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Events

Collette wraps up its first travel forum in two years

The tour operator hosted top sellers, partners, key travel players and media friends (that’s us!) for poolside shenanigans in sunny Cairns.

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News

New peak body established to fill educational travel void

As borders open up, this news is as good as a ride on the Magic School Bus for students whose school experience has been utterly devastated by the impacts of COVID.

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CATO joins forces with Julie King’s Bonailie and One Earth to bring members into 21st century

The Council of Australian Tour Operators is giving its members some flash new educational programs and content to help them bounce back with purpose.

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CATO decides on future with major restructure

The industry body is making some BIG changes. However, it’s understood the mahogany coffee table in the office lobby will remain.

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CATO calls for clear roadmap for reopening of Australia’s international border

After contemplating the Federal Budget for a couple of days, Brett Jardine and the team at CATO have suggested a few amendments.

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CATO reacts to shock departure of AFTA boss

The council’s MD, Brett Jardine, has provided his response to what was the industry’s biggest news story last week.

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“The travel industry has been the sacrificial lamb”: CATO bigwigs plead with Tourism Minister for financial aid

CATO’s delegation also bumped into AFTA’s boss while down in Canberra this week, with the two industry bodies comparing notes from their respective meetings.

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Tourism

“Misleading and provocative”: CATO unleashes on CHOICE over new travel survey

Brett Jardine has offered a stinging critique of the consumer advocacy group’s survey. Dissect all the drama here.

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CATO hosts Catalan-themed Christmas party

Upon reading this news, Travel Weekly’s editor called Australia Post to berate them for losing his invite in the mail. Particularly given his penchant for paella.

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Four newcomers join CATO’s board

Were you vying for a spot on CATO’s board? Well, it’s likely you’d already know if you were successful, so prepare to be disappointed.

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Industry body engages ACCC for travel policy development

One of the industry’s peak bodies has stepped up to the plate to assist with policy development for COVID-19-related travel cancellations.

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Travel Agents

CATO calls for credits over refunds to protect agents

The Council of Australian Tour Operators has issued a rallying cry to the travel industry and holidaymakers. Read all of what the association had to say here.

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