19 October Success on ATIA’s call for return of ACCC monitoring of domestic airlines October 19, 2023 By Amanda Rixon Media Release 0 19 October 2023 The reinstatement of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s monitoring of domestic airlines is great news for travellers and travel businesses and will support increased efficiency and reliability of flights. The Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) welcomes the Federal Government’s decision given the critical importance of quarterly reporting by the ACCC. ATIA has repeatedly called for the reintroduction of ACCC monitoring of domestic aviation including in its submissions to the Inquiry into Tourism and International Education Sectors, and the Bilateral Air Rights Inquiry, and reinforced in recent roundtables for the Aviation White Paper process. Quotes attributable to ATIA CEO Dean long (available for interview) “Quarterly reporting by the ACCC is critically important to tracking the overall health of Australia’s domestic aviation sector, especially while Travel’s recovery is still underway and capacity still lacking. We saw the benefits of this monitoring during COVID with the ACCC identifying areas that needed to be addressed including in relation to the sale of tickets for cancelled flights.” “This reporting unlocks critical information that allows consumers and industry stakeholders to receive timely and relevant information including about capacity and prices. The enhancements to add consumer complaints will further build trust.” “When the monitoring commenced during COVID, we saw this reporting allow valuable insight into the overall health of the domestic aviation sector to support Australia’s overall economic growth." “This is a unique moment in time for change and we are delighted that the Federal Government has acted in line with ATIA’s submissions to the Tourism and International Education Sectors Inquiry and the Bilateral Air Rights Inquiry, and reinforces in recent roundtables for the Aviation White Paper Process.”  A copy of ATIA’s submission is available bit.ly/3RlZ8ak Related Articles Singapore Airlines returns as NTIA major sponsor The highly anticipated National Travel Industry Awards will be held in Melbourne on the 18th of November and AFTA is thrilled to announce Singapore Airlines as the major sponsor for the event for the second year running. ATIA’s asks reflected in main Senate Inquiry Report Many of the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA)’s recommendations to the Senate Select Committee’s Inquiry into Commonwealth Bilateral Air Service Agreements on how Australia’s aviation industry can be reformed to better support consumers have been accepted. NTIA Custodians a vital force behind the success of the 2023 NTIA The Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) on behalf of the travel industry thanks the NTIA Custodians whose invaluable contributions have played a pivotal role in making this year’s NTIAs such a resounding success. Rising Costs and Impacts of Flight Cancellations on Australian Travel and Tourism, Revealed by ATIA Research The Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) today draws attention to the significant economic impact of domestic flight cancellations, as detailed in a recent research paper commissioned by the ATIA. ATIA tells Senate inquiry a revolution is needed With international fares from Sydney in 2023 up to 99% higher than pre-COVID, and a lack of competition and capacity, the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) has told the Senate Committee Inquiry into Bilateral Air Service Agreements a revolution rather than a recalibration of Australia’s aviation industry is needed to ensure consumers are better supported. ATIA Canberra-bound in strong support for Australian Travel With Parliament sitting again this week, The Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is Canberra-bound to lobby across a number of key areas for its members and the future success of the Australian travel industry. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.