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AFTA announces Emirates as Gold Sponsor and exciting New Category Emirates Travel Consultant Scholarship.

February 11, 2014 Association No Comments Email Email

The 2014 National Travel Industry Awards will bring yet another exciting new category. AFTA and Emirates are thrilled to announce the Emirates Travel Consultant Scholarship.

The scholarship will recognise an individual with less than three years experience in the travel industry who demonstrates they have the willingness and potential to further their career by undertaking recognised studies. This category will be self nominated only.
The scholarship will provide:

 Up to $10,000 towards a related education course to enhance their career.
 Business Class trip for two to Dubai to meet key leaders at Emirates including a five night itinerary to experience everything that Dubai has to offer.
 A trip to Melbourne as a guest of Emirates in the Melbourne Cup Marquee.
 All 5 finalists will each receive 1 ticket to the NTIA gala dinner.
AFTA Chief Executive Jayson Westbury says “This is a fantastic way for up and coming travel consultants to further their skills and become entrepreneurs of the travel industry in the future.”

“With around 80 per cent of our revenue in Australia derived from trade, Emirates is committed to its travel trade partners”, said Bryan Banston, Emirates’ Vice President Australasia.

“We’re very proud to partner with AFTA and join as a Gold Sponsor. This collaboration allows us to nurture and educate young talent to support to support the growth of the travel trade industry in Australia,” Mr Banston concluded.

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents has also confirmed that Emirates will join the distinguished list of Gold sponsors for the 2014 NTIA.

NTIA and AFTA are delighted to welcome them.

AFTA is looking forward to working with Emirates and all of its sponsors to ensure that this year’s NTIA is our best yet.

You can find the entrant guidelines for this exciting new category at

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