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AFTA backs Tourism Australia’s new specialist program for agents

With all the negative press attention surrounding AFTA last week, this new training program is a welcome distraction for the industry body.

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AFTA chief Jayson Westbury resigns

After using a poor choice of words when talking about an Aussie TV host, Jayson Westbury has decided to step down.

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AFTA urges governments to “forget the road to recovery, we need to be on the runway”

With interstate travel in Australia unlikely to return for another few weeks, one of the industry’s peak bodies is getting impatient.

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Travel agents “well within their legal rights” to charge cancellation fees, says Westbury

AFTA’s chief executive has gone into bat for agents once again. Travel Weekly understands he’s chosen his Gray-Nicholls English willow to use this time around.

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AFTA to suspend chargeback scheme

The peak industry body has announced what it says are “necessary changes” to the ACS due to the significant and unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for the travel sector.

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AFTA urges agents to keep mental health in check

The peak industry body is urging agents to invest time in their own mental wellbeing. Find out how here.

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AFTA to help agents mentally prepare for challenges ahead

Are you struggling with your mental health amid all the uncertainty and damage caused by COVID-19? We highly recommend checking out these new webinars courtesy of AFTA.

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AFTA welcomes latest government support, keeps pressure on

Jayson Westbury said that while the new JobKeeper payment is “definitely a very welcome step”, the industry body is trying to unlock even more support for agents.

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AFTA scraps 2020 NTIAs as part of new measures to support agents and industry

The industry body has announced a number of measures it will implement to aid ATAS-accredited agents and the wider sector.

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AFTA calls for urgent economic measures to save Australia’s travel sector

Jayson Westbury is calling on additional securities for travel agents, as they face the impacts of closed borders domestically and internationally.

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AFTA boss to host special webinar on COVID-19

Struggling to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and your business? We highly recommend tuning in to this webinar.

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Tourism

AFTA and Tourism Accommodation Australia respond to govt stimulus package

AFTA chief executive Jayson Westbury said the federal stimulus package will provide some relief to cash flow for travel agencies, but more may be needed.

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