Dean Long

Travel Agents

AFTA farewells industry legend

AFTA’s former CEO, John Dart, passed away at the age of 90. He was the Federation’s CEO for 10 years in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

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Travel Agents

Agents to receive $75.5 million in support as Tehan releases much needed funds

The federal government appears to be enjoying a slice of humble pie, after releasing funds it previously insisted were an “overestimation” that “would not be needed”.

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Events

Travel Agents

Events & incentives round-up: AFTA meets MPs, Scenic showcase, win $500 + MORE!

Now that things are beginning to open up on a grander scale, the events and incentives are coming in thicker and faster than our office dog when she gets her midday zoomies.

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News

AFTA and Entire call on travel industry to support flood relief

What feels better than donating to a good cause? Bragging to your friends about it later, obviously.

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Travel Agents

Dan Tehan vows to work with AFTA to support industry recovery

AFTA has been working hard behind the scenes to make sure the Minister for Tourism is working even harder up front for travel agents.

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Travel Agents

More than 100 AFTA members to meet with key backbenchers to drum up support for agents

Backbench across the Liberal, National and Labor parties are going to need to stock up their tea and bikkies supply to prepare for the incoming wave of agents set to converge on their offices this week.

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Aviation

Singapore Airlines to cut travel agent base commission to 1 per cent

We can feel the rage radiating from Dean Long’s general direction after the AFTA CEO added fighting airline commission cuts to the association’s list of new years resolutions.

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Cruise

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Travel agents’ national day of action highlights cruise industry struggle

Travel agents took to the streets earlier this week, just like they did in the ’60s but with far less groovy outfits, little to no Jimi Hendrix music, and not a ‘jazz cigarette’ in sight.

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Travel Agents

AFTA lays down grand plan for 2022

Given how bumpy these last few years have been it’s pretty risky to make long term plans, but AFTA is giving it a crack.

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Travel Agents

AFTA updates campaign encouraging members to contact local MPs

Want to give your local MP a piece of your mind but don’t want to get kicked out of their office for shouting profanities? Click here.

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Travel Agents

AFTA reach out for further government support in the face of Omicron

AFTA hopes a “grassroots activation” will get them on the “same field” as Government.

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Travel Agents

AFTA applauds NSW government’s spotlight on travel T&Cs

Travel Weekly’s own terms and conditions state that staff must be at the pub by lunchtime on a Friday, so we best be off then!

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