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Travel Agents

Federal government provides boost for travel agents with multiple outlets

The government has dipped into its coffers to help agents be ready and raring for bookings once borders reopen.

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Destinations

Frydenberg threatens to cut economic support for WA if it doesn’t stick to National Cabinet’s reopening plan

Marky Mark McGowan must have struck a nerve when he suggested the Treasurer lived in “cloud cuckoo land”, because Josh Frydenberg has hit back in a big way.

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Travel Agents

AFTA mobilises members to push for additional $130m of government support

The federation is once again rallying its troops for another round of lobbying, in the hope of securing another round of funding.

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Destinations

Queensland injects nearly $50m into tourism and hospitality support

The Palaszczuk government is helping take the sting out of snap lockdowns and border closures with some much-needed financial support for the struggling sectors.

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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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Tourism

Industry bodies urge government to provide more support and clarity for its roadmap rollout

The industry’s lobbying groups have been sharpening their pitchforks again in pursuit of more clarity, government support and a change in vaccine prioritisation.

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Travel Agents

“Even the most enthusiastic take-up of holidaying at home won’t be enough”: AFTA renews calls for more agent support

AFTA has once again pointed to the gaping financial hole left by the lack of international travel, and wants the government to continue helping agents climb out of it.

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Travel Agents

Austrade updates next round of travel agent support program

Wondering when round two payments are due to start appearing in bank accounts? All is revealed 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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Wholesalers

“The travel industry has been the sacrificial lamb”: CATO bigwigs plead with Tourism Minister for financial aid

CATO’s delegation also bumped into AFTA’s boss while down in Canberra this week, with the two industry bodies comparing notes from their respective meetings.

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Tourism

Tourism Minister eyes potential post-JobKeeper support package for travel industry

Fingers and toes are being crossed throughout the industry, as Australia’s new Tourism Minister provides some hope of targeted government support.

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Travel Agents

TravelManagers drafts letter for advisors urging government support

Are you a home-based advisor who has been left fuming over the lack of support from the federal government’s stimulus package? Get help penning your rebuke here.

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