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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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Travel Agents

“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 Agents

“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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Travel Agents

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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Travel Agents

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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Travel Agents

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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Travel Agents

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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Travel Agents

“We need more support, and we need it now”: AFTA’s urgent warning to Austrade

Still waiting for Austrade to process your application for support? Well, here’s AFTA’s attempt at moving the needle.

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Tourism

New report claims Australians have “lost trust in the travel industry”

The report says that “unacceptably slow” and “difficult” refund processes have left many Aussies seeking stricter laws for travel providers.

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Wholesalers

CATO calls for domestic ‘vaccine passport’ and transparency around PM’s pathway out of COVID-19

The Council of Australian Tour Operators has joined the mob of industry bodies who reckon the PM’s roadmap is a bit light on the details.

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Travel Agents

“A remarkable outcome”: AFTA chair upbeat on membership renewals despite $2.1m loss

by Huntley Mitchell

While its bottom line ain’t looking too flash, at least AFTA’s membership numbers appear to be holding up.

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Tourism

Industry bodies urge government to provide more support and clarity for its roadmap rollout

The industry’s lobbying groups have been sharpening their pitchforks again in pursuit of more clarity, government support and a change in vaccine prioritisation.

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