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AFTA faces new calls for trust accounts, welcomes new tourism minister

The peak body is facing calls to strengthen its ATAS accreditation scheme with the use of trust accounts and clearer terms and conditions, among other qualms.

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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

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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Cruise

CLIA weighs in on CATO’s travel industry reform discussion paper

by Christian Fleetwood

The peak body for cruising has provided its two cents on CATO’s controversial discussion paper on travel industry reform.

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Tourism

AFTA scolds CATO over travel industry reform discussion paper

by Christian Fleetwood

CATO has set the cat amongst the pigeons with its newly released discussion paper. Read what AFTA had to say about it here.

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Technology

Webjet joins AFTA, gains ATAS accreditation

Webjet boss John Guscic has been busy decking out his office with AFTA merch after the online travel player signed up as a member.

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Technology

Tripfuser launches 100-plus travel ‘bubble’ trips, gains ATAS accreditation

Keen to restart the conversation with clients about travelling again? Consider this new offering the perfect icebreaker.

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Travel Agents

AFTA issues COVID-19 travel advice flyer to ATAS members

Are your clients fearing the worst amid the coronavirus epidemic? Allay their panic with this.

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Travel Agents

AFTA considers partial ATAS review following collapse of online travel agency

by Huntley Mitchell

The liquidation of an OTA and ATAS member has caught AFTA by surprise. Travel Weekly apologises for the excessive acronym usage.

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Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: AFTA announces roadshow, Silversea’s massive incentive, Visit USA kicks off expos + MORE!

by Mekal Mishra

Incentives and expos and famils, oh my! Get the latest update on all the fab perks your agent mates have enjoyed this week, and get in on a few of them yourself, with this week’s Agent Wrap.

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Travel Agents

Two agencies lose ATAS status

AFTA has kicked two agencies out of the ATAS club in the past week. No word yet on whether Jayson Westbury was wearing steel-capped boots at the time.

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Travel Agents

New advertising guidelines for ATAS members

AFTA has issued a passive-aggressive warning to ATAS members that dodgy advertising will not be tolerated.

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