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AFTA welcomes $1m Tasmanian support package

April 8, 2021 Business News No Comments Email Email

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) welcomes today’s launch of the $1m Tasmanian Travel Agent Support Package.The support will be delivered in two rounds:

  • Round one – Expression of Interest (open as of 12pm Weds 7 April 2021 and closes 12pm Weds 21 April 2021)
  • Round two – Application submission (open for invited eligible travel agents from 30 April 2021 until 14 May 2021)

Applicants must successfully complete both rounds to be considered for grant funding. It is anticipated that successful applicants will be notified in late May.

How to submit your Expression of Interest:
1. Please read the Program Guidelines, here. They include everything you need to know, including eligibility information, timeframes, and information requirements.
2. Submit your EOI here.

Quotes attributable to Chair Tom Manwaring:
“This is welcome support for travel agents in Tasmania who play such an important part in the state’s tourism economy, and in supporting consumers whose travel plans have been impacted by COVID-19.”

“Travel agents have had to survive with revenue falls of 90% and more since the ban on international travel more than a year ago and the end of JobKeeper meant an end to a heavily-relied on financial lifeline. This support comes at a critical time for these small businesses and will help them keep their doors open and their experienced teams in place so that they can continue to help consumers secure their refunds and credits and navigate the many challenges of travel in a COVID landscape.”

“AFTA is proud of our role in pushing for this support and wishes to thank the Tasmanian Government for delivering this $1m Tasmanian Travel Agent Support Package.”

“We continue to work with all levels of Government to increase awareness of the plight of travel agents and businesses and secure ongoing support.”

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