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Travel agency boss and AFTA director unexpectedly passes away

Travel agency network CT Partners is mourning the loss of its general manager, who died unexpectedly at the age of 61.

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Crucial details on agent support package emerge, as AFTA meets Deputy PM about JobKeeper

by Huntley Mitchell

Wondering when you’ll be able claim for a one-off government payment, and what other eligibility criteria you’ll need to worry about? All is explained here.

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Technology

Luxury Escapes rejoins AFTA

It appears a trend of online travel companies joining the federation is beginning to emerge.

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Travel Agents

“Couldn’t ask for a better outcome”: AFTA chief reacts to historic government rescue package for agents

Darren Rudd has almost run out of superlatives to describe the federal government’s $128 million boost to the sector.

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Travel Agents

Travel agents to be handed $128m federal government lifeline

It’s not quite the $250 million ask that AFTA was after, but it’s certainly better than nothing.

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Travel Agents

Agents now required to collect passenger information for COVID-safe travel

The government has finally recognised the crucial role agents can play in COVID tracing with this new measure.

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Tourism

Travel tops the list of COVID-related complaints received by the ACCC

In what will probably come as a shock to no one, travel has been the most-complained about topic by consumers since COVID-19 hit.

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Destinations

Queensland to reopen border to Greater Sydney travellers from December

Palaszczuk has extended a pre-emptive welcome to Sydneysiders who want to spend their summer in Queensland, while hinting an announcement about Victoria may come tomorrow.

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Travel Agents

Australia’s small business ombudsman says travel agent support package is “a matter of urgency”

The calls for ScoMo to get off his backside and announce the lifeline agents so badly need have grown even louder and slightly terser.

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Travel Agents

AFTA provides much-anticipated update on “frustratingly slow” government rescue package

by Huntley Mitchell

Wondering when that federal government announcement of sector-specific support is happening? Get a little bit of clarity here.

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Travel Agents

AFTA chief says Prime Minister set to announce agent-specific support package

by Huntley Mitchell

Darren Rudd offered plenty of scoops to the Travel DAZE audience during his session yesterday. Here’s one of them – and it’s big!

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Events

Travel DAZE 2020 kicks off to a big virtual audience!

Did you register for Travel DAZE but forgot to set a reminder that it was on? Play catch-up here.

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