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Canberra 'influencers' to help city's tourism recovery
Australian Hotels Association ACT branch general manager Anthony Brierley said all Canberrans could play a role in spreading positive messages about the city.
Mr Brierley said while hotels were reporting fewer cancellations than they had at the start of the month, the industry continued to suffer from the external perception that Canberra was constantly blanketed in hazardous smoke and under threat from bushfire.
He said the government should wind back the "state of alert" status for Canberra, but keep it in place for the territory's rural fringes.
Canberra hotels hit by cancellations
Mr Brierley said that while the industry understood people's concerns, the headline smoke events were behind the city and the city was safe to visit. Canberra's Air Quality Index
Industry anger over extra public holiday
Australian Hotels Association ACT Branch general manager Anthony Brierley said despite the decision having far-reaching consequences for employers, none were consulted.
Marriott hotel joins forces with Geocon in Canberra
The arrival of the Marriott hotel name is the latest sign that the national capital is "coming of age", the head of the industry's peak body says.
Doors to open on Marriott's first hotel in Canberra
Australian Hotels Association ACT Branch general manager Anthony Brierley said the arrival of the Marriott name in the capital was “a vote of confidence” in the tourism industry.
Hotels group pushes to shut down luxury apartment complex
The Australian Hotels Association has asked Access Canberra to issue a "controlled activity order" to the owners of Knightsbridge Canberra.
Tourist boost needed to support Canberra's hotel boom
A major increase in visitor numbers to Canberra during quiet periods is needed to support the city's ongoing hotel boom, the Australian Hotels Association has warned.
Canberra's hotels and bars pick up with Parliament's return
"The really busy weeks are when the whole circus of lobbyists and industry advocates come to town. They're the ones who really fill out the hotel rooms," Mr Brierley said.
Kanga Cup kicking goals for Canberra's economy
Kanga Cup is historically one of the busier periods for Canberra hotels. Events like the Kanga Cup are crucial to even out the peaks and troughs that frustratingly but typically define Canberra's hotel performance.
ACT hospitality sector slams new waste levy
The AHA ACT reacts to the ACT Government's new rubbish tax.
Manuka's first Test match hits a six with visitors and locals alike
Anthony Brierley comments on the impact of the Manuka test on the hospitality industry.
Coca-Cola Amatil announces new commitment to reduce plastics and packaging waste
APRA AMCOS 2018 Year In Review report
Member Update – Industrial and Workplace Relations
Crowded Places - Counter Terrorism Update by John Green
Hotel Innovation Report
Policy Update from Anthony Brierley, AHA ACT General Manager
Message from Michael Capezio, AHA ACT President
Workplace Relations - When ‘Fair Work’ is Fair Work …
Australian and NZ Facebook users now covered by music licensing deal with APRA AMCOS
Hostplus: Your dedicated super fund
Want to make your hotel more sustainable?
Workplace Relations – Family & Domestic Violence Leave
Message from Michael Capezio, AHA ACT President
Industry Update – Qatar Airways Launches QSuite
Member Alert – Skilling Australians Fund
Member Alert – Design Canberra
Member Alert – Industrial and Workplace Relations
Member Update – Accommodation Salary Survey
Message from Michael Capezio, AHA ACT President
DIAGE0 – The Smashed Project
APRA AMCOS - Do I need a licence to play the radio in my business?
Member Profile - Abode Braddon set to open in 2019
Industry Update - Singapore Airlines
Member Alert - Changes to Salary Arrangements under the HIGA Likely
Member Alert – AHA ACT Hospitality & Tourism Awards
Message from Michael Capezio, AHA ACT President
On the 8th of May, the Commonwealth Government handed down its 2018-19 Budget. The Treasurer Scott Morrison declared that this year’s Budget is about a stronger economy, more jobs, guaranteeing essential services and the Government living within its means.
Message from Simon Strahan, Drinkwise CEO
Member Alert – Fair Work Ombudsman’s Workplace Basics Campaign
Member Alert - DC Payments/Cardtronics
Message from Martin Ferguson, TAA National Chairman
Message from Michael Capezio, AHA ACT President
2017 has started off as a productive and successful year for the AHA ACT Branch
It has been a great first half of 2017 for hospitality in the ACT, especially with so many exciting venues opening.
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Abode expands to Kingston
2017 AHA Team
New hotel development in Canberra
An additional 230 hotel rooms are set to hit the market by mid 2020 with the recent announcements of two new hotel developments in Braddon and Canberra’s city centre. Read full article from our partner VisitCanberra here
Video Shows Canberra is the Business
AHA ACT partners Canberra Convention Bureau (CCB) and Brand CBR have launched a video promoting the Canberra region as the premier business event location.
Abode Hotels is Building the sporting life of the National Capital with the ACT Meteors
AHA ACT was excited to hear Cricket ACT today announced a significant partnership one of our member Abode Hotels to be the naming rights sponsor for the ACT Meteors for the next three years.  
Record entries for Hospitality Awards
New grants to enliven the City
Karin Sheppard appointed to TAA Board
Asahi AHA ACT Networking Event
Award winners are grinners
Alcohol paper released in ACT
It would almost appear the ACT Government alcohol discussion paper has been prepared by the anti-alcohol lobby, the AHA ACT said today.
Record entrants for 2015 Awards
A record number of leading hotels, bars, nightclubs and restaurants have nominated for the 2015 AHA ACT Hospitality Awards.
Like AHA ACT on Facebook to win
AHA ACT and Gold Sponsor Treasury Wine Estates have launched an exciting new wine competition for Canberra’s hospitality sector. All you have to do is Like AHA ACT on our Facebook page to be in the running to win a bottle of Pepperjack Graded shiraz
Hotels rail against pokie trading
The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) ACT Branch says the introduction of a poker machine trading scheme in the ACT should be permanently delayed by the ACT Government.
The real cost of another public holiday
There seems no end in sight to the rise of public holidays in the ACT. Australia’s capital has earned an unenviable reputation of having the highest number of gazetted public holidays in the nation, which hurts the hospitality sector from the high cost of paying penalty rates.
AHA ACT Golf Day 2013