Federal government provides boost for travel agents with multiple outlets
The government has dipped into its coffers to help agents be ready and raring for bookings once borders reopen.
“Recovery will be muted and restrained”: Industry bigwigs warn that ending Australia’s international travel ban will not save the industry
Some of the travel industry’s top brass have weighed in on the government’s decision to open international borders a month early. Oh, and we’ve also snuck in some new info on Qantas’ overseas restart.
AFTA chair says trust accounts won’t solve the industry’s image problem, but service fees might
by Ali Coulton
A consumer advocate is calling for mandatory trust accounts and law reforms to protect consumers and restore trust in travel agents. Here’s AFTA’s hot take.
Travellers Choice adds new members in Victoria and Queensland
The agency network has welcomed a couple of new members, one of which has made a name for herself with her brilliant advocacy and lobbying efforts.
AFTA mobilises members to push for additional $130m of government support
The federation is once again rallying its troops for another round of lobbying, in the hope of securing another round of funding.
AFTA calls on agents to join member’s vax campaign so Aussies can #GetTravelReady
This social-media-savvy agent, who you may already know from her famous videos and cheeky memes, is helping the industry body encourage Aussies to get jabbed so they can get travelling.
AFTA membership renewals climb, as calls for more govt support continue
It appears agent confidence in the federation is high amid wretched industry conditions.
“The product of travel has lost its value”: AFTA chair pens letter to ScoMo
Tom Wanwaring has his handwriting down pat after penning a letter to the PM. Travel Weekly understands he opted for a felt tip and even sealed it with a custom wax stamp.
“Definitely tougher than this time last year”: AFTA and agents plead for return of JobKeeper
As these agents all attest, it’s time for ScoMo to loosen the purse strings and get JobKeeper going again.
Accommodation Association’s Dean Long named new AFTA boss
Dean Long is returning to AFTA after a few years, and he appears to be pretty happy about it.
Katrina Barry nabs a seat on AFTA’s board, with constitutional review on the way
AFTA’s boardroom is looking a little different, and we’re not talking about the new watercooler or paisley wallpaper.
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