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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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Wholesalers

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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Wholesalers

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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Wholesalers

CATO creates its own COVID-safe travel protocols

Brett Jardine and his team at CATO have revealed how they will help Australia’s land supply sector recover post-coronavirus.

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Tourism

Travel industry chorus grows louder for JobKeeper extension

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia’s tourism industry has heaped more pressure on the federal government to extend its JobKeeper lifeline, with some members even fronting up to Parliament House.

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Wholesalers

Industry body engages ACCC for travel policy development

One of the industry’s peak bodies has stepped up to the plate to assist with policy development for COVID-19-related travel cancellations.

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Events

CATO postpones 2020 awards

The move comes not long after AFTA decided to scrap this year’s NTIAs due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.

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Tourism

CATO members generate three-point action plan following crisis talks

Are you a tour operator in need of some guidance during this turbulent time? CATO has got your back.

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Travel Agents

CATO calls for credits over refunds to protect agents

The Council of Australian Tour Operators has issued a rallying cry to the travel industry and holidaymakers. Read all of what the association had to say here.

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Events

Wholesalers

Globus named platinum sponsor for CATO Awards

Were you gunning for the platinum sponsorship at this year’s CATO Awards? Feel bitterly disappointed here (unless you work at Globus, of course).

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Travel Agents

CATO reveals new venue and format for 2020 awards

Do you enjoy cutting a rug at industry events? Well, this news will have you flossing around the office in celebration.

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