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The Australian Federation of Travel Agents Limited (AFTA) is the peak body for Australia's travel agents, with its office located in Pitt Street, Sydney and represents the majority of travel agents in Australia. Founded in 1957, AFTA's aim has been to stimulate, encourage and promote travel, and to uphold the interests of travel agents who form a vital part of Australia's highly specialised travel and tourism industry.

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Smartraveller Advice
16 September 2014

This Advice was last issued on Tuesday, 16 September 2014. This advice contains new information in the Summary and under Additional information (Hurricane Odile made landfall near Cabo San Lucas on the Baja peninsula on 14 September bringing with it strong winds and heavy rainfall. Damage has been reported to buildings and essential services including communications, electricity and transport. Airports in Los Cabos and La Paz are closed. A number of other flights have been disrupted. Australians should follow the instructions of local officials and contact transport providers for latest information on disruptions). We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Mexico overall because of high levels of violent crime and drug-related violence.

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Smartraveller Advice
15 September 2014

This Advice was last issued on Monday, 15 September 2014. This advice contains new information in the Summary and under Where to get help (Australia has opened a Consulate in Cameroon). We continue to strongly advise Australians not to travel to the Far North Region due to the risk of terrorist attack, kidnapping and armed banditry. We also strongly advise against travel to borders with the Central African Republic, Chad and with Nigeria's Adamawa state. The overall level of advice for Cameroon remains at exercise a high degree of caution because of political uncertainty and high levels of serious crime.

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