• TravelBulletin for July 2020

    The July issue of travelBulletin is here and in this month’s issue we look at all the recent innovation we’ve seen in the travel industry. Businesses have been totally disrupted by the coronavirus, but many are tackling the challenges head on and pivoting to new products, businesses and source markets. Read the issue to find out more. Plus we’ve got our trusted news and analysis. All in this month’s issue, check it out now.

  • TravelBulletin for June 2020

    The June issue for travelBulletin is here and it’s a cracker. In this edition’s cover story we ask what does the future of AFTA look like, following the exit of CEO Jayson Westbury who was a hugely visible figure for the organisation, along with the hibernation of the AFTA Chargeback Scheme and the prospect of no income for the rest of the year. Along with answering that important question, this issue also includes a feature on South Australia. With international travel still on pause, now is a perfect time for Aussie to explore their own backyard. We also have our regular cruise and news sections, with analysis and updates of some of the major developments of the last month.

  • TravelBulletin for May 2020

    This month’s issue of travelBulletin includes our usual coverage of all the latest news. In the cover story, Bruce Piper delves into the question of how the travel industry can survive COVID-19 and what recovery might look like. We also have an in-depth breakdown of the Government stimulus packages, who is eligible and what you need to apply.

  • TravelBulletin for April 2020

    This month’s issue is our special green edition! The cover story focuses on flight shaming and how aviation is looking after the environment. Being the green issue we also take a look at some of the key pillars to sustainable tourism: looking after communities, oceans, wildlife and carbon emissions. Of course we can’t ignore the rapid escalation of the coronavirus crisis over the last month, so there’s feature articles about the impact of the pandemic on cruise, air and land operators and events.

  • Choose your own adventure

    Whether you’re on a thrill-seeking mission or looking for secluded luxury, you can be sure to find an island paradise that’s just right for you, writes Dilvin Yasa.

  • 5 great Australian road trips

    In a country as vast as Australia flying may be faster, but with so much to see between destinations there’s a lot to be said for hitting the road.

  • Five reasons to consider a small group tour

    travelBulletin spoke with Chip Popescu, managing director of Eastern Eurotours & Mediterranean Holidays, on the benefits of opting for a small group tour.

  • French accent

    Kristie Kellahan visits Provence with a small group of big-hearted travellers.

  • AFTA bruised but not broken by COVID

    LAST month’s release of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents Annual Report provided stark confirmation of an annus horribilis as the organisation grappled with the loss of two CEOs, minimal revenue due to the suspension of membership fees and a decimation of staffing levels — all at the same time as taking the plight of the industry to Governments across the country.

  • AFTA view

    TOM Manwaring, Interim Executive Chair

  • New owner for Mary Rossi

    THIS month marks the start of a new era for Sydney’s Mary Rossi Travel, which has transitioned into the ownership of Penny Spencer and Sharyn Kitchener and their spouses, Edwin Spencer and Mike Goodall, who also own the nearby Mosman Travel.

  • In brief: top stories from Jun 2021

    TRAVELPAY, CATO replace eNett