$30 million already paid to support travel agents

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Morrison Government is delivering emergency support to Australian travel agents, with more than $33 million in COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program payments already made.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan said more than 800 travel agents had already received payments since the program opened in December. Another 1,500 are currently being processed.

“Our Government is supporting travel agents as they deal with the extraordinary challenge of COVID-19,” Mr Tehan said.

“I encourage all travel agents who haven’t applied yet to go online and start an application. There are more than 2,500 small businesses with turnover below $500,000 who are eligible, but many may not yet have applied.

“Providing support to travel agents will also protect Australians who have cancelled travel plans and hold credit with agencies.”

The COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program provides a one-off grant ranging from $1,500 up to $100,000 to support travel agents impacted by COVID-19.

“The program was designed in consultation with the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and complements around $700 million in support already provided through measures like JobKeeper, PAYG cashflow boosts, and loss carry back provisions,” Mr Tehan said.

“I also encourage all Australians to support the local tourism industry by booking a domestic holiday this year.

“All levels of government and industry are working together, to provide national policy certainty so Australians have the confidence to make holiday plans.”

Attachment A

Table 1: Payments processed for COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program, as at 20 January 2021

Claims granted by payment tierGrant amountGRANTEDAmount paid
Greater or equal 50K and less than 100K$1,50095$142,500
Greater or equal 100K and less than 200K$4,00082$328,000
Greater or equal 200K and less than 300K$6,50065$422,500
Greater or equal 300K and less than 400K$9,00036$324,000
Greater or equal 400K and less than 500K$11,50027$310,500
Greater or equal 500K and less than 600K$14,00027$378,000
Greater or equal 600K and less than 700K$16,50021$346,500
Greater or equal 700K and less than 800K$19,00015$285,000
Greater or equal 800K and less than 900K$21,50021$451,500
Greater or equal 900K and less than $1m$24,00020$480,000
Greater or equal $1m and less than $1.1m$26,50013$344,500
Greater or equal $1.1m and less than $1.2m$29,00013$377,000
Greater or equal $1.2m and less than $1.3m$31,50015$472,500
Greater or equal $1.3m and less than $1.4m$34,0009$306,000
Greater or equal $1.4m and less than $1.5m$36,5007$255,500
Greater or equal $1.5m and less than $1.6m$39,00016$624,000
Greater or equal $1.6m and less than $1.7m$41,50011$456,500
Greater or equal $1.7m and less than $1.8m$44,00010$440,000
Greater or equal $1.8m and less than $1.9m$46,50012$558,000
Greater or equal $1.9m and less than $2m$49,0007$343,000
Greater or equal $2m and less than $2.1m$51,5008$412,000
Greater or equal $2.1m and less than $2.2m$54,00011$594,000
Greater or equal $2.2m and less than $2.3m$56,5008$452,000
Greater or equal $2.3m and less than $2.4m$59,0004$236,000
Greater or equal $2.4m and less than $2.5m$61,5008$492,000
Greater or equal $2.5m and less than $2.6m$64,0006$384,000
Greater or equal $2.6m and less than $2.7m$66,5003$199,500
Greater or equal $2.7m and less than $2.8m$69,0006$414,000
Greater or equal $2.8m and less than $2.9m$71,50010$715,000
Greater or equal $2.9m and less than $3m$74,0006$444,000
Greater or equal $3m and less than $3.1m$76,5006$459,000
Greater or equal $3.1m and less than $3.2m$79,0006$474,000
Greater or equal $3.2m and less than $3.3m$81,5007$570,500
Greater or equal $3.3m and less than $3.4m$84,0001$84,000
Greater or equal $3.4m and less than $3.5m$86,5005$432,500
Greater or equal $3.5m and less than $3.6m$89,0004$356,000
Greater or equal $3.6m and less than $3.7m$91,5006$549,000
Greater or equal $3.7m and less than $3.8m$94,0001$94,000
Greater or equal $3.8m and less than $3.9m$96,5007$675,500
Greater or equal $3.9m and less than $4m$99,0006$594,000
Greater or equal $4m and $100,000168$16,800,000
TOTAL SUMMARY 809$33,076,500

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