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voting now open for ntia 2016 nominees

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) wishes to congratulate all 2016 NTIA nominees as voting officially opened at 9:00am (AEDT) today.

There are two separate voting forms - one for travel agents to use when voting in the supplier categories and one for suppliers to use when voting in the travel agent categories. Participants may vote for up to 5 nominees in each category.

The full list of nominees is available here.

The voting forms are available here.

Voting will run until 5:00pm (AEST) Friday, 8 April and industry will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the esteemed event when they go on sale late April.

The winners will be announced at the NTIA Gala Dinner on Saturday 16 July at the Dockside Pavilion Darling Harbour.


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.