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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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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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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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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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CATO rolls out industry-standard T&Cs for land supply sector

If COVID-19 cancellations have taught the industry anything, its the importance of terms and conditions. And that you should wear a mask and carry hand sanitiser at all times, of course.

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CATO granted access to utilise ‘Safe Travels’ protocols

Unsure what this good news means for you as a CATO member? All is explained here for you, thanks to Travel Weekly’s copying and pasting of a press release.

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