Key details emerge about government’s additional $130m for travel agents
by Huntley Mitchell
Several key changes have been made to the second round of the COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program. Get up to speed right here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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