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AFTA’s interim survey results reveal “distressing” statistics, says Rudd

AFTA has released interim results of its ‘Travelsectorkeeper’ survey, and they make for some pretty grim reading, according to CEO Darren Rudd.

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Wholesalers

“The travel industry has been the sacrificial lamb”: CATO bigwigs plead with Tourism Minister for financial aid

CATO’s delegation also bumped into AFTA’s boss while down in Canberra this week, with the two industry bodies comparing notes from their respective meetings.

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Tourism

Tourism Minister outlines international travel expectations, says Aussies “should be confident” to book cruises

by Huntley Mitchell

Dan Tehan tackled a number of burning questions about travel during his latest round of media appearances. He even revealed his cruising plans … well, sort of.

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Travel Agents

Government’s travel agent grants scheme comes under attack by scammers

by Huntley Mitchell

Have you been getting threatening calls or emails about your grant application? All is explained here.

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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

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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Destinations

Tourism Australia kicks off $5m advertising blitz

Dan Tehan has loosened the government’s purse strings in the hope it will stimulate a much-needed domestic tourism recovery.

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Tourism

Tourism Minister eyes potential post-JobKeeper support package for travel industry

Fingers and toes are being crossed throughout the industry, as Australia’s new Tourism Minister provides some hope of targeted government support.

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Tourism

ScoMo called upon to handle federal tourism portfolio

Should Australia’s PM somewhat reprise his role as “Scotty from marketing”? The ATIC’s Simon Westaway certainly thinks so.

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Destinations

New Tourism Minister (and Assistant Tourism Minister) chosen for Queensland

by Huntley Mitchell

Annastacia Palaszczuk has given her Cabinet a bit of a reshuffle. Or, as Carson Kressley would say, a tzsuj.

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Destinations

Trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ could get green light without Victoria: Birmingham

The federal government is prepared to proceed without Victoria to try to kickstart the trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ this year, according to Birmo.

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Aviation

Birmo’s border warning prompts Qantas to suspend international flights

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel Weekly doesn’t enjoy being the bearer of bad news, and in this case, it’s doubly bad.

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