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AFTA membership renewals climb, as calls for more govt support continue

It appears agent confidence in the federation is high amid wretched industry conditions.

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“The product of travel has lost its value”: AFTA chair pens letter to ScoMo

Tom Wanwaring has his handwriting down pat after penning a letter to the PM. Travel Weekly understands he opted for a felt tip and even sealed it with a custom wax stamp.

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Cruise

Aurora Expeditions’ partnership with Virtuoso goes global

Aurora Expeditions CEO Monique Ponfoort is doing the happy dance after securing a global deal with the luxe travel network.

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Technology

New marketplace lets travel agents avoid GDS surcharges (and keep incentives)

This article is all about GDS, the NDC and LCCs. If all of those acronyms have gone right over your head, we suggest skipping to the next story.

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Flight Centre to give away five years’ worth of holidays

The timing of this promo is a convenient one for Flight Centre, who will be trying to get back in the good books of those customers quoted in CHOICE’s recent exposé.

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“Definitely tougher than this time last year”: AFTA and agents plead for return of JobKeeper

As these agents all attest, it’s time for ScoMo to loosen the purse strings and get JobKeeper going again.

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“Fortune favours the bold”: NCL boss urges agents to double down

by Huntley Mitchell

Harry Sommer has encouraged agents to be bold and “make a name for themselves”. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean streaking at a footy match or changing your hairstyle to a mowhawk.

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“Certainly something that we’re looking at”: Airbnb mulls commission model for travel agents

by Huntley Mitchell

Have you traditionally avoided including Airbnb in your client itineraries due to a lack of commission? Well, you may soon need to reconsider your stance.

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CT Partners gains two high-profile Melbourne agencies

The CT Partners family has grown once more, with papa bear Barry Mayo adopting another couple of agencies.

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“A remarkable outcome”: AFTA chair upbeat on membership renewals despite $2.1m loss

by Huntley Mitchell

While its bottom line ain’t looking too flash, at least AFTA’s membership numbers appear to be holding up.

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Tourism

Industry bodies urge government to provide more support and clarity for its roadmap rollout

The industry’s lobbying groups have been sharpening their pitchforks again in pursuit of more clarity, government support and a change in vaccine prioritisation.

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Travel Agents

“Even the most enthusiastic take-up of holidaying at home won’t be enough”: AFTA renews calls for more agent support

AFTA has once again pointed to the gaping financial hole left by the lack of international travel, and wants the government to continue helping agents climb out of it.

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