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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.

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“A wonderful spectacle”: Spain’s Tourism Minister suggests using catastrophic volcanic eruption to attract visitors

The country’s Tourism Minister is in hot water after she appeared to propose using a volcanic eruption that has destroyed hundreds of homes to lure tourists to the Canary Islands.

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“They’re very keen to engage with us”: Tourism Minister provides update on travel bubble candidates

by Huntley Mitchell

On top of the usual suspects, Dan Tehan has been engaging in ‘bubble’ conversations with a couple of other countries.

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Events

Tourism Minister kicks off ATE21

Tourism Australia’s largest annual travel trade event is well underway, with the arancini balls at the networking drinks proving a hit with Travel Weekly’s editor.

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Travel Agents

Here’s how much government grant money travel agents have been paid so far

Tourism Minister Dan Tehan has provided an update on just how much moolah has been paid out to travel agents as part of the government’s support package.

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AFTA CEO meets with Tehan to discuss $130m agent relief funding

Darren Rudd and David Smith have dropped in on their mates in Canberra to chat about the second round of the COVID-19 Consumer Support Grant and to ensure the balance of round one is used appropriately.

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Tehan looks to establish travel bubble and ‘quarantine gateway’ with Singapore

If this proposed bubble goes ahead, it could also open the door to travellers from other countries to come to Australia after completing a two-week quarantine stint in Singapore.

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Travel Agents

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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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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