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AFTA updates campaign encouraging members to contact local MPs

Want to give your local MP a piece of your mind but don’t want to get kicked out of their office for shouting profanities? Click here.

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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.

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AFTA to increase mental health resources for members

The federation is cashing in on the Victorian government’s wellbeing program with this timely new resource.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld agent wins appeal over COVID-19 refund worth over $9,000

by Ali Coulton

With a little help from her friends at AFTA, this agent managed to score a landmark win for the travel trade.

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AFTA extends chargeback scheme cut-off date

The gang over at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents have added to their slew of good news this week with this announcement.

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CATO calls for domestic ‘vaccine passport’ and transparency around PM’s pathway out of COVID-19

The Council of Australian Tour Operators has joined the mob of industry bodies who reckon the PM’s roadmap is a bit light on the details.

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Tourism

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.

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Travel Agents

AFTA CEO meets with Tehan to discuss $130m agent relief funding

Darren Rudd and David Smith have dropped in on their mates in Canberra to chat about the second round of the COVID-19 Consumer Support Grant and to ensure the balance of round one is used appropriately.

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Could this be AFTA’s new chief?

The peak body for travel agents is very close to appointing its new CEO, after being forced to provide an update on the recruitment process.

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Travel Agents

AFTA signs partner for insolvency chargeback scheme

AFTA and its new partner signed on the dotted line of the Insolvency Chargeback Scheme, amid reports they couldn’t find a pen for 12 minutes.

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