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Helloworld to stand down 65 per cent of workforce, CEO to take no salary

The travel giant has announced further actions to mitigate the impact of the unprecedented and rapidly evolving COVID-19 landscape.

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Helloworld and Webjet execs take pay cuts to reduce COVID-19 impact

by Huntley Mitchell

The two travel giants are taking decisive action to reduce the adverse outcomes of coronavirus on travel demand.

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Helloworld posts profit and record TTV, but expects “minimal growth, if any” for rest of FY20

by Huntley Mitchell

Can you hear the popping of champagne corks coming from Helloworld HQ? Well, it’s either the company celebrating its half-yearly results or a staff member trying out their new pop gun.

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Wholesalers

Helloworld to purchase Excite Holidays’ booking platform, as former staff resurface

by Huntley Mitchell

Look! It’s not one, but two important updates regarding failed wholesaler Excite Holidays, accentuated by a generic iStock image.

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Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: Agents take in Australian Open, Aurora kicks off agent events, AAT Kings supports locals + MORE!

Crawl that last mile towards the weekend with a slew of updates from your favourite agencies, courtesy of your mates at Travel Weekly.

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Tourism

Government injects $76 million boost to tourism as industry faces “its biggest challenge in living memory”

The news comes as a peak industry body estimates a 10 to 20 per cent drop in bookings set to cost the country at least $45 billion by the end of the year.

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Tourism

BUSHFIRES: Tourism Australia update, CLIA statement + more travel companies step up

by Christian Fleetwood

Wholesalers, tour operators and cruise companies have rallied around the communities affected by bushfires across Australia, with some of the industry’s biggest players urging customers to donate.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld to match every dollar donated to its bushfire appeal

Need a feel-good story among all the doom and gloom of the bushfire crisis? You can make a real difference here.

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Tourism

Flavour of the Week: Tourism Fiji’s new Aussie boss, Helloworld resignation + MORE!

Wanna know what some of your former colleagues who you worked with years ago are doing now? Well, our Flavour of the Week wrap may or may not contain the answers.

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Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: Travellers Choice award winners, agents cruise Croatia, MTA conference speaker + MORE!

Congrats, folks – you made it to Friday! As a reward, here’s an extra-long Agent Wrap for you to peruse before knock-off drinks.

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Former Jetstar boss named Helloworld’s new CFO

Helloworld’s new head bean counter happens to be a familiar face in the travel industry. Find out just how familiar here.

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Alleged whistleblowers under investigation over finance minister’s Helloworld freebie

Mathias Cormann has denied he influenced the police’s decision to investigate two ex-Helloworld employees who allegedly blew the whistle on flights the Finance Minister received from the company free of charge.

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