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COVID-19 E-Bulletin

Friday 08, May 2020

Special Release ARAMA e-News Bulletin



We have created a COVID-19 discussion forum to put members in contact with other members in a shared and safe place. The forum is designed to support the information that is already out there and which ARAMA sends on a regular basis. 



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CEO Message


Dear Valued ARAMA Member

We will survive and we will thrive !



ARAMA is working doubly hard to get our businesses open again. We are working directly with State and Federal Governments to clear the way for a return to work as soon as possible.


We are in the final stages of developing our Management Rights Industry Best Practice COVID-19 Operational Recovery Plan which is exclusively designed for our members who are accommodation providers in strata title complexes. This is designed to give comfort and confidence to Operators and their Staff Teams along with Residents and Guests that our businesses are operating at world`s best practice when it comes to cleaning and post COVID-19 safety.


The recovery is coming and now its time to get ready for the party !


Best wishes.

Trevor Rawnsley CEO


Tourism Minister pledges road map for tourism industry

Tourism Minister Kate Jones has moved to reassure Queensland’s battered tourism businesses that a ‘back to work’ plan will soon be unveiled for the $13 billion industry. This follows pressure from ARAMA, QTIC and the wider tourism industry in Queensland. ARAMA is currently developing a post COVID-19 safe operating plan with key operators to ensure that there are no excuses to open up the visitor accommodation industry again - more on this later. Read the rest of the story from 9AM GM Daily News


How can tourism businesses prepare for trade post-crisis?

The Queensland Tourism industry Council has recorded a webinar hosted by Sofie Formica and featuring a high quality panel of expert operators including accommodation providers to discuss a myriad of issues in relation to the recovery post COVID19. The overall theme of “survive and thrive” is driven home in a very positive and yet thought provoking way.
Even if you are not from Queensland this is a must watch to get your thinking right as we move forward. Just a reminder that ARAMA membership includes free standard membership of QTIC upon application. Contact National Office for more detail.


Latest monthly tourism accommodation report for March 2020 


This report provides an overview of occupancy rates, revenue per available room (RevPar) and average daily rate (ADR) for Queensland and Australian accommodation establishments with 10 or more rooms.


Service NSW releases a Residential Tenancy flow chart

Even if you are not from NSW this is an excellent illustration to refer your tenants to when trying to explain the rent reduction process. Keep in mind that the financial hardship rules will vary slightly from State to State                                                     


Business Australia launches a stimulus advise line


Business Australia are also offering free membership for Businesses throughout Australia.


Download the COVID-19 tracing app to help us get back to business

The more people who download this important public health app, the safer they and their family will be, the safer our community will be, and the sooner we can get back to business and back to enjoying life.


MYBOS offers FREE COVID-19 tracking feature for peace of mind


Latest Industry Support Resources – update as at 7 May 2020


ARAMA is committed to helping its members all the time - especially in times of crisis. We will continue to adapt our benefits to meet the changing needs of our valued members.
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