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AFTA Update

AFTA Update | Travel Daily 6 October 2020

As you would be aware, on 28 August AFTA lodged its Pre-Budget Submission which set out a compelling case for the Federal Government to provide a Travel Agent Support Package of $125 million as well as a range of additional business measures. An essential ask if our industry is to get through to the other side of COVID-19 safely. 

Today the Federal Government will announce its Budget and whatever the outcome AFTA remains committed to rebuilding and restoring the travel sector to greatness for both Australian consumers and it employees. 

We would like to thank everyone for taking up the calling and participating in the National Mobilisation Program. We were overwhelmed by the determination and passion of members and their commitment to meeting with their local Federal MP. Your Voice Matters.

This is the first battle in the war to rebuild and re-establish the travel sector. 

Through your efforts we have started to build momentum and it is evident that the plight of travel agents, tour operators and wholesalers is being heard by government. This is the first time they are truly hearing and understanding your needs so we must let our efforts continue. 

Let your voice continue to be heard by meeting with your local Federal Member. This process does not need to and must not stop. We must continue to let our stories be heard. 

AFTA will continue to work constructively with government at all levels and irrespective of political persuasion and we continue to work with state government to secure funding support and other important measures which will ease the financial burden on members at this time, including commercial tenancy relief.

This is a difficult time for all and getting as many businesses as possible safely through COVID-19 is our top priority.