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Webjet ads a “mild retort”

WEBJET CEO John Guscic has made it clear he has no intention of apologising for the company’s controversial anti travel-agent ads from four years ago, describing them as a “mild...

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IATA TIDS free for agents

THE International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that it will no longer charge travel agencies to use its Travel Industry Designator Service (TIDS). Previously costing $165 per year,...

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TTA “leaner but stronger”

THE Travel Authority CEO Peter Hosper last night took the opportunity to look forward to the future, addressing a group of clients of accounting firm Helm Advisory to assure them that the travel...

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WA blasted for borders

THE Western Australian Government should prioritise family reunions and show more transparency with its border policies, advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) believes. The non-profit...

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New option for industry training

TRAVEL industry suppliers can now access even more options for keeping the trade updated about their products, services and destinations through an enhancement to the Travel Daily Training Academy....

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Tramada execs out

THE acquisition of Tramada by Corporate Travel Management (TD yesterday) has marked the end of an era for several of the company’s senior staff, including CEO Jo O’Brien, who has led the...

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Hilton extension

HILTON has announced several adjustments to its Hilton Honors loyalty program, extending points expiration through until 31 Dec 2021 and reducing status qualification requirements by 50% across all...

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Balance from ACA!

CHANNEL 9’s A Current Affair program last night featured a segment highlighting the plight of travel agents during the pandemic. Victorian agent Josh Zuker from Josh Zuker Travel and Liz Ellis...

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Whitsundays report

TOURISM Whitsundays managed to more than double its $1.5 million in 2019/20 base funding into an annual budget of $3.3 million through a range of initiatives such as grants and partnerships,...

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