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Travel Agents

“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.

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Travel Agents

“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.

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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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Travel Agents

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.

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Travel Agents

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.

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Tourism

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.

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Travel Agents

“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.

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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

“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.

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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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Travel Agents

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.

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Aviation

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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