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Travel Agents

More than $61m paid out to travel agents, as Tourism Minister meets with AFTA

Reading this is just like being a fly on the wall at AFTA’s latest meeting with Dan Tehan, minus the threat of being sprayed with Mortein.

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Travel Counsellors to exit Australian market

In huge news, Travel Counsellors is set to pull its local operations, with a rival agency network swooping in to adopt its franchisees.

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Tourism

Travel tops the list of COVID-related complaints received by the ACCC

In what will probably come as a shock to no one, travel has been the most-complained about topic by consumers since COVID-19 hit.

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AFTA suffers $450K annual loss

by Huntley Mitchell

AFTA’s financial health has been laid bare in its annual report, with the federation swinging to a loss.

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Webjet’s Shelley Beasley fills vacant spot on AFTA board

Webjet has strengthened its ties with AFTA. However, that’s not to say any full Windsor or Nicky knots were required.

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AFTA takes case to Canberra

Keen to watch AFTA chair Tom Manwaring and CEO Darren Rudd in action at Parliament House today? Read on to find out how.

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Aviation

Agent confidence “of paramount importance”: Virgin Australia bidder to honour pre-paid tickets

by Huntley Mitchell

Agents who sold pre-paid tickets for flights with the beleaguered airline have been given a much-needed shot in the arm by one of its bidders.

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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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AFTA reveals job criteria for new CEO, urges industry to “speak with a single voice”

Are you planning to apply for the vacant top role at AFTA? Well, you may want to read this first (and also avoid suggesting that Tracy Grimshaw needs a firm uppercut).

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ETG to drive growth with new appointment

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for ETG, with the agency group now confirming a new appointment.

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Najar’s Axis Travel joins ITG

by Anne Majumdar

Axis Travel, owned by Max Najar, will join the Independent Travel Group in a major coup for the growing network.

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ITG launches new “Book Safe” insurance

The group has unveiled a new product designed to reassure consumers that booking with its brands is no risky business.

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