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.
AFTA and Entire call on travel industry to support flood relief
What feels better than donating to a good cause? Bragging to your friends about it later, obviously.
“It’s about doing the right thing”: Penny Spencer joins calls for the release of $74 million in unallocated funds
It turns out one-third of the $258 million COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program is still sitting in federal government coffers, and these industry big wigs have a thing or two to say about that.
NSW & QLD floods “another hit to consumer confidence” says AFTA CEO as booking rebound slows down
Besides the obvious damage to tourism infrastructure and flight delays, Dean Long said that compounded with the situation in Ukraine, this latest tragedy will have a “flow-on effect” for travel.
More than 100 AFTA members to meet with key backbenchers to drum up support for agents
Backbench across the Liberal, National and Labor parties are going to need to stock up their tea and bikkies supply to prepare for the incoming wave of agents set to converge on their offices this week.
CLIA urge government to provide economic support as ships begin to turn away from Aussie shores
The cruise industry is again urging the Australian government to provide support, though, at this stage in the game we suggest they simply join the rest of us by screaming into the void instead.
“Sickening thud for Australia’s travel agent community”: Carnival cruise ship relocated to US
While most people move to Florida to retire, the Carnival Spirit is heading over there to get the party started, leaving Australians to wallow on land.
Travel agents’ national day of action highlights cruise industry struggle
Travel agents took to the streets earlier this week, just like they did in the ’60s but with far less groovy outfits, little to no Jimi Hendrix music, and not a ‘jazz cigarette’ in sight.
Travel workers stage national day of action urging politicians to introduce AFTA’s recovery package
Travel industry folk across the country are participating in a National Travel Day of Action outside the offices of key federal and state parliamentarians today to speak up about the industry’s unique struggle.
AFTA applauds NSW government’s spotlight on travel T&Cs
Travel Weekly’s own terms and conditions state that staff must be at the pub by lunchtime on a Friday, so we best be off then!
Travel agents left out of NSW’s $530m plan to revive tourism and events
The plan includes vouchers to encourage domestic travel and a fund to lure international airlines back to Australia, but AFTA’s chief argues a crucial element of the industry has been left out.
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