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“They deserve respect”: Former Labor leader states case for agent support from government

Bill and his faithful companion, Walter, are using their platform to elevate the voices of the travel agent sector. Well, we’re not sure if Walter is ACTUALLY involved – we just wanted to use this picture.

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Events

Travel DAZE 2020 speaker spotlight: Darren Rudd, AFTA

Rudd will be updating Travel DAZE attendees on his lobbying progress for agent-specific government support next month. Darren, that is – not Kevin.

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Travel Agents

Targeted travel agent support most flagged issue in Joint Coalition Party Room meeting

AFTA members are continuing their push for targeted support, forcing the issue in front of coalition MPs.

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Tourism

Cultural tourism is an ace up the industry’s sleeve: AFTA chief

by Darren Rudd

AFTA’s chief has penned this exclusive op-ed for Travel Weekly, in which he points out a golden opportunity for Australia’s battered tourism industry.

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Travel Agents

“The door is still open”: AFTA boss optimistic about sector-specific financial support

Have you let out a few swears over the lack of sector-specific support offered in the Federal Budget? Reduce your cursing just a little with this.

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Events

Travel DAZE 2020 is on next month, and it’s free to attend!

The travel industry’s most thought-provoking conference is just over a month away, and this year we’re doing things a little differently.

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Travel Agents

Agents Zoom with Health Minister Greg Hunt as part of AFTA’s National Mobilisation Program

The Health Minister attended a Zoom meeting with 30 travel agencies who briefed him on AFTA’s request for tailored financial support. However, it’s not known how many agents were actually wearing pants.

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Travel Agents

AFTA suffers $450K annual loss

by Huntley Mitchell

AFTA’s financial health has been laid bare in its annual report, with the federation swinging to a loss.

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Destinations

South Australia to reopen borders with NSW, provided no community cases today

by Christian Fleetwood

If today proves to be a great day for NSW in terms of coronavirus cases, its residents will finally be able to enjoy a quarantine-free vino spree across South Australia.

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Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: AFTA members join National Mobilisation Program, TravelManagers agent celebrates 15 years + MORE

To celebrate the fact that it’s Friday, we’ve made you an extra special Agent Wrap! And it’s not JUST special because we forgot to post one for the past few weeks.

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Travel Agents

“This is a critical three-week window”: AFTA chief urges members to get lobbying

AFTA has given members the green light to get Zooming with their local federal representative. It’s even created a video to help with their lobbying efforts.

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Travel Agents

Webjet’s Shelley Beasley fills vacant spot on AFTA board

Webjet has strengthened its ties with AFTA. However, that’s not to say any full Windsor or Nicky knots were required.

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