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2018 NTIA Nominations Now Open


[Monday 22 January 2018:] Nominations for the 2018 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards are now open.
The AFTA NTIA celebrates and rewards excellence in the Australian travel industry through a process which includes nominating, voting and judging candidates by an independent panel, culminating in the announcement of the winners at a Gala Awards Dinner.

Last year 1,076 nominations were received.

There are three (3) nomination forms used in the NTIA process – one form for the travel agent to nominate a supplier and another for a supplier to nominate a travel agent in the various categories. The third form is for the Emirates Travel Consultant Scholarship, which is a self nomination application.

To view the 2018 NTIA Nomination forms CLICK HERE.

Nominations will only be accepted via the online forms and each nomination will be verified to ensure both its eligibility and validity. Industry is encouraged to view the Conditions of Entry prior to nominating, available here.

The nomination period will run from 9:00am (AEDT) Monday 22 January through to 5:00pm (AEDT) Friday 16 February 2018.

The list of all 2018 Nominees will be announced in March 2018.

2018 NTIA Key Dates;
• Nomination period - Monday 22 January – Friday 16 February
• Nominees Announced - Monday 12 March
• Voting Period - Tuesday 13 March – Thursday 29 March
• Category Nomination Submissions due – 2 March (select categories only)
• Finalists Announced - Thursday 3 May
• Ticket Sales - Friday 4 May
• Judging Commences - Monday 28 May 2018 (Judged categories only)
• Gala Dinner - Saturday 21 July 2018

For more information on the NTIA, award sponsors, categories, category criteria or to complete a nomination form visit this page.


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Notes to Editors:

About NTIA:
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.


About AFTA:
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.

AICS – AFTA Insolvency Chargeback Scheme: Is a separate entity limited by guarantee as a Mutual Beneficiary Fund established for the benefit of ATAS Accredited AFTA members. AICS 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).

AICS participation is open to any ATAS accredited travel agent.