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AFTA welcomes new CEO

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) has confirmed Dean Long as incoming Chief Executive Officer. Long joins AFTA from 2 years as CEO and Executive Director of the Accommodation Association of Australia and brings extensive government relations, stakeholder engagement, policy development, media and campaign expertise, as well as AFTA and sector specific knowledge as a result of several of his past positions.

Long’s previous role with AFTA was as Head of Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships, a position he held for 4.5 years before joining American Express in September 2018. He brings a track record of achievement, strategic impact and policy outcomes in travel, tourism, financial services, insurance and property development following roles with American Express, AFTA, the NSW Minister for Tourism, and Tourism NSW.

Taken from AFTA media release.

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