“The product of travel has lost its value”: AFTA chair pens letter to ScoMo
Tom Wanwaring has his handwriting down pat after penning a letter to the PM. Travel Weekly understands he opted for a felt tip and even sealed it with a custom wax stamp.
“Definitely tougher than this time last year”: AFTA and agents plead for return of JobKeeper
As these agents all attest, it’s time for ScoMo to loosen the purse strings and get JobKeeper going again.
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.
Accommodation Association’s Dean Long named new AFTA boss
Dean Long is returning to AFTA after a few years, and he appears to be pretty happy about it.
Katrina Barry nabs a seat on AFTA’s board, with constitutional review on the way
AFTA’s boardroom is looking a little different, and we’re not talking about the new watercooler or paisley wallpaper.
New report claims Australians have “lost trust in the travel industry”
The report says that “unacceptably slow” and “difficult” refund processes have left many Aussies seeking stricter laws for travel providers.
“A remarkable outcome”: AFTA chair upbeat on membership renewals despite $2.1m loss
by Huntley Mitchell
While its bottom line ain’t looking too flash, at least AFTA’s membership numbers appear to be holding up.
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.
“Even the most enthusiastic take-up of holidaying at home won’t be enough”: AFTA renews calls for more agent support
AFTA has once again pointed to the gaping financial hole left by the lack of international travel, and wants the government to continue helping agents climb out of it.
“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.
Austrade updates next round of travel agent support program
Wondering when round two payments are due to start appearing in bank accounts? All is revealed here.
Qantas delays international restart, as Joyce issues “hermit state” warning
Thought Qantas’ October timeline for the restart of international flights was looking rather precarious before last night’s Federal Budget reveal? Be proven right here.
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