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Aviation

OPINION: Why the government must step in and save Australia’s aviation industry

by Michael Kaine

The TWU’s Michael Kaine has penned an urgent message to the government asking them to stop the collapse of Australia’s aviation industry.

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Wholesalers

OPINION: It’s been a long time since celebrations

by Justine Waddington

Here’s an honest take on JobKeeper 2.0 from the boss of an award-winning wholesaler. It’s well worth a read.

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Travel Agents

“Am I the only one in the travel industry calling BS on the celebrations?”: Agency boss on JobKeeper 2.0

This travel agent reckons the recent JobKeeper announcement drew a fine line between gratitude and relief, and criticism of its details, for Australia’s tourism industry.

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Tourism

ScoMo says JobKeeper will be extended to March 2021, but with reduced rates

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia’s Prime Minister has provided a crucial update on the future of JobKeeper. Here’s all you need to know, as well as the reactions from the tourism industry.

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Tourism

“An absolute priority”: 10,000 tourism professionals the latest to petition for JobKeeper extension

by Christian Fleetwood

The voices of Australia’s tourism industry are getting louder ahead of the federal government’s economic update on Thursday.

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Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Samphire Rottnest to open in October, Hilton signs first DoubleTree in Auckland + MORE

Running low on hotel gossip? Replenish it with some real news from chains and properties around the world right here.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre employees face a further 1,500 redundancies

The travel giant has warned that tens of thousands of jobs in the industry will be lost if the government does not extend JobKeeper.

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Travel Agents

AFTA launches next phase of JobKeeper campaign

AFTA has shifted to the ‘making it real’ stage of its lobbying campaign. However, the industry body has stopped short of greeting politicians with pitchforks and torches.

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Cruise

CLIA’s dire warning to the government

CLIA has warned of dire consequences if Australia’s cruise suspension continues beyond 17 September, and JobKeeper isn’t extended for agents and others in the travel industry.

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Tourism

Travel industry chorus grows louder for JobKeeper extension

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia’s tourism industry has heaped more pressure on the federal government to extend its JobKeeper lifeline, with some members even fronting up to Parliament House.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Qantas Frequent Flyer’s new points offer, Gold Coast Airport’s runway concert + MORE

Reading Travel Weekly’s Aviation Wrap has been compared to taking a long-haul flight, in that you’ll likely fall asleep at some point.

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Tourism

One-on-one with travel marketing maven Julie King

by Christian Fleetwood

To answer some of Travel Weekly’s burning questions about travel marketing, we got in touch with an expert in the field – one who, as you’d expect, happens to be extraordinarily busy during the downturn.

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