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 Accommodation Association have teamed up with Bunnings Trade to give members the opportunity to join PowerPass. Bunnings PowerPass is a free membership program designed to make life easier for commercial customers . Accommodation Association’s Gappa Program a game changer for JobSeekers and Sector The very first placement as part of the Accommodation Association’s game-changing gap year experience The Gappa Program is already proving a winner for everyone involved. CEO Resignation With progress towards the proposed merger of the Australian Hotel Association/Tourism Accommodation Australia and the Accommodation Association well underway, the Accommodation Association today announced the resignation of CEO Dean Long. ahs hospitality renews partnership with Accommodation Association The Accommodation Association is excited to renew our partnership with ahs hospitality. Accommodation Association welcomes Gold Partners – 13cabs Australia’s leading personal transport company 13cabs is committed to getting people where they need to go, everytime, everywhere. Richard Munro returns as CEO With the proposed merger of the Australian Hotel Association/Tourism Accommodation Australia and the Accommodation Association progressing quickly, the Accommodation Association announced the return of Richard Munro as CEO. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.