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Nominations & Voting

Voting Now Closed

Voting in the 2018 National Travel Industry Awards has now closed.

Over the next few weeks we will be validating the votes and contacting Finalists. 

Finalists will be publicly announced on Thursday the 3rd of May. 

Please read the details below to understand the new process we have implemented for 2018. It explains the difference between the voted categories and those that were required to complete a submission.

NTIA Process - Voted vs 2-step Submission Categories

Voted Award Categories

The following award categories are open for voting on by the industry.

Voted Categories > 3, 9, 18-31, 33 & 34

Voting is open from 12 - 29 March. Once the voting period has closed, the votes are tallied up and the 5 Nominees with the highest votes in each category will proceed to the Finalist round.  

NB: Finalists for categories 3, 9, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 & 34 will be required to make a presentation to the NTIA Judges. Judging will take place between Monday 28 May - Wednesday 6 June.

2-Step Submission + Judging Categories

This year, as we follow a continuous improvement mantra for NTIA, we’ve added a two-step process to determine the finalists across these  categories.

The following categories are NOT voted categories.

Nominees are required to complete an online submission to confirm their NTIA nomination (now closed).

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 5 Finalists will be required to make a presentation to the NTIA Judging Pannel. Judging will take place between Monday 28 May - Wednesday 6 June.

Two-Step Submission Categories >

  • Best Travel Agency Group (50 Store or More)
  • Best Non Branded Travel Agency Group
  • Best Travel Agency Retail - Multi Location
  • Best Travel Agency Corporate - Single Location
  • Best Travel Agency Corporate - Multi Location
  • Best National Travel Management Company
  • Best Travel Broker Network
  • Best Business Events Travel Agency
  • Best Travel Consultant Retail
  • Best Travel Consultant Corporate
  • Best Travel Agency Manager – Retail Single Location
  • Best Travel Agency Manager – Retail Multi Location
  • Best Travel Agency Manager – Corporate Single Location
  • Best Travel Agency Manager – Corporate Multi Location
  • Young Travel Agent of the Year
  • Best Sales Executive – Industry Supplier
  • Best Travel Agent Technology Innovation
  • Emirates Travel Consultant Scholarship

    Submission Only
    Best Travel Writer is submission only. Face to face judging is not required.

  • Best Travel Writer - Consumer

2018 NTIA Nominees

Congratulations to the 2018 Nominees

To view the full list of Nominees CLICK HERE

Conditions of Entry

All nominees will be contacted to confirm that they accept their nomination status.

The below PDF contains the Conditions of Entry that nominees will be required to accept in order to formalise their nomination and proceed into the voting and / or finalist process.

Conditions of Entry

Finalists & Judging Schedule

Finalists will be announced on Thursday 3 May 2018.

Finalists who are required to make a presentation or provide a submission will be contacted directly.

The Judging period for the NTIA Finalists is Monday 28 May - Wednesday 6 June 2018.

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.


If you have any queries please contact 

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