Australia’s aviation sector receives $184m package to help prepare for international travel restart
The Coalition government has loosened the purse strings once again for the aviation industry while its wings are still clipped.
Federal government expands eligibility for SME Recovery Loan Scheme
With many businesses in the industry now on their last legs, here’s hoping this move by Mr Frydenberg provides them with a much-needed lifeline.
Government eyes October roll-out of vaccine certificates for international (and possibly domestic) travel
Apparently, ScoMo wants vaccine certificates for both international and domestic travel, but it appears some of his conservative party room colleagues ain’t so keen.
AFTA membership renewals climb, as calls for more govt support continue
It appears agent confidence in the federation is high amid wretched industry conditions.
“Clearly the last thing we want to do”: Qantas and Jetstar to stand down 2,500 staff
Sadly, the ongoing impact from the Greater Sydney lockdown has forced Alan Joyce’s hand.
ScoMo reveals further details of Australia’s reopening plan, as lockdown extended for South East Queensland
Just as the PM provides some hope of an end to lockdowns, one of the states has gone and tacked on a few extra days to its own.
“Definitely tougher than this time last year”: AFTA and agents plead for return of JobKeeper
As these agents all attest, it’s time for ScoMo to loosen the purse strings and get JobKeeper going again.
“We need more support, and we need it now”: AFTA’s urgent warning to Austrade
Still waiting for Austrade to process your application for support? Well, here’s AFTA’s attempt at moving the needle.
Tourism Whitsundays makes key hire following funding win
The positive, sun-drenched vibes are emanating from Tourism Whitsundays HQ today, with some new funding helping the organisation make a key hire.
Intrepid Travel secures $30 million federal government loan
Intrepid’s unique ability to assist the travel industry in its growth post-pandemic has been recognised in a big, big way.
Here’s how much government grant money travel agents have been paid so far
Tourism Minister Dan Tehan has provided an update on just how much moolah has been paid out to travel agents as part of the government’s support package.
ScoMo slams Virgin CEO’s “insensitive” comments, flags vaccine passport plans for interstate travel
There’s plenty to dissect here from the PM’s recent interview and, thankfully, you won’t require a scalpel.
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