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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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