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JobKeeper ends: Where do we go from here?

The federal government’s controversial payment scheme has come to an end. Here’s where we know support for travel agents still lies and where other support may come from.

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Hotels

NSW’s $51.5m package “a huge win” for accommodation, says trade body

The state government has commited $51.5 million to get people back in the Sydney CBD. But we’re sure dropping the cost of pints at pubs by 50c would’ve done the trick.

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Hotels

Hotels call for “vital” targeted support post-JobKeeper

Hotels tell ScoMo not to expect a red carpet rollout at the Ritz after being left out of new proposed $500 payments set to go to Qantas and Virgin staff.

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Travel Agents

National party pushes for $400 fortnightly top-up for travel industry post-JobKeeper

The Nats have backed a plan to redirect $180 million in government funding to help the travel industry survive post-Jobkeeper.

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Tourism

All the details, all the reactions: Federal government’s $1.2bn tourism support package explained

After much anticipation, ScoMo and Josh have revealed how the government plans to fork out $1.2 billion to keep Australia’s tourism industry alive and kicking. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Tourism

Tourism industry rescue package to be unveiled in “a matter of days”, says Treasurer

Josh Frydenberg says the travel industry won’t have to wait much longer to find out how the government plans to help out the bruised and battered sector.

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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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Travel Agents

Collapse of Helloworld agencies prompt urgent warning from business restructuring expert

Struggling travel companies are being urged to seek help before JobKeeper is wound back.

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Travel Agents

AFTA’s interim survey results reveal “distressing” statistics, says Rudd

AFTA has released interim results of its ‘Travelsectorkeeper’ survey, and they make for some pretty grim reading, according to CEO Darren Rudd.

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Aviation

Qantas suffers $1bn half-yearly loss, pushes back international flight plans

by Huntley Mitchell

The flying kangaroo won’t be hopping overseas as soon as originally hoped, after posting a “stark, but not surprising” loss.

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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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Travel Agents

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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