NTIA Process - Voted vs 2-step Submission Categories
Please read the details below to understand the new process we have implemented for 2019. It explains the difference between the voted categories and those that are required to complete a submission and presentation to the AFTA NTIA Judging Panel.
Voted Award Categories
Following nominations, the award categories listed below will be voted on by the industry and the companies with the five (5) highest number of votes will proceed through to being a Finalist in the 2019 AFTA NTIA.
Voted Categories >
Cat 18 - Best Domestic Airline
Cat 19 - Best Airline International - On Line
Cat 20 - Best Airline International - Off Line
Cat 21 - Best Cruise Operator - Domestic Deployment
Cat 22 - Best Cruise Operator - International Deployment
Cat 26 - Best Car / Campervan Rental Operator
Cat 27 - Best Tourist Office International
Cat 31 - Best Agency Support Service
Cat 35 - Best Hotel / Resort Group
2-Step Submission + Judged Categories
As AFTA follows a continuous improvement mantra for NTIA, a two-step process now determines the finalists across the following categories.
Nominees are required to complete an online submission to confirm their NTIA nomination.
All submissions will be marked by an independent assessor. The 5 highest scoring submissions in each category will process through to being a Finalist. The following categories are NOT voted categories.
The 5 Finalists will be required to make a presentation to the NTIA Judging Pannel. Judging will take place between Wednesday 12 - Friday 21 June 2019.
Two-Step Submission Categories >
Cat 1 - Best Travel Agency Group (50 Store or More)
Cat 2 - Best Non Branded Travel Agency Group
Cat 3 - Best Travel Agency Leisure - Single Location
Cat 4 - Best Travel Agency Leisure - Multi Location
Cat 5 - Best Travel Agency Corporate - Single Location
Cat 6- Best Travel Agency Corporate - Multi Location
Cat 7 - Best National Travel Management Company
Cat 8- Best Mobile Travel Advisor Network
Cat 9 - Best Online Travel Agency (OTA)
Cat 10 - Best Business Events Travel Agency
Cat 11 - Best Travel Consultant Leisure
Cat 12 - Best Travel Consultant Corporate
Cat 13 - Best Travel Agency Manager – Leisure Single Location
Cat 14 - Best Travel Agency Manager – Leisure Multi Location
Cat 15 - Best Travel Agency Manager – Corporate Single Location
Cat 16 - Best Mobile Travel Advisor
Cat 17 - Young Travel Agent of the Year
Cat 23 - Best River Cruise Operator
Cat 24 - Best Tour Operator - Domestic
Cat 25 - Best Tour Operator - International
Cat 28 - Best Specialty Wholesaler
Cat 29 - Best Wholesaler - Australian Product
Cat 30 - Best Wholesaler - International Product
Cat 32 - Best Sales Executive – Land
Cat 33 - Best Sales Executive - Cruise
Cat 34 - Best Sales Executive - Air
Cat 38 - Best Travel Agent Technology Innovation
Cat 39 - Emirates Travel Consultant Scholarship
Cat 41 - The CATO Awards: Consultant of the Year - Adventure
Cat 42 - The CATO Awards: Consultant of the Year - Group Touring
Cat 43 - The CATO Awards: Consultant of the Year - Ski
Cat 44 - The CATO Awards: Consultant of the Year - F.I.T
Best Travel Writer is submission only. Face to face judging is not required.
Cat 37 - Best Travel Writer - Consumer
Finalists & Judging Schedule
Finalists will be announced on Monday 20 May 2019.
Finalists who are required to make a presentation or provide a submission will be contacted directly.
The Judging period for the NTIA Finalists is Wednesday 12 - Friday 21 June 2019.
Please note, due to the time commitments of the AFTA NTIA Judging Panel, these dates are unable to be altered. If a person is unable to attend their scheduled Finalist presentation, they may nominate an alternate in the case of company categories. No alternates are permitted in the case of individual categories.
Top 5 Tips for Finalist Presentations
AFTA has compiled a list of the top 5 tips for those Finalists making a presentation to the AFTA Judging Panel.
These tips are based on feedback from previous year's judging and will assist you in preparing for your presentation and best utilising the time allowed.