follow us
Planning your next holiday? Find an ATAS accredited agent here » ATAS Logo


If you're a new user and do not yet have a username/login.

Register Now

Participant Zone

Accredited ATAS participants click here for access to the secure business support area.


Returning users log in to commence or access your ATAS application.

My AFTA Login

News Hub

« Back


The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) is delighted to announce the 2016 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) Nominees.

More than 800 nominations were received across the 37 award categories.

As with previous years, popular nominee categories were Best Travel Agency Retail – Single Location, Best Travel Consultant - Retail, Best Travel Agency Manager – Retail Single Location and the Emirates Travel Consultant Scholarship.

An impressive number of nominations were also received across the supplier categories; Best Tourist Office - International, Best Speciality Wholesaler and Best Sales Executive - Industry Supplier.

The full list of nominees is available by downloading the PDF below.

2016 Nominees

Voting in the 2016 AFTA NTIA will commence at 9:00am (AEDT) 17 March and will run until 5:00pm (AEST) Friday, 8 April 2016.

AFTA congratulates all those nominated and wishes you the best of luck through the voting and judging process.


Joanne Tralaggan,, 02 9287 9900

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.