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Karryon's Top 10 stories of the week: Catch up on our most-wanted: Jun 21

Did you miss this week's must-read travel industry news and views? We've got you. Karryon has you covered with our recap of the 10 most-read stories of the week.

Did you miss this week’s must-read travel industry news and views? We’ve got you. Karryon has you covered with our recap of the 10 most-read stories of the week.

#10. “The most effective board” ever: ATIA unveils new board Chair, Vice Chair and Directors

ATIA board members at the 2024 AGM on Wednesday. (Image Mark Harada)

The Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) has announced several changes to its board after its 47th AGM held this week. “It is a great honour and privilege to be elected as ATIA’s Chair and lead such an esteemed board,” the new Chair said. Who is it, and who are the new Vice Chair and new Members?

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#9. 5 reasons why some agents hesitate to change consortia – and why it’s costing them

travellers choice consortia

The travel industry spends billions of dollars every year enticing people to step outside their comfort zones and explore the world, yet those working in the business can be surprisingly cautious when it comes to trying something new.

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#8. Travel Leaders: Scott Ellis, Chief Sales Officer, APT Travel Group

Scott Ellis, APT Travel Group

Scott Ellis, recently promoted to Chief Sales Officer (CSO) at APT Travel Group, embodies the spirit of dedication and passion that defines the company and the travel industry as a whole. Karryon chats to him about transparency, trust and catching salmon with bear cubs.

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#7. “We have the most aggressive offer”: Titan Travel CEO John Constable interview 

Titan Travel

Less than a year after arriving on the scene in Australia, Titan Travel is already making a splash. And talking to Karryon, CEO John Constable says that unlike in its British base, the escorted touring company works exclusively with travel professionals Down Under.

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#6. Advisors! Meet your 7 savvy travel agent support services founders & get set for success


Everyone needs a backup dancer who makes them look good, so how about seven? These savvy businesses offer a range of travel agent support services to help your team thrive effortlessly. Here are the travel pros you need to know now.

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#5. Travel to China gets major boost with visa-free entry for Aussies

Travel To China has been given a boost

China will include Australia in its visa waiver program in a move that will streamline travel and tourism to the Asian nation, China’s Premier Li Qiang has announced during a visit to Canberra. The news means Aussies will be granted 15-day visa-free travel to China.

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#4. High flyers! Qantas unveils first stand-alone premium cabin sale post-pandemic

Qantas A380 Business Class

After a dozen or so sales already this year, Qantas has launched its first stand-alone premium cabin sale since before COVID. Whetting flyers’ appetites over the next week will be thousands of discounted Business and Premium Economy seats.

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#3. Are you guilty? This is the worst thing you can do at a travel industry event…

The worst thing you can do at an industry event is this

It’s almost worse than getting drunk, forgetting someone’s name or not putting your business card in the draw for the door prize. But before you choose to cuddle up in your Oodie, binge-watching trash on Netflix, consider what you’re missing at an industry event.

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#2. Denpasar direct: New non-stop Bali flights have taken off from Australia


The new Bali flights mark the only nonstop service between the nation’s capital and the Indonesian island and just the second international service for Canberra Airport following the launch of direct Fiji Airways flights to Nadi in June 2023.

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#1. Jetstar launches new Vic-Qld route today, the first for any airline


Victorians looking to swap the freezing temps for warmer climes (and those looking to do the opposite), have a new way to do so with the launch of JQ’s MEL-Hervey Bay service. The new flights will operate 3 times per week and mark the first time these destinations have been directly linked.

Read all about it.

And that’s another must-read recap of Karryon‘s Top 10 Stories of the week.