Joel Katz

Cruise

“Not asking for special treatment”: CLIA slams government’s cruise ban extension

Staff at CLIA’s Aussie office have been told to give Joel Katz a wide berth today following the Health Minister’s latest announcement.

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Cruise

CLIA creates new avenue for agents to lobby politicians on Australia’s cruise restart

Have your numerous attempts to highlight the plight of cruising to your local MP fallen on deaf ears? Help has arrived.

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Tourism

Travel industry reacts to New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble announcement

The announcement of quarantine-free travel from Australia to NZ has been met with plenty of positive reactions from all corners of the industry. We’ve gathered just about all of them for your perusal.

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Tourism

More travel industry figures criticise government’s $1.2bn support package

by Huntley Mitchell

Senior industry figures left, right and centre are having their say on the government’s new stimulus measures for tourism, and the feedback ain’t overly positive.

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Tourism

International travel ban for Aussies extended by another three months

With all the COVID-19 variants floating about overseas at the moment, this decision by the federal government really shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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Cruise

Ponant gets green light for ‘Bubble Expeditions’ in New Zealand

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more ‘bubbles’, allow us to introduce you to the latest one.

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Tourism

Australia’s international travel and cruise ship bans to remain until mid-March

COVID deniers and eternal optimists aside, this announcement by the federal Health Minister will come as no surprise to Aussies.

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Cruise

Cruise pause will strip the Aussie economy of $2 billion by year’s end: CLIA

The association has dug up some data that suggests a multi-billion-dollar loss for the Australian economy if the cruise ban isn’t lifted on 17 December.

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Cruise

CLIA calls for cruise ban to be replaced by newly proposed measures

The association has been busy making sure the government sticks to its plan of lifting the cruise ban by 17 December by suggesting a range of safety measures.

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Travel Agents

AFTA and CLIA welcome WA government’s $3m support package for travel agents

While Western Australian agents are breathing a sigh of relief, those in other states and territories have no doubt turned green with envy over this new funding.

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Cruise

Cruise industry marks International Day of the Seafarer

Travel Weekly’s editor is celebrating International Day of the Seafarer by watching all nine seasons of The Love Boat, but will steer well clear of that terrible Below Deck series.

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Agents invited to ask CLIA’s Joel Katz their burning cruise questions

Want to know more about the current state of cruise and how it will recover? CLIA’s Australasian boss is ready and raring to respond.

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