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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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Travel Agents

Next round of travel agent support program opens

Grab all your supporting docs and a calculator and head to the Austrade website, because the government’s second funding round is now in play.

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Travel Agents

REVEALED: All the details for round two of the government’s travel agent support program

An additional $130 million of government funding is up for grabs. Here’s how you can claim your share.

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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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Travel Agents

AFTA CEO meets with Tehan to discuss $130m agent relief funding

Darren Rudd and David Smith have dropped in on their mates in Canberra to chat about the second round of the COVID-19 Consumer Support Grant and to ensure the balance of round one is used appropriately.

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Travel Agents

AFTA’s interim survey results reveal “distressing” statistics, says Rudd

AFTA has released interim results of its ‘Travelsectorkeeper’ survey, and they make for some pretty grim reading, according to CEO Darren Rudd.

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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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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

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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