Dan Tehan

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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Wholesalers

“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

Tourism Minister outlines international travel expectations, says Aussies “should be confident” to book cruises

by Huntley Mitchell

Dan Tehan tackled a number of burning questions about travel during his latest round of media appearances. He even revealed his cruising plans … well, sort of.

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Travel Agents

Government’s travel agent grants scheme comes under attack by scammers

by Huntley Mitchell

Have you been getting threatening calls or emails about your grant application? All is explained here.

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Travel Agents

More than $61m paid out to travel agents, as Tourism Minister meets with AFTA

Reading this is just like being a fly on the wall at AFTA’s latest meeting with Dan Tehan, minus the threat of being sprayed with Mortein.

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Travel Agents

AFTA continues to press govt for tailored support, as Frydenberg stands firm on JobKeeper

Staff at Parliament House’s café have already memorised Darren Rudd’s coffee order, as the AFTA boss spends another week down in Canberra.

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Destinations

Tourism Australia kicks off $5m advertising blitz

Dan Tehan has loosened the government’s purse strings in the hope it will stimulate a much-needed domestic tourism recovery.

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Travel Agents

More than $33m already paid to travel agents as part of government support package

Did you assume that the federal government’s agent support package was already oversubscribed? Well, it appears there’s still time to grab your share of the $128 million.

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Tourism

Tourism Minister eyes potential post-JobKeeper support package for travel industry

Fingers and toes are being crossed throughout the industry, as Australia’s new Tourism Minister provides some hope of targeted government support.

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Travel Agents

Health boss’ international travel prediction highlights need for “renamed and repurposed” JobKeeper: AFTA

Like the way that Pokémon character Jigglypuff turns into Wigglytuff, AFTA is seeking an evolution of JobKeeper.

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