• LBlackwell
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THA President, Paul Jubb along with Steve Old and Stephen Long, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Skills Tasmania. Steve Old said, "This even further strengthens the work of THA and Government on training and workforce development policy and strategy. A good outcome and one we must continue to use to the advantage of our members and industry growth."    

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For anyone looking for help with a grant under the new Tasmania Jobs and Investment Fund please CLICK HERE.

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Last chance for Devonport! As you are all aware THA are holding information sessions at no charge! Any representative from a venue may attend! Morning/ Afternoon tea is provided for each session. Below are the agendas and also a link to the dates and times for anyone who missed out. Hobart and Launceston devonport dates NOTE: Today is the last day for RSVPS to Hobart. Next week also are Launceston and Devonport so be sure to book your place by…

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The Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) today welcomed the news that Qantas will increase their capacity into the state by 31% starting in March 2016. THA General Manager Steve Old said “This is great news for our state and a real sign of confidence by Qantas in where Tasmania is heading” “To have this extra capacity coming on line at this time will benefit our shoulder season and is a real boost to our tourism and hospitality industries moving forward” Mr…

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Members of the Hospitality Industry came together on Monday, Aug 24 for the THA and TasTAFE Awards for Excellence 2015. This gala event gives recognition to the state's best accommodation venues, restaurants, cafes, clubs and individuals and allows everyone there to celebrate the success of their colleagues, their peers and their friends. Please click on the below link to see this year's award winners. 2015 Award Winners

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The Tasmanian Hospitality Association has welcomed Federal Budget measures to boost employment and reduce taxation for small businesses. THA general manager Steve Old said with small businesses making up the majority of Tasmania’s hospitality sector, the ability to write off purchases of up to $20,000 was great news for the sector. “This will encourage small hospitality businesses to invest and upgrade their businesses, which is not only good for the sector, it will be good for the broader economy. “When…

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In another nod to Tasmania’s growing reputation for hosting high quality business events, the state has been successful in winning the large international conference, 4th Symposium on the Ocean in a High CO² World, to take place in May 2016. Hobart successfully outbid other key business event destinations including China to secure the conference to Australia. To read the full media release, please CLICK HERE.

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The Tasmanian Hospitality Association has welcomed data contained within the Tasmanian Visitor Survey showing increased visitation and visitor spending last calendar year. THA general manager Steve Old said the increases would no doubt boost confidence in the hospitality sector. “We know from our own occupancy data that accommodation providers have experienced one of the busiest peak seasons in at least 12 years since we began collating the statistics. To read the full article, please click HERE.

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An innovative employment program to fill job vacancies in Tasmania’s hospitality industry has been launched today. The pilot program – or jobs drive – is a joint initiative of the Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) and APM (Advanced Personnel Management). To read more click on the following media release 20141128 THA APM Media Release - New employment pilot to serve up jobs

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The Tasmanian Hospitality Association today congratulated the Federal Group on Saffire Freycinet winning the title of the world’s best boutique hotel at the World Boutique Hotel Awards in London. THA general manager Steve Old said the award was a massive result for Saffire. “The Federal Group and the staff at Saffire have worked incredibly hard to establish Saffire as a premium boutique venue capable of attracting guests from all over the globe. “This award cements Saffire’s reputation as simply the…

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