Andrew Burnes

Aviation

“The client will feel the effect”: the real-world cost of Qantas’ commission cut

by James Harrison

Drastic changes to Qantas’ commission rates have caused an uproar amongst the travel industry, with agents bearing the worst of it.

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Travel Agents

CTM to acquire all Helloworld corporate and entertainment businesses

Jamie Pherous and Andrew Burnes were reportedly seen awkwardly working out whether to shake hands, high-five or bump elbows to seal this deal.

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Travel Agents

“There is finally some light at the end of the tunnel”: Helloworld boss backs vaccination pathway following $35.9m loss

Andrew Burnes has spoken optimistically about the company’s future prospects, even quoting Captain James Cook from way back in 1770.

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Technology

Helloworld and TravelManagers flock to new payment platform

It appears eNett’s successor has arrived, and it’s not wasting any time getting agencies on board.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld CEO expects “dramatically reduced” competition will lead to boom time for agencies

by Huntley Mitchell

Andrew Burnes has some seriously good expectations for Helloworld agents, thanks to a predicted lack of competition from rivals.

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Wholesalers

Helloworld acquires cruise wholesaler, renews deal with Qantas

Despite Andrew Burnes not being very smiley in the accompanying photo, you can bet these two very big announcements will have him grinning from ear to ear.

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Travel Agents

“Travel experiences will be even more treasured”: Helloworld CEO eyes post-COVID future after $70m loss

by Huntley Mitchell

Andrew Burnes says the company will be sticking around “for the next 60 years and beyond” despite suffering a $70 million full-year loss.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld CEO pleased with investor feedback, as company completes $50m equity raising

Andrew Burnes has a bit of pep back in his step thanks to this latest vote of confidence from Helloworld’s investors.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld CEO gets a mention on Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Andrew Burnes has made the Queen’s list of honours this year, along with a handful of other icons of the Aussie tourism industry.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld boss predicts travel will return in a year, but cruising may take longer

Andrew Burnes has predicted international travel will not return for at least nine to 12 months, with cruising not returning to popularity until mid-next year.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld to stand down 65 per cent of workforce, CEO to take no salary

The travel giant has announced further actions to mitigate the impact of the unprecedented and rapidly evolving COVID-19 landscape.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld and Webjet execs take pay cuts to reduce COVID-19 impact

by Huntley Mitchell

The two travel giants are taking decisive action to reduce the adverse outcomes of coronavirus on travel demand.

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