Darren Rudd

Tourism

Northern Beaches COVID-19 outbreak led to $7 billion loss for tourism industry: TTF

Avalon residents have reportedly gone back into quarantine to escape the blame for this huge loss to the tourism industry.

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Travel Agents

Federal government urged to introduce HECS-style loan scheme for small businesses

Could this turn out to be another much-needed funding opportunity for travel agents? Let’s bloody hope so.

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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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Travel Agents

Crucial details on agent support package emerge, as AFTA meets Deputy PM about JobKeeper

by Huntley Mitchell

Wondering when you’ll be able claim for a one-off government payment, and what other eligibility criteria you’ll need to worry about? All is explained here.

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Technology

Luxury Escapes rejoins AFTA

It appears a trend of online travel companies joining the federation is beginning to emerge.

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Travel Agents

“Couldn’t ask for a better outcome”: AFTA chief reacts to historic government rescue package for agents

Darren Rudd has almost run out of superlatives to describe the federal government’s $128 million boost to the sector.

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Destinations

Queensland to reopen border to Greater Sydney travellers from December

Palaszczuk has extended a pre-emptive welcome to Sydneysiders who want to spend their summer in Queensland, while hinting an announcement about Victoria may come tomorrow.

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Travel Agents

Australia’s small business ombudsman says travel agent support package is “a matter of urgency”

The calls for ScoMo to get off his backside and announce the lifeline agents so badly need have grown even louder and slightly terser.

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Travel Agents

AFTA provides much-anticipated update on “frustratingly slow” government rescue package

by Huntley Mitchell

Wondering when that federal government announcement of sector-specific support is happening? Get a little bit of clarity here.

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Travel Agents

AFTA chief says Prime Minister set to announce agent-specific support package

by Huntley Mitchell

Darren Rudd offered plenty of scoops to the Travel DAZE audience during his session yesterday. Here’s one of them – and it’s big!

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Events

Travel DAZE 2020 kicks off to a big virtual audience!

Did you register for Travel DAZE but forgot to set a reminder that it was on? Play catch-up here.

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Events

Have you seen the Travel DAZE 2020 agenda?

With Travel DAZE 2020 kicking off on Monday, start blocking out time in your diary so you can tune in to all of our fabulous speakers!

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