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AFTA cancels ATAS status of several participants

April 6, 2018 Headline News No Comments Email Email

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) advised yesterday it had taken further action “today, and in the last month” to cancel the ATAS travel accredited status of a number of ATAS participants “for failing to renew or demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria”. 

AFTA reminded participants in its non-obligatory ATAS scheme “that the Eligibility Criteria of the ATAS Charter and the obligations under the ATAS Code of Conduct must be adhered to and demonstrated at all times”.

ATAS is open to all travel intermediaries (those that buy and sell travel).

AFTA yesterday said the cancellations are:

  • WizTrips (ABN: 32166071790)
  • Evolution Luxury Travel (ABN: 29085838053)
  • Champion Travel & Tours (ABN: 60264035076)
  • TravelPlus (ABN: 15945301094)
  • Getaway Travel & Cruise (ABN: 23928129367)
  • Lorraine’s House of Travel (ABN:  48003296286)

AFTA further stated: “ATAS Participants whose accreditation has been cancelled must immediately take steps to remove any logo or reference to AFTA or ATAS from their website, business cards, any ancillary internet or social media sites you may use (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) any printed material used to promote your business like brochures, flyers or newsletters and any other in store promotional materials used like certificates, stickers or window decals. Cancelled Participants are no longer eligible for the AFTA Chargeback Scheme (ACS).”

A notice has been posted to this effect on the AFTA website pursuant to s6.2 of the ATAS Charter.

Edited by Peter Needham

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