Events
  • PCS Webinar - The Changing Workplace: What the most innovative employers will be doing in 2018 (15 November)
  • Launch of VIC State Advisory Board (20 November)
  • AAoA 2017 Annual General Meeting (21 November)
  • Hotel Design and Development Summit 2017 (28 November)
  • Canberra Hotel Market Update & Economic Outlook Forum (4 December)

For further information on any of the above events, visit or
New AAoA Members
On behalf of the AAoA Board and team, we would like to welcome our newest members -

  • Sail Inn (QLD)
  • Outback Motel (QLD)
  • Abacus Motel Mt Isa (QLD)
  • Heritage Motor Inn Goulburn (NSW)
  • Country Roads Motor Inn Dysart (QLD)
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