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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.

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“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.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Travel Agents

Strong take-up of AFTA membership continues

If the current demand for AFTA membership is anything to go by, there’s a lot of confidence that agents can clear the remaining pandemic hurdles.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Travel Agents

AFTA membership renewals climb, as calls for more govt support continue

It appears agent confidence in the federation is high amid wretched industry conditions.

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Travel Agents

“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.

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Travel Agents

“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.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Travel Agents

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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