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Travel Agents

Next round of travel agent support program opens

Grab all your supporting docs and a calculator and head to the Austrade website, because the government’s second funding round is now in play.

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REVEALED: All the details for round two of the government’s travel agent support program

An additional $130 million of government funding is up for grabs. Here’s how you can claim your share.

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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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Travel Agents

“We need to address the elephant in the room”: travel agent implores government to make ‘that announcement’

by Linda Forster

An Aussie agent has waxed poetic about the travel industry’s struggles in this impassioned plea for the government to stop turning a blind eye.

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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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Government’s travel agent grants scheme comes under attack by scammers

by Huntley Mitchell

Have you been getting threatening calls or emails about your grant application? All is explained here.

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Travel Agents

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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Travel Agents

“Couldn’t ask for a better outcome”: AFTA chief reacts to historic government rescue package for agents

Darren Rudd has almost run out of superlatives to describe the federal government’s $128 million boost to the sector.

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Travel agents to be handed $128m federal government lifeline

It’s not quite the $250 million ask that AFTA was after, but it’s certainly better than nothing.

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Travel Agents

Australia’s small business ombudsman says travel agent support package is “a matter of urgency”

The calls for ScoMo to get off his backside and announce the lifeline agents so badly need have grown even louder and slightly terser.

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AFTA provides much-anticipated update on “frustratingly slow” government rescue package

by Huntley Mitchell

Wondering when that federal government announcement of sector-specific support is happening? Get a little bit of clarity here.

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Destinations

Tourism bodies call for $1.3bn lifeline for Victoria’s devastated visitor economy

It’s desperate times for Victoria’s tourism industry, and two industry bodies are pleading for help before it gets worse.

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