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Aviation

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.

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Tourism

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.

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Tourism

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.

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Travel Agents

AFTA membership renewals climb, as calls for more govt support continue

It appears agent confidence in the federation is high amid wretched industry conditions.

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Aviation

“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.

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Destinations

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.

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Travel Agents

“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.

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Travel Agents

“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.

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Destinations

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.

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Wholesalers

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.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Tourism

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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