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Bula! 2016 NTIA Guests to be welcomed by Tourism Fiji

[13 July 2016:] Tourism Fiji is set to surprise and delight guests as they arrive at the AFTA National Travel Industry Awards this Saturday, 16 July 2016.

The NTIA is the most highly anticipated event in the travel industry calendar and Arrivals Sponsor Tourism Fiji won’t disappoint. Guests will be greeted by Fijian Warriors and a beautifully Fijian themed pontoon.

“There isn’t a more dynamic and fun way to being the 2016 NTIA Gala Dinner. I have no doubt guests will be warmed by the energetic and colourful Fijian welcome on the chilly winter’s evening,” said AFTA Chief Executive Jayson Westbury.

Carlah Walton, Regional Director Australia said; “Tourism Fiji is very proud to be partnering with AFTA for the NTIA Awards. Australia is Fiji's major source market and as such supporting the industry is an honour and a way to show our commitment to those who support our destination. After TC Winston it is imperative that Australian travellers continue to holiday in Fiji as this is the best way to support Fijians in their hour of need”.

The Gala Dinner will be held this Saturday 16 July at Darling Harbour.

Doors open at 5pm.


Joanne Tralaggan,, 0407 264 392

Notes to Editors:

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) is the peak body in Australia representing the retail travel industry. Founded in 1957, AFTA represents the majority of travel agents in Australia and includes all of the major travel agency groups.

AFTA’s role is to uphold the interests of members in matters relating to the operation of all travel agencies in Australia. In broad terms these issues are ones that are not addressed by agent chain or corporate entities on behalf of their members, and are ones that involve the industry as a whole.

ATAS -TRAVEL ACCREDITED: The AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) is an industry accreditation scheme that sets the benchmark of quality for the travel industry.

AFTA is committed, through ATAS, to elevating travel industry standards in Australia by driving increased and continued participation by travel intermediaries in ATAS and raising consumer awareness of the benefits of booking travel through an ATAS accredited agent.

The accreditation scheme is open to all travel intermediaries (those that buy and sell travel).

The AFTA National Travel Industry Awards (AFTA NTIA) acknowledge the best of the best in the Australian travel industry – with categories covering travel agencies and individual consultants, as well as the various suppliers which support them and their businesses.

These awards are essential in providing encouragement and recognition to the businesses and personnel who demonstrate outstanding service, marketing excellence and business acumen to the travel industry.

The 2016 AFTA NTIA Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday 16 July at the Dockside Pavilion Darling Harbour.