Helloworld CEO pleased with investor feedback, as company completes $50m equity raising
Andrew Burnes has a bit of pep back in his step thanks to this latest vote of confidence from Helloworld’s investors.
Lobby groups seeks travel agent information in push for government funding
A travel industry lobby group has put a call out to agents who wish to be part of a renewed push for financial support from the federal government.
Business travel giant pays $6.3 million ransom to hackers
Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s deputy editor is holding her housemate’s cat hostage so she doesn’t have to do this week’s toilet paper pick-up at Woolies.
INFOGRAPHIC: How Aussie and Kiwi travel agents have been holding up during the pandemic
Despite all the uncertainty plaguing the travel industry at the moment, there are still some positive signs for agents, if this new research is anything to go by.
Veteran travel agent takes second shot at retirement
After a quarter of a century in the industry, this travel agent has announced his well-deserved retirement.
STUDY: More travellers to book their post-COVID trips through a travel agent
Are you of the view that the value of agents is grossly underestimated? Find comfort in this new study.
Restrictions inspire agent to create unique domestic travel concept
This travel agent has created a range of mystery weekends that match her clients with unique experiences in different regions of her home state.
“Am I the only one in the travel industry calling BS on the celebrations?”: Agency boss on JobKeeper 2.0
This travel agent reckons the recent JobKeeper announcement drew a fine line between gratitude and relief, and criticism of its details, for Australia’s tourism industry.
“It’s good for your soul”: Agent couple embark on rural road trip
Jenny and Jim Cooper set off this month to explore the backroads of their state. However, not everything went according to plan.
Travel agents issued best practice guidelines for COVID-related cancellations
We’ve spent hours trawling through the new guidelines to bring you this summary. And when we still didn’t understand them, we asked AFTA what they were all about.
Parents able to collect their newborn thanks to savvy agent
This Aussie travel agent played a key role in uniting clients with their newborn baby, in a plot worthy of a Hollywood movie.
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