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Travel Agents

AFTA extends chargeback scheme cut-off date

The gang over at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents have added to their slew of good news this week with this announcement.

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CATO calls for domestic ‘vaccine passport’ and transparency around PM’s pathway out of COVID-19

The Council of Australian Tour Operators has joined the mob of industry bodies who reckon the PM’s roadmap is a bit light on the details.

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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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Travel Agents

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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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

“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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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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