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[19 November 2015:] The Australian Federation of Travel Agents is delighted to confirm that the prestigious National Travel Industry Awards will be held on Saturday 16 July, 2016.

The Gala Dinner will remain at the Dockside Pavilion Darling Harbour before moving to the new International Convention Centre Sydney in 2017.

“It is always an exciting time as we begin planning for an even bigger and better Gala Dinner event. I am pleased to share that we have new plans for the venue and seating arrangements in order to maximise capacity. We know how important the event has become to everyone in the travel industry and we really want to accommodate as many people as we can,” said Jayson Westbury, AFTA Chief Executive.

2016 NTIA Key Dates;
• Nominations Open - Monday 1 February 2016
• Nominees Announced - Wednesday 16 March 2016
• Voting Opens- Thursday 17 March 2016
• Finalists Announced - Wednesday 27 April 2016
• Judging Commences - Monday 16 May 2016 (judged categories only)
• Gala Dinner - Saturday 16 July 2016

AFTA is also pleased to confirm that Qantas will once again be the Major Sponsor of NTIA 2016.

“NTIA would not be the event that it is if it wasn’t for the ongoing commitment and true partnership of Qantas. AFTA places the NTIA as one of our most important activities in the industry calendar and we are thankful to Qantas for helping us make it the night of nights for the Australian travel industry,” said Westbury.

NTIA 2016