Media Release
09 August 2019
 Media release - Visitors to Sydney deserve a vibrant night-time economy
The Accommodation Association addressed the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the Night-Time Economy today and reinforced our support for a revitalised, vibrant night-time economy, that ensures the safety, security and amenity for visitors to Sydney.

Dean Long , CEO of the AAoA said: "The Accommodation Association believes a vibrant and safe night-time economy is vital in encouraging increased spend and repeat visit ation from visitors to Sydney ."
Tourism Accommodation is a vital part of the Sydney and NSW economy, contributing approximately $2.7 billion directly to the NSW tourism economy and directly employing 27,000 people. In the past year, Sydney accommodation hotels welcomed 82.3 million international visitor nights and 30 million domestic visitor nights.
In his presentation before the inquiry today, Dean emphasised the following areas of opportuni ty :
  • Increased diversity in late-night activities to create a balanced night-time economy inclusive of social and cultural activities;
  • Managed areas with ease of access to late-night public transport for visitors and staff and with premises that are well-managed and regulated;
  • More streamlined processes to assist night-time economy businesses to operate, with broader recognition and reward of venues that apply strict ethical standards and operating conditions;
  • Monitoring and review to ensure the measures put in place are effective in revitalising the night-time economy.

The A ssociation welcomed the opportunity to represent the industry and looks forward to working with the Members of the Committee and Government on future plans for reinvigorating the night-time economy.
About the Accommodation Association:
The Accommodation Association represents over 2 ,000 accommodation operators in Australia. Our members include AccorHotels (incorporating Mantra Group), Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hilton, TFE, Wyndham, Choice and Quest.
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Media Contact
Dean Long
Chief Executive Officer, Accommodation Association of Australia
0427 249 098