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Austrade updates next round of travel agent support program

Wondering when round two payments are due to start appearing in bank accounts? All is revealed here.

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Wholesalers

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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Wholesalers

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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Wholesalers

“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

“Devastated”: CATO reacts to Tucan Travel’s collapse

CATO has acknowledged the UK and Australian-owned company’s 33-year contribution to the industry after it entered into voluntary administration.

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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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Wholesalers

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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Tourism

Birmo says international travel may be back on the cards in 2021

International travel in 2021 may not be off the cards just yet, but Australia’s Tourism Minister said getting Aussies overseas in the first half of the year will be challenging.

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Tourism

CATO, CLIA and ATEC unite to chart post-COVID course

While the accompanying photo highlights the lack of diversity amongst the industry associations’ leaders, there’s no doubt that the meeting itself was a productive one.

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Tourism

CATO engages Australia’s largest news publisher to discuss tourism’s recovery

Having made waves in the industry with its discussion paper last week, CATO has turned its attention to senior execs and editorial staff at News Corp.

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Cruise

CLIA weighs in on CATO’s travel industry reform discussion paper

by Christian Fleetwood

The peak body for cruising has provided its two cents on CATO’s controversial discussion paper on travel industry reform.

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Tourism

AFTA scolds CATO over travel industry reform discussion paper

by Christian Fleetwood

CATO has set the cat amongst the pigeons with its newly released discussion paper. Read what AFTA had to say about it here.

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