Federal government provides boost for travel agents with multiple outlets
The government has dipped into its coffers to help agents be ready and raring for bookings once borders reopen.
“Recovery will be muted and restrained”: Industry bigwigs warn that ending Australia’s international travel ban will not save the industry
Some of the travel industry’s top brass have weighed in on the government’s decision to open international borders a month early. Oh, and we’ve also snuck in some new info on Qantas’ overseas restart.
NCL kicks off second ‘Walk for Wellness’ challenge
The cruise line’s popular wellbeing initiative is back, and our editor has splashed out on a pair of fluoro pink gym tights for the occasion.
AFTA mobilises members to push for additional $130m of government support
The federation is once again rallying its troops for another round of lobbying, in the hope of securing another round of funding.
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.
AFTA membership renewals climb, as calls for more govt support continue
It appears agent confidence in the federation is high amid wretched industry conditions.
“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.
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