[VIDEO] Channel 7 News

Two-thirds of independent travel agents have missed out on the government’s travel support fund. Bill Lang from Small Business Australia calls for immediate action from the Prime Minister down to the Treasurer and Minister for Tourism and Travel, Dan Tehan is required to sort this mess “There are major issues with the design of the scheme. It’s looking after the interest of some very big corporate travel operators”.

Bill Lang on Channel 7 News

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Channel 7
97% of travel agencies are receiving JobKeeper with almost all saying they’ll have to close if the wage support finishes in March. That could mean the end for more than 2,000 businesses and 30,000 jobs

Bill Lang
Decades and decades of experience in organising international trips and interstate trips for Australians will be lost.

Channel 7
There’s also help available through the government’s travel support fund. But two-thirds of independent agents say they’ve missed out

Bill Lang
There are major issues with the design of the scheme is looking after the interests of some very big corporate travel operators.