[Thursday 3 May 2018:] After much anticipation the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) has today revealed the 2018 National Travel Industry Award (NTIA) Finalists.
The full list of Finalists can be viewed here.
Finalists were determined by one of two processes – a submission which was assessed by an independent panel of university markers or as voted by industry.
Today, AFTA announces the highest-ranked nominees, across all 38 award categories, who will proceed through to Finalist status.
For the judged categories, presentations to the NTIA Judging panel will take place at Qantas Headquarters in Mascot, Sydney between Tuesday 29 May – Wednesday 6 June 2018.
Finalists are encouraged to register for the NTIA Judging Webinar which will take place on Wednesday 16 May at 12 noon and registrations are available here.
Ticket request forms to attend the Gala Dinner will be available on the AFTA website from tomorrow, Friday 4 May 2018.
AFTA congratulates all Finalists and wishes everyone the best of luck throughout the judging process.
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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.
ACS – AFTA Chargeback Scheme: Is a separate entity limited by guarantee as a Mutual Beneficiary Fund established for the benefit of ATAS Accredited AFTA members. ACS protects travel agents from debit and credit card chargebacks as a result of end supplier failure.
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).
ACS participation is open to any ATAS accredited travel agent.
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 within the travel industry.
The 2018 AFTA NTIA Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday 21 July at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.