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AFTA reveals job criteria for new CEO, urges industry to “speak with a single voice”

Are you planning to apply for the vacant top role at AFTA? Well, you may want to read this first (and also avoid suggesting that Tracy Grimshaw needs a firm uppercut).

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Agent Wrap: Flight Centre to host new webcast, win a holiday to New Zealand + MORE

This week’s Agent Wrap is best accompanied by a mid-range bottle of red and a big, greasy pizza. Well, at least that’s what Travel Weekly’s journo was accompanied by while writing this.

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Mental health tips from The Indigo Project’s Patrick Dixon

Maintaining your mental health during a pandemic is hard enough, but what about if your industry is one of the hardest hit? Here are some helpful coping mechanisms from an expert.

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STUDY: Investing in additional staff training critical for travel industry’s future workforce

Investing in extra training will not only engage staff, but it will also prepare them for the changing landscape of travel, according to new research.

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Weekly webinar series to connect agents and suppliers

If you enjoy drinking coffee and having a yarn with your fave suppliers, you’re going to want to get in on this one.

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Agent Wrap: MTA brand ambassador marks 10 years, Travel Counsellors ranked #1 + MORE

While this week’s Agent Wrap is a little short on content, it still packs a punch, so we’re calling it our fun-sized edition.

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AFTA backs Tourism Australia’s new specialist program for agents

With all the negative press attention surrounding AFTA last week, this new training program is a welcome distraction for the industry body.

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Flight Centre sued by blind man over US website

Flight Centre has ended up in a legal stoush with a blind man in the US who claims the company’s website is inaccessible to people with visual impairments.

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Tips for navigating your travel agency teams through COVID-19

by Nicole O'Sullivan

Has your team lost their way a bit ever since the COVID-19 grabbed the travel industry by the balls? Get them back on track with this advice-filled read.

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Agent Wrap: Travelmarvel’s hilarious ‘toot paper’ video, Travel Counsellors wins Queen’s Award + MORE

After a brief hiatus, Travel Weekly’s Agent Wrap is back and ready to boogie. And by boogie, we mean present you with the latest and greatest news from travel agencies across Australia.

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“Bitchy boss”: ACA journo rips into former AFTA chief Jayson Westbury

by Ali Coulton

CONTENT WARNING: if you have an aversion to judgy shaking of the head, snide remarks and dramatic close-ups, proceed with caution.

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AFTA chief Jayson Westbury resigns

After using a poor choice of words when talking about an Aussie TV host, Jayson Westbury has decided to step down.

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