The THA is the only association in the country that is dedicated to the entire hospitality industry and represents its members at all levels of government to achieve outcomes for the industry.
Over the next 6 months, I know that one of the tasks that the THA office is working on is educating members and the industry on exactly 'what the THA can do for you and your business'.
With the recent State election behind us and a Liberal majority Government elected, we can now get on to delivering the Government’s ‘Taking Hospitality to the Next Level’ election policy.
Although this is our first THA Magazine for 2018, the year has started off in a rush and the state election is less than 3 weeks away.
On Saturday the 3rd March, Tasmania will once again ‘go to the polls’.
Every state election is important for our state and this one is certainly no different.
While 2017 has been a very busy year at a state level, our national branch has also been extremely busy dealing with national issues on behalf of our members. Stephen Ferguson and the team in Canberra have been working with politicians from all sides of politics to get outcomes that assist our venues around the country to operate effectively with as little impediment from government as possible.
The last few months have seen much activity in our industry and most recently, with many deserving venues and individuals being recognised at our state and national Awards for Excellence. Congratulations to all nominees, finalists and winners.
With a state election due anytime between now and March 2018, the THA is working hard on finalising our election policy document to present to the political parties on our members behalf.
A clear focus of our policy on behalf of our association is making a postitive impact for our THA member'
it was great recognition for the THA in the recent Tasmanian State Budget with the government providing further support to our association for 2017/18. This is on top of the $1.5 Million over four years that the THA receives to implement our THA Strategic Plan and THA ‘Great Customer Experience’ (GCE) Program...
On the 7th of March, the annual THA President's Cup took place at Barnbougle Dunes at Bridport. We had 23 teams enter the day (and night) event and it was once again a huge success with the weather on the day absolutely fantastic. A huge thank you to all of our sponsors.
One of the most important roles of the THA is to hold not only our annual industry gala events such as the THA awards for Excellence, but to hold events during the year that not only form teh basis of 'infomration sessions' but to connect and engage members, corporate partners and politcians together to share thoughts, ideas and business opportuinities.