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[Thursday 2 March 2017:] The Australian Federation of Travel Agents is pleased to welcome Pan Pacific Hotels Group to the prestigious list of 2017 National Travel Industry Award (NTIA) sponsors. 

Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and manages over 30 hotels around the world, with the group comprised of two acclaimed brands: “Pan Pacific” and “PARKROYAL”. “Pan Pacific”, including Pan Pacific Perth is a leading brand in Asia and throughout the Pacific Rim with hotels offering premium accommodations and services, while PARKROYAL including PARKROYAL Darling Harbour Sydney, PARKROYAL Parramatta and PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport are a collection of comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts located in the heart of cities across Asia Pacific. PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, is located in close proximity to the 2017 NTIA Gala Dinner venue; the newly opened International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour.

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney offers premium 4 ½ star accommodation with 340 modern guestrooms complete with the latest technology, club facilities, conference facilities, a gymnasium, function space, as well as the award winning ABODE Bistro & Bar.

Located only a 4-minute walk from Cockle Bay Wharf and an 8-minute walk from the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour Sydney is a hidden gem and a welcome sanctuary from the bustle of the city.

As the exclusive Accommodation Sponsor for 2017, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney is offering guests up to 30 per cent off the best available room rate, if booked prior to the 31st of March 2017.

“We are pleased to partner with Pan Pacific Hotels Group. It is wonderful that they are supporting the event and giving an excellent industry rate. The rooms are truly beautiful, so if you’re planning to stay in Sydney be sure to make the most of the special rate,” said Jayson Westbury AFTA Chief Executive.

“We have heard that there are several other big events happening in Darling Harbour the same weekend as the Gala Dinner so if you want accommodation in a prime location, then consider booking accommodation early,” added Westbury.

“As one of the leading Sydney hotels, within minutes of the newly refurbished Sydney Convention Centre we see our partnership with NTIA as a wonderful opportunity to showcase why our gateway brand is so strong in the Australian market. With people travelling in record numbers, 2017 will see even more growth and competition and we are delighted to be able to show our peers why the PARKROYAL brand is growing from strength to strength” Kurt Otto Wehinger, Area General Manager Oceania, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

AFTA invites the travel industry to visit the AFTA NTIA website pages to learn more about Pan Pacific Hotels Group or to access the discounted room rate. Click here.

2017 NTIA Key Dates;
• Nominees Announced - Monday 13 March 2017
• Voting Opens - Tuesday 14 March 2017
• Finalists Announced - Thursday 4 May 2017
• Judging Commences - Monday 29 May 2017 (Judged categories only)
• Gala Dinner - Saturday 22 July 2017