TAA asks for vouchers and rewards for quarantine hotel employees

Tourism Accommodation Australia has said it intends to lobby various state and territory governments across the country to have reward programs in place to include access to hotel quarantine staff.

In addition to financial bonuses and salary increases, many states and territories have rightly launched reward programs for frontline healthcare workers so that they can take advantage of exclusive discounts and promotions for many months of service. dedicated to communities across Australia in appreciation for their efforts.

These programs have garnered the support of many companies and sectors nationwide, which have introduced exclusive discounts and free offers in areas such as cosmetics and beauty, parking and services, free stays at the hotel, food and drink, carpooling and more, for those who can. to present identity cards or badges certifying their eligibility.

Accor thanked caregivers in 2020 with a program of 2,000 free nights as a thank you.

Discussing the issue at the Association’s National Board meeting this week, TAA National CEO Michael Johnson said hotel quarantine workers also deserved a special ‘thank you’ from governments. Australian.

“Various voucher programs are now rolling out across the country and health workers are rightly among the first to be recognized for their service to the community during COVID,” Johnson said.

“We will do it [also] push for the dedication and hard work of hotel quarantine staff to also be recognized at the state level as a special thank you for their frontline work during the darker days of the pandemic, ”Johnson said.

“[This was] work that allowed Australians to return home.

The meeting also included advanced discussions on the critical skills shortage and the Association’s efforts to continue to press the government to bring skilled workers back to Australia, especially to help in regional areas.

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