While many borders, including Tasmania and Australia's remaining closed, travel agents are weighing up the cost to the holiday industry.
Launceston-based travel agent Lara Gebka said she hasn't made a booking since March, currently spending many hours liaising refunds and credits for clients.
"It's been a long, drawn out process ... some airlines have been more efficient than others," she said.
"One client who I put through a refund for in late February still hasn't received anything ... as an agent it's been a bit of a nightmare."
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With many would-be travellers left out of pocket from cancelled holidays, Ms Gebka said the pandemic raised awareness around the importance of knowing the terms and conditions to your bookings and travel insurance.
"The question's definitely going to be there ... whether it's accommodation, airlines, travel agents, cruise liners, I think there's going to be a bigger focus on terms and conditions," Ms Gebka said.
With no intentions of shutting down her travel agent work, Ms Gebka said the industry would come back stronger in a post-covid world due to the convenience of having an agent find the safest deal for your purse.
"I really feel for the people that didn't book through someone, because I've spent hours on hold even through my trade line ... I feel for those people not able to lean on someone to navigate through the chaos," she said.