Darren Rudd

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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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AFTA chief Darren Rudd departs

Darren Rudd has hopped out of the chief’s chair at AFTA after sitting in it for just over nine months.

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National party pushes for $400 fortnightly top-up for travel industry post-JobKeeper

The Nats have backed a plan to redirect $180 million in government funding to help the travel industry survive post-Jobkeeper.

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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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Key details emerge about government’s additional $130m for travel agents

by Huntley Mitchell

Several key changes have been made to the second round of the COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program. Get up to speed right here.

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Tourism

All the details, all the reactions: Federal government’s $1.2bn tourism support package explained

After much anticipation, ScoMo and Josh have revealed how the government plans to fork out $1.2 billion to keep Australia’s tourism industry alive and kicking. Here’s everything you need to know.

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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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AFTA urges agents to complete ‘Travelsectorkeeper’ survey and Aussie Specialist Program

Are repeated efforts to highlight your business’ COVID-induced financial woes falling on deaf ears? Try this.

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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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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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AFTA prompts ACCC to update advice on COVID-affected travel

AFTA boss Darren Rudd has been rolling up his sleeves so much that his buttoned shirt is starting to resemble a tank top.

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