Darren Rudd

Events

Travel DAZE 2020 is just around the corner! Have you registered?

Is your diary looking pretty empty in the first week of November? Well, consider it full now thanks to the only industry event of its scale in Australia this year: Travel DAZE 2020!

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Travel Agents

“They deserve respect”: Former Labor leader states case for agent support from government

Bill and his faithful companion, Walter, are using their platform to elevate the voices of the travel agent sector. Well, we’re not sure if Walter is ACTUALLY involved – we just wanted to use this picture.

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Events

Travel DAZE 2020 speaker spotlight: Darren Rudd, AFTA

Rudd will be updating Travel DAZE attendees on his lobbying progress for agent-specific government support next month. Darren, that is – not Kevin.

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Tourism

Cultural tourism is an ace up the industry’s sleeve: AFTA chief

by Darren Rudd

AFTA’s chief has penned this exclusive op-ed for Travel Weekly, in which he points out a golden opportunity for Australia’s battered tourism industry.

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Travel Agents

“The door is still open”: AFTA boss optimistic about sector-specific financial support

Have you let out a few swears over the lack of sector-specific support offered in the Federal Budget? Reduce your cursing just a little with this.

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Events

Travel DAZE 2020 is on next month, and it’s free to attend!

The travel industry’s most thought-provoking conference is just over a month away, and this year we’re doing things a little differently.

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Travel Agents

AFTA suffers $450K annual loss

by Huntley Mitchell

AFTA’s financial health has been laid bare in its annual report, with the federation swinging to a loss.

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Destinations

South Australia to reopen borders with NSW, provided no community cases today

by Christian Fleetwood

If today proves to be a great day for NSW in terms of coronavirus cases, its residents will finally be able to enjoy a quarantine-free vino spree across South Australia.

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Travel Agents

AFTA and CLIA welcome WA government’s $3m support package for travel agents

While Western Australian agents are breathing a sigh of relief, those in other states and territories have no doubt turned green with envy over this new funding.

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Travel Agents

“This is a critical three-week window”: AFTA chief urges members to get lobbying

AFTA has given members the green light to get Zooming with their local federal representative. It’s even created a video to help with their lobbying efforts.

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Travel Agents

AFTA lobbies for $125m travel agent support package

The peak body for travel agents is continuing its charge towards sector-specific government support. Here’s the latest update.

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Travel Agents

AFTA’s electorate visits deliver with MP raising plight of agents in Parliament

AFTA’s attention-grabbing efforts are having the desired effect, with agents’ struggles front and centre in the House of Reps.

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