Get your nominations in!
NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2020 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA)
(TD breaking news) - and this year’s event is expected to be particularly hotly contested.
The recently collapsed Excite Holidays (TD 14 Jan), which withdrew from AFTA and ATAS about a year ago, was curiously just seven weeks ago named “Wholesaler of the Year” in a rival awards program.
In contrast, the rigorous judging process of the NTIA ensures that the awards truly celebrate and reward the best of the best in the Australian travel industry, AFTA said, with categories covering travel agencies and individual consultants, as well as the various suppliers which support them and their businesses.
To enter, most categories require ATAS accreditation and participants go through a process which includes nominating, voting or a written submission & judging candidates by an independent panel.
The awards culminate in the announcement of the winners at the industry night of nights, the NTIA gala awards dinner, which will be held on Sat 18 Jul at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.
The four forms used in the NTIA process are: one for agents to nominate a supplier in various categories; a supplier form to nominate travel agents and travel agencies; the Emirates Travel Consultant Scholarship for selfnominations; and Travel Writer nomination form.
Nominations opened at 9am this morning and will close 5pm (AEDT) Fri 14 Feb.
The industry is encouraged to view the Conditions of Entry prior to nominating (HERE), with entries only accepted via the online form and each nomination to be verified to ensure its eligibility and validity.
The list of all 2020 Nominees will be announced in Mar.
To make a nomination or for more information, CLICK HERE.