AFTA membership renewals climb, as calls for more govt support continue
It appears agent confidence in the federation is high amid wretched industry conditions.
“The product of travel has lost its value”: AFTA chair pens letter to ScoMo
Tom Wanwaring has his handwriting down pat after penning a letter to the PM. Travel Weekly understands he opted for a felt tip and even sealed it with a custom wax stamp.
Travel demand “to return with a vengeance”, says Flight Centre’s Aussie boss
Kelly Spencer and her team at Flight Centre all have their catching mitts on in anticipation of an aggressive travel bounce-back.
Flight Centre to give away five years’ worth of holidays
The timing of this promo is a convenient one for Flight Centre, who will be trying to get back in the good books of those customers quoted in CHOICE’s recent exposé.
CHOICE targets Flight Centre with exposé of consumer complaints
The consumer advocacy group has gone after Australia’s biggest travel agency network in a fresh bid to push for a change in Australian consumer laws.
“Definitely tougher than this time last year”: AFTA and agents plead for return of JobKeeper
As these agents all attest, it’s time for ScoMo to loosen the purse strings and get JobKeeper going again.
Helloworld agent wins appeal over COVID-19 refund worth over $9,000
by Ali Coulton
With a little help from her friends at AFTA, this agent managed to score a landmark win for the travel trade.
“Certainly something that we’re looking at”: Airbnb mulls commission model for travel agents
by Huntley Mitchell
Have you traditionally avoided including Airbnb in your client itineraries due to a lack of commission? Well, you may soon need to reconsider your stance.
Accommodation Association’s Dean Long named new AFTA boss
Dean Long is returning to AFTA after a few years, and he appears to be pretty happy about it.
Katrina Barry nabs a seat on AFTA’s board, with constitutional review on the way
AFTA’s boardroom is looking a little different, and we’re not talking about the new watercooler or paisley wallpaper.
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