Flight Centre gets onboard ATAS

Flight Centre has yesterday demonstrated their support and commitment towards the newly introduced AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) by becoming the first major travel group to indicate it will...

Prepared for ATAS? Probably not…

One of the overwhelming impressions I received from attending ATAS workshops is that agents weren’t as prepared as they should be. One set of workshops remain; are you ready?
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Agent Beware – Aussie Dollar Set to Crumble

Travel agents beware – the Aussie dollar lost a cent overnight last week, dropping from 90.6c cents to do 89.16 c compared to the American dollar. The flow on effects to travel agents will be serious...
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Travel agents MUST consider ATAS

Controversial? Sucking up to the main industry body? Nope. ATAS accreditation criteria are a great health check for any business.
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ATAS – Changes getting real

AFTA are now into their second round of more detailed workshops on ATAS and industry change – my top 5 observations from the Melbourne workshop

Voluntary ATAS makes sense

As the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) transitional workshops kick off this week, AFTA today reinforced the multiple benefits of the voluntary scheme for the travel industry and consumers.

Professional Development Workshops

In a time of industry upheaval, with both a major participant re-organising and legislation changing, less than 1/3 of agents are expecting this will alter their business. Is this realistic?

ATAS Roadshow Hot Topics

AFTA reached the halfway point of their national roadshow aimed at educating the travel industry about ATAS. Audience participation was… “Spirited”... Find out what agents had to say.