AFTA reach out for further government support in the face of Omicron
AFTA hopes a “grassroots activation” will get them on the “same field” as Government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AFTA membership renewals climb, as calls for more govt support continue
It appears agent confidence in the federation is high amid wretched industry conditions.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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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