TRAVEL agents are being asked to urgently complete a very brief survey in relation to the Government’s $128 million Consumer Travel Support Program, ahead of a confidential high level meeting organised by WA agents Christine Ross-Davies and Jo Francis.
The pair, whose tireless efforts have seen them relentlessly pursue support for the industry throughout the pandemic, have continued to push for the Government to address the flaws in the grants scheme which have led to massive disparities in the levels of support provided due to BAS reporting anomalies by different agencies (TD yesterday).
“We are still liaising with multiple departments on a daily basis, doing everything we can to keep the hope alive for the majority of agents who are not going to be supported sufficiently by this grant funding in its current format,” Ross-Davies told TD.
While not at liberty to advise details of the meeting, the pair said they were acting on “a request to provide data to confirm the disparity in the grant funding reporting”.
The survey is anonymous, and even if agencies are set to benefit at a higher level as a result of reporting TTV on their BAS, they are still being asked to complete the poll.
“Be assured that your level of funding will not be impacted by this data, however it could be useful in assisting your agency owner colleagues,” they said.
The completely confidential survey simply asks two questions:
a) Before COVID or any grant application existed, did you report commission/revenue or total sales (TTV) on your BAS;
b) Have you changed the figures you report on your BAS for the 2019 calendar year?
The deadline for completion is 5pm tomorrow, Sat 09 Jan, so that the results can be collated prior to the key meeting – for more details CLICK HERE.
AFTA wasn’t able to comment on this new development prior to TD’s deadline today.