Funding

Travel Agents

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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Destinations

Victoria unveils support package for small businesses smacked by ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown

Small businesses in the tourism and hospitality sectors that were hit hard by the state’s snap five-day lockdown have been handed a $143 million reprieve.

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Travel Agents

More than $33m already paid to travel agents as part of government support package

Did you assume that the federal government’s agent support package was already oversubscribed? Well, it appears there’s still time to grab your share of the $128 million.

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Aviation

Rex seals $150m funding deal for launch of capital city operations

The regional airline is one step closer to being a fully-fledged domestic airline, thanks to the generosity of an Asian investment firm.

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Travel Agents

Corporate Travel Management raises $262m to help fund US acquisition

Much to the delight of CTM’s executives, investors have wasted no time snapping up newly-offered shares in the company.

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Road & Rail

Apollo Tourism & Leisure secures $25m of additional funding

Here’s some much-needed positive news from an ASX-listed travel company that is now confident of surviving the pandemic.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre gains access to additional funding to offset COVID-19 impacts

Skroo’s stress ball has scored a well-earned break after Flight Centre managed to secure some much-needed funding.

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Technology

Expedia Group closes short-term rental business, commits more than $400m to partner recovery

by Huntley Mitchell

Similar to the yin and yang concept, we’re bringing a dose of good and bad news from Expedia Group today.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: WA’s $14.4m tourism package, Tourism Malaysia’s new director + MORE

You might think we’re pulling your leg, but this week’s wrap is 100 per cent good news for destinations. Praise be!

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Tourism

Are you eligible for the government’s eye-watering $130 billion JobKeeper payment?

Confused as to whether you’re in line for some much-needed government funding? All is explained here.

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Aviation

Qantas secures funding, as analyst predicts airline could survive up to 11 months before cash dries up

Here’s a bit of news to enjoy about one of Australia’s airlines that thankfully doesn’t involve staff or capacity cuts.

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Tourism

“A kick to the tourism industry”: NSW government slammed over $35m budget cut

Just like the fireworks in the accompanying photo, two prominent industry bodies have gone off about the NSW government’s big funding cut to its tourism agency.

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