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Travel Agents

Federal Budget “unlikely” to deliver major benefits for agents: AFTA

Were you counting on a big cash splash from the government this Federal Budget? Well, AFTA has warned not to get too excited ahead of tonight’s big reveal.

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Travel Agents

Next round of travel agent support program opens

Grab all your supporting docs and a calculator and head to the Austrade website, because the government’s second funding round is now in play.

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Travel Agents

REVEALED: All the details for round two of the government’s travel agent support program

An additional $130 million of government funding is up for grabs. Here’s how you can claim your share.

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Travel Agents

AFTA welcomes $1m support package for Tasmanian travel agents

Tasmanian agents, rejoice! Premier Peter Gutwein has put his superhero cape on and flown to the rescue.

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Tourism

Travel industry reacts to New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble announcement

The announcement of quarantine-free travel from Australia to NZ has been met with plenty of positive reactions from all corners of the industry. We’ve gathered just about all of them for your perusal.

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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 Agents

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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Travel Agents

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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Travel Agents

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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Travel Agents

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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