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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.

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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.

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Travel Agents

AFTA lays down grand plan for 2022

Given how bumpy these last few years have been it’s pretty risky to make long term plans, but AFTA is giving it a crack.

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Travel Agents

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!

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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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Travel Agents

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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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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