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CATO reveals new board as membership reaches all-time high

The only thing at an all-time high in Travel Weekly’s office is going to be our electricity bill due to our insistence on working in a tropical climate in the middle of winter.

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Incentives & events: CATO launches trivia event, Win a trip to Seattle and Alaska, agent famils return + MORE!

Love scoring free stuff, attending travel events and seeing who’s been out and about? Get your fix of industry gossip and freebies right here.

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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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Festive roundup: it’s Christmas parties, reunions, and celebrations galore!

We’re kicking off the end of year celebrations with a wrap up of the industry’s festive get-togethers! After party debauchery, sadly, not included.

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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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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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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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