With many Airlines, Cruise Liners, Suppliers (Wholesalers) going into administration and/or insolvency it's made the life of a travel agent extremely difficult.
The new Govt package is great for Tourism, but not for us AGENTS.
OVER 12 months on and we are still doing it tough, real tough.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | 3AW RADIO "SUNDAY MORNING SHOW" 31.01.21
REPORTER - Darren James, Nick McCallum and Heidi Murphy
Travel agents plan to shut down or shed jobs following end of JobKeeper.
Travel agents are some of the hardest-hit by the decision to end JobKeeper, saying they aren't able to access other tourism assistance being offered.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | theinformer tv 10.11.20
Reporter - George Donikian
Travel agent Josh Zuker provides an insight into the difficulties the travel industry and airlines have faced and how long before people can start travelling again.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | CHANNEL SEVEN NEWS 24.03.21
REPORTER - Georgia Love
The Looming End of Job Keeper
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | A CURRent affair 29.10.20
REPORTER - Alison Petrowski
Travel agents hit by pandemic + criticism say they're doing it tough too
YOUTUBE VIDEO | A TRIBUTE TO COVID19 11.10.20
The video is not just dedicated to the beloved Travel Industry, but for every single person who has lost their job, experiencing financial hardship, and lost loved ones. This is one that I know I will be sharing with my family in years to come! Thank you to Guy Sebastian and his amazing lyrics "Standing With You".
JOSH ZUKER TRAVEL 02.03.21
Vacating our Hampton Street Office for the last time!
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | ABC RADIO "AM" SHOW 15.07.21
REPORTER - Gavin Coote
Concerns another Melbourne lockdown would 'decimate' economy
The outbreak threatens to derail the city's economic recovery, following multiple lockdowns that've seen many businesses close for good.
Josh Zuker understands that hardship only too well - his travel company wound up last month.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | CHANNEL NEWS ASIA 11.03.21
REPORTER - Brianna Piazza
Australia’s payroll support programme for businesses
Australia’s payroll support programme for businesses, called Job Keeper, has helped keep thousands employed during the COVID-19 downturn, but many expect to lose their jobs when the scheme ends at this month. Brianna Piazza reports from Melbourne.
COVID VICTORIA: REPEATED LOCKDOWNS LEAVING TRAIL OF BROKEN BUSINESSES | HERALD SUN 24.07.21
REPORTER - SHANNON DEERY
Victoria’s small businesses have taken hit after hit with repeated lockdowns. They reveal how their lives and livelihoods have been crushed.
JOSH ZUKER TRAVEL, HAMPTON
Along with the loss of my office space I have lost $4 million turnover in 12 months, and refunded $1.8 million to date.
The figures are always hard to hear, and every time I say them I am brought to tears.
Lockdown will mean a full closure of my company.
I have had to sell my personal home to pay back debt, however, this was not enough still.
Living in debt and still finding myself explaining the situation to lenders has now become a joke.
A new version of JobKeeper needs to be introduced because many businesses are working for free.
As travel agents we are still working online, around the clock in the hope to help our clients.
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TRAVEL AGENTS IN CRISIS | HERALD SUN 25.01.21
REPORTER - SHANNON DEERY
Travel agents in crisis!