Third round of travel support program to open on March 29

  • Media release
26 March 2022

The guidelines for the Morrison Government’s third round of the Consumer Travel Support Program (CTSP) have been released today.

This round is providing $75.5 million in targeted support and will be open to eligible travel agents and tour arrangement service providers who continue to support consumers to rebook their travel using existing COVID-related travel credits.

Applications for the third round of grants will open on March 29 and close on April 20, with submissions assessed on receipt, and payments processed once an application is approved.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan invited all eligible travel agents to access the support material and, if they are eligible, to make an application.

“Australia’s tourism industry is bouncing back, and with the release of our THRIVE2030 strategy Australian tourism will go from strength to strength.” Mr Tehan said.

“All eligible businesses will be able to access guidelines and support material to assist them in their applications.”

So far, eligible businesses have received $184 million under the program, with 5,455 grants issued to approximately 3,233 travel agents and tour arrangement service providers.

Round 3 of the program is open to businesses who have received a CTSP Round 2 or Round 2 Multi-outlet payment.

This is along with a new stream for eligible travel agents and tour arrangement service providers that started operations in the calendar year 2019 (or up to 31 March 2020) and achieved a turnover of between $50,000 and $20m (pro-rated) during that year.

Maximum grants of $90,000 down to $7,500 will be provided based on the eligible turnover and reference period under Round Two and / or the Multi-outlets scheme.

For more information visit: COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program - Austrade

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