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AFTA Names People’s Choice: ATAS Retail Travel Agency Of The Year Finalists

July 11, 2017 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Today, AFTA has revealed the 2017 People’s Choice: ATAS Retail Travel Agency of the year state Finalists after more than 8,000 consumer votes were received.

The People’s Choice Campaign was delivered through a dedicated consumer program in which consumers were asked to vote for their favourite ATAS retail travel agency.

The campaign was administered by Australia’s best-selling travel magazine publishers, International Traveller Magazine & Australian Traveller Magazine. Consumers were invited to vote either online or through the magazine survey forms. AFTA created branded assets that agencies could use to promote their agency and rally consumer votes.

APT formed an integral part of the campaign as both Prize Partner, offering every consumer that voted the chance to win an 8-Day Vietnam and Cambodia Mekong River Cruise and Gold Sponsor for the People’s Choice NTIA Award Category. The winners will be advised after the NTIA event has taken place.

The travel agencies who received the most consumer votes in each state are category finalists and the winner will be will be announced at the National Travel Industry Award Gala Dinner which will be held on Saturday 22 July 2017 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

he 2017 People’s Choice Finalists;

NSW – Chris Watson Travel Tamworth

ACT – Weston Cruise & Travel

SA/NT – Kingscote Travel

TAS – Home Travel Company

VIC – Destination HQ Beaumaris

WA – Bicton Travel

QLD – New Farm Travel

“The people have spoken via this campaign, wonderfully executed by International Traveller Magazine, sponsored by APT and open to ATAS accredited retail agents. Bricks and Mortar agents remain the backbone of the Australian travel industry and this award process is just another way that AFTA drives the connection with consumers and ATAS travel agents across the country,” said Jayson Westbury Chief Executive AFTA.

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