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AFTA membership renewals climb, as calls for more govt support continue

It appears agent confidence in the federation is high amid wretched industry conditions.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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CT Partners finds new CEO

The travel agency network has a new boss who, it appears, will be requesting a trophy cabinet for his office.

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AFTA extends chargeback scheme cut-off date

The gang over at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents have added to their slew of good news this week with this announcement.

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“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.

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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.

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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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