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More than $33m already paid to travel agents as part of government support package

Did you assume that the federal government’s agent support package was already oversubscribed? Well, it appears there’s still time to grab your share of the $128 million.

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AFTA prompts ACCC to update advice on COVID-affected travel

AFTA boss Darren Rudd has been rolling up his sleeves so much that his buttoned shirt is starting to resemble a tank top.

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Savvy agent scores loads of cruise bookings during Victoria’s lockdown

Meanwhile, the only thing Travel Weekly’s editor achieved in lockdown was to eat his weight in potato chips while getting through Netflix’s entire catalogue.

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Federal government urged to introduce HECS-style loan scheme for small businesses

Could this turn out to be another much-needed funding opportunity for travel agents? Let’s bloody hope so.

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Health boss’ international travel prediction highlights need for “renamed and repurposed” JobKeeper: AFTA

Like the way that Pokémon character Jigglypuff turns into Wigglytuff, AFTA is seeking an evolution of JobKeeper.

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CTM boss in legal stoush with Brisbane City Council over $20 million property plan

Jamie Pherous has become entangled in a legal battle with the council over a swimming pool he wants to build at his new property on Brisbane River.

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Gold Coast travel agency co-founder passes away

In very sad news, the travel industry has lost another agency veteran.

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Travel agency boss and AFTA director unexpectedly passes away

Travel agency network CT Partners is mourning the loss of its general manager, who died unexpectedly at the age of 61.

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Travel agent becomes a travel writer after chance encounter in PNG

Meanwhile, it was a chance encounter at the pub which saw Travel Weekly’s deputy editor become a travel writer … well, that and four years of university.

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Flight Centre’s laywers hit back at ex-employees over short break claims

Lawyers representing Flight Centre have responded to allegations that the travel giant underpaid employees and failed to give them adequate breaks, arguing it is not the employer’s job to “stand over” workers.

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Flight Centre benefitted financially from unpaid “buzz nights”, court hears

Another day, another report on the Flight Centre court case. This time, we bring you more about the infamous “buzz nights”, along with claims of short work breaks and tough sales expectations by ex-staffers.

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Agent sees green shoots with $160K cruise booking

This TravelManagers agent has had her hope for recovery boosted by her clients’ enthusiasm to book ahead … and drop a sweet $160K on three back-to-back cruises.

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