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ABS stats only hint at employment carnage experienced by agencies, says AFTA chief

AFTA’s top gun says concerning stats released by the ABS don’t even scratch the surface when it comes to the struggles of the industry.

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ACCC and AFTA welcome Etihad’s refund offer for cancelled Aussie flights

ACCC tsar Rod Sims has been breathing down Etihad’s neck, and it appears it was too much to bear for the carrier.

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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.

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Agent Wrap: New AFTA chief mingles, Tripadvisor trials customer-to-agent service + MORE

It’s finally Friday! Or, as we call it in the Travel Weekly office, Agent Wrap day. We also like to call it Wineday.

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AFTA calls for more clarity and collaboration between businesses and government

With the border between NSW and Victoria now firmly shut, AFTA’s fresh-faced CEO is calling on the government to consult the sectors affected most.

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AFTA chief says new ‘Tourism Restart Plan’ will unlock “real and immediate benefits” for agents

AFTa’s newly-appointed boss is quickly making his presence felt, this time offering his thoughts on the Tourism Restart Taskforce’s fresh plan for the government.

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Travel Agents

CONFIRMED: Darren Rudd to take over as AFTA’s chief executive

The cat may have already leapt out of the bag earlier this week, but now the industry body has made it official.

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Travel Agents

Could this be AFTA’s new chief?

The peak body for travel agents is very close to appointing its new CEO, after being forced to provide an update on the recruitment process.

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Travel Agents

WA travel agents plead with state’s tourism minister for crucial funding

WA travel agents are urging the state’s tourism minister to throw them the lifeline they need to survive COVID-19 until the industry begins to recover.

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Aviation

Agent confidence “of paramount importance”: Virgin Australia bidder to honour pre-paid tickets

by Huntley Mitchell

Agents who sold pre-paid tickets for flights with the beleaguered airline have been given a much-needed shot in the arm by one of its bidders.

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AFTA launches next phase of JobKeeper campaign

AFTA has shifted to the ‘making it real’ stage of its lobbying campaign. However, the industry body has stopped short of greeting politicians with pitchforks and torches.

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Ex-AFTA boss Jayson Westbury resurfaces with new consulting business

by Huntley Mitchell

While all eyes are on AFTA and who will be appointed as its next chief, former boss Jayson Westbury has found himself a new gig.

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