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ARAMA e-News Bulletin November

Wednesday 04, Nov 2020
NOVEMBER 2020 Edition
A message from our CEO to you

“If one day you find yourself in a time machine - skip 2020, it was a bugger of a year”
PM Scott Morrison  

Dear Valued ARAMA Member,
It was fabulous to get back out there and conduct face to face events in Port Douglas and Cairns during the last month. While we have been tentative in our approach to major branch gatherings due to the restrictions relating to COVID there is nothing to stop you gathering in small clusters with local members and like-minded people. Contact your local Branch Committee and/or National Office if you need a hand promoting a local event.
I am pleased to note the very COVIDSAFE way in which our events are conducted and the manner in which our members have responsibly embraced the various health directives, even in towns like Port Douglas where there have been Zero cases.
Surely its time now for the newly elected State Government to open up the borders in a safe manner and back Queensland’s small businesses to act responsibly and welcome all Australians who wish to travel freely.
We are excited to announce that the members who will make up ARAMA`s fifth board of directors were announced at last months AGM. In particular we wish to congratulate and welcome our new Chairman of the Board and National President Guy Elliott. (see feature articles below)

Enjoy this month's read.

Have Fun !
Trevor Rawnsley
Industry News
Help for storm victims
The Queensland Government has acted quickly to provide emergency grants in the wake of last weekend’s storms. We urge you to pass this onto those who were impacted by Saturday’s storms and encourage them to reach out for help. Emergency Hardship Assistance grants of up to $900 per family are available.
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Queensland`s Border Bubble expands
Please find the latest health directive updates from the Queensland Government – Border Directive # 17 effective 3 November.
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Updates to Body Corporate Laws in Queensland Announced
No need to panic, most of these new laws commence on March 1 2021.
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Apartments Rentals tank in Sydney and Melbourne but on the rise in Brisbane
The latest data from Domain states that while national weekly rentals for apartments have plummeted by almost 3.0% the Brisbane apartment rental market has increased by 3.9% year om year
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Invitation to QTIC End of Year Event
COVID has caused massive disruption and upset for everyone. It also forced us to cancel this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards and the big event that normally brings the industry together every year around this time
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NSW Government targets AirBnB operators and Party Houses
The NSW Government has released strict new rules for AirBnB and short term rental accommodation including a new code of conduct. ARAMA and its NSW legal panel has been working with the NSW Government and other stakeholders for over 2 years now in an attempt to stamp out the “carpark cowboys” and “party house” operators and their unruly guests
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Code of Conduct Legislation
Update for Victorian members
Please read the latest update from the Victorian Government for  Victorian Accommodation providers.
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Global Recognition for COVID Clean
The Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) has announced its COVID Clean Practicing Business Program has been recognised through the World Tourism & Travel Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels program
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Members are reminded that the ARAMA COVIDSAFE plan is still a recommended option especially if you operate a long term let building or are not required by your State legislation to adopt a mandated COVIDSAFE plan
Introductory Special for ARAMA members

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on Domain, realestate view, homely,, homehound, reduced listings on and many more. RRP $880 per year - $660 for ARAMA members

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The Latest from ARAMA

NEW National President & Board of Directors announced!
ARAMA 2020 AGM Minutes
ARAMA's Next Educational Webinar:
2020 Costs & Charges Survey Results explained
18th November 2020, 11am-12pm.
Taxation and Accounting Specialist Tony Rossiter joins with ARAMA CEO Trevor Rawnsley to discuss the latest version of ARAMA`s highly sought after Costs & Charges Survey Report.

If you have been thinking of reviewing your costs and charges and did not know how to go about asking for a fee increase this webinar is for you.

Register now
2020 Costs & Charges Survey Results

Did you know you get access to a 
FREE membership with QTIC.

Simply fill in the below form and email to QTIC.
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Member Spotlight

Guy Elliott, ARAMA National President from Sailfish Point in Mermaid Waters

In the canal community of Mermaid Waters, you'll find our newly appointed National ARAMA President, Guy Elliott & his partner Kathryn Lipsett. This country duo from Blackall with a past career as a mechanic made the lifestyle change 5 years ago into Managements Rights (MR) moving to the famous Gold Coast. Following the success of Guy's parents in MR for over 20 years, he questioned: where else can you find a business model with a 20% return. 

Guy and our very own Kelley Rigby (Past ARAMA MSO) manage the sales and letting side to the business, whilst Kathryn claims the role as the caretaker. Since GKM property management took over Sailfish Point, a thriving new culture has been cultivated with tenants lining up out the door. Not to say they haven't had their fair share of obstacles in managing uneducated owners and restructuring a poorly run building from the ground up with little to no sinking fund.

With the business now established, Guy is excited to volunteer his time to ARAMA members, get involved, and make a difference in the industry. You might even catch a glimpse of him on a golf course around the country as a professional caddy!

Guy's Top Tip: "Choose to record a video rather than write a report to your owners. Your owners are less likely to get to know you in an email or a letter. With video, you can see, hear and connect".

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2020-21 Cyclone Season Preparation - Insurance Review
In advance of the 2020-21 cyclone season and predictions of a La Nina weather event set to occur this spring and summer, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to review your insurances.
We don’t want anyone in our community to suffer the fallout from a severe weather front; we are here to help assess risks and look at ways to help protect our local businesses, homes and community

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Do you live or own a property in a strata scheme?

Have you ever had trouble managing your property’s maintenance? Is it sometimes hard to coordinate with building management? Well, just get MYBOS. It is a wonderful online platform to integrate you with the building management and the contractors. So, whenever you have an issue, just lodge an online request. The system tracks all communication surrounding your request and keeps you updated on the issue’s status. With MYBOS Community Management, nothing is missed!

Ancillaries and their role in creating a customer experience
For a long time hoteliers have been looking for ways to provide extra value to their guests experience in order to create more satisfied customers. For many years this came in the form of room upgrades, discounts at local hot spots and a knowledgeable concierge service. In recent years the concept of ancillaries has become somewhat of a buzzword, so what role do they play in the customer experience and why should this matter to hoteliers?

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