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Travel Agents

AFTA continues to press govt for tailored support, as Frydenberg stands firm on JobKeeper

Staff at Parliament House’s café have already memorised Darren Rudd’s coffee order, as the AFTA boss spends another week down in Canberra.

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Cruise

Ponant gets green light for ‘Bubble Expeditions’ in New Zealand

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more ‘bubbles’, allow us to introduce you to the latest one.

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Technology

Not one, but two online platforms launch to support regional Australian tour operators

Regional tour operators across Australia have been given a much-needed shot in the arm, thanks to a couple of new online booking platforms.

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Tourism

Tour operators need JobKeeper support until international borders reopen: ATEC

Peter Shelley has given ScoMo a bit of a nudge to provide some clarity around the future of JobKeeper. However, it’s unclear whether or not he led with the elbow.

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Wholesalers

Wholesaler Wrap: AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys travel insights, new US itineraries for Globus and Cosmos + MORE

This week’s Wholesaler Wrap is yet another promising sign that the travel industry has begun to rebound, offering plenty for agents to rejoice over.

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Wholesalers

CATO creates its own COVID-safe travel protocols

Brett Jardine and his team at CATO have revealed how they will help Australia’s land supply sector recover post-coronavirus.

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Wholesalers

Industry body engages ACCC for travel policy development

One of the industry’s peak bodies has stepped up to the plate to assist with policy development for COVID-19-related travel cancellations.

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Tourism

Coronavirus: Tours cancelled, more flights suspended as the industry reacts

by Ali Coulton

The travel industry continues its response to the epidemic, with tour operators scrambling to rearrange trips and more flight suspensions, as the Australian government ups its warning for China.

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Tourism

Tour operators misleading Chinese tourists with fake University of Sydney claim

Several tour operators have been caught trying to promote Australia’s oldest university as a film location for a well-known Hollywood series.

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Wholesalers

“We could be bigger than cruising”: CATO

by Tara Harrison

The Council of Australian Tour Operators reckons land touring could rival the cruise industry, amid reports they’ve challenged them to a game of ‘tug of war’.

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Tourism

Can tour operators keep up with millennial trends?

by Amy Bryant

Can’t be bothered to read long research papers into millennial travel trends? Well, rejoice as Travel Weekly brings you the shortened version!

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Tourism

“We’re all getting robbed”: Vic tourism hit by scam

by Hannah Edensor

At least nine Victorian tourist attractions have been hit by a credit card scam. We too were busted for buying clothes under our boss’s name but only to avoid buyers shame in the office.

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