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Workshop Wrap: Mastering LGBTQ+ Inclusive Experiences | Nov 2023

By Business Insights, Member Events, Workshops & Industry Training
The Mastering LGBTQ+ Inclusive Experiences workshop, held on Tuesday 21st November at Tanah Marah, was a fantastic session led by Charlie Douty, the Founder of Welcome with Pride & Husbands That Travel. Their "Welcome with Pride" accreditation program recognises operators committed to providing genuinely inclusive experiences for LGBTQIA+ visitors. The...
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MRBTA Welcomes Sydney Flight Announcement

By Airport

MRBTA welcomes the news of a new direct air service linking the region to the east coast, with Jetstar today announcing that it will commence a Sydney-Busselton service from March 2024. Jetstar will operate the service three times per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, departing Busselton at 1:55pm (WST) and…

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What it’s like to travel Australia today as a LGBTQ+ traveller

By Business Insights, Get Involved, Member Events, Workshops & Industry Training

About The Author: Charlie Douty, Co-Founder of Husbands That Travel Together with his husband, Charlie has extensively explored Australia, sharing their travels with a 140K-strong Instagram community, @husbands.thattravel. He’s partnered with Hilton Australasia, Destination NSW, and MRBTA to deliver LGBTQIA+ inclusivity workshops. He’s recently founded the “Welcome with Pride” accreditation…

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Short Term Rental Accommodation Initiatives

By Staff Shortages

MRBTA has welcomed last week’s announcement by the State Government on initiatives to deliver better regulation of the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) sector. A number of these initiatives are aligned with MRBTA’s advocacy, which calls for considered regulation of the sector to ensure that visitors have a quality experience, negative…

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