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[Friday 4 May 2018:] The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) is now accepting ticket requests for the 2018 NTIA Gala Dinner which will be held on Saturday 21 July in the Grand Ballroom at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.   

AFTA invites industry to join them celebrate the stars of the industry at the world class venue which boasts spectacular view of the city, 5 star culinary delights, state of the art sound and lighting technology and an increased capacity of 1,500 guests. 

Guests are in for a treat with a surprise act from an international super star and loads of lucky door prizes thanks to Major Sponsor Qantas, Air New Zealand and Star Alliance. 

This year the AFTA Singapore Airlines After Party will be held at Darling Harbour’s hottest waterfront venue, The Watershed. 

AFTA is also pleased to share that the 2018 Gala Dinner will again be held on a separate evening to the Flight Centre Global Ball. 

Ticket requests for the NTIA Gala Dinner are available from the AFTA website here. 

You can whet your appetite by watching last years’ highlights video here.


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.

ACS – AFTA Chargeback Scheme: Is a separate entity limited by guarantee as a Mutual Beneficiary Fund established for the benefit of ATAS Accredited AFTA members. ACS 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).
ACS participation is open to any ATAS accredited travel agent.

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.