The Australian Federation of Travel is delighted to announce that the Vienna Tourist Board has joined the distinguished list of sponsors for the 2016 National Travel Industry Awards.
The Vienna Tourist Board, via the Austrian National Tourist Office, will sponsor Category 23,Best River Cruise Operator. This award recognises companies who excel in operating river cruises on a year round basis.
The river cruise operators nominated in the 2016 NTIA are; APT, Avalon Waterways, Evergreen Tours, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Tauck River Cruising, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Viking Cruises.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Astrid Mulholland-Licht, Director of the Austrian National Tourist Office for Australia/New Zealand said: “Austria’s world famous capital Vienna is one of the major highlights for passengers enjoying Danube River Cruise itineraries and we estimate that around 20 percent of Australian travellers to Austria visit Vienna as part of a river cruise. All of the nominated River Cruise Operators offer cruises that include Vienna in their product range and the Vienna Tourist Board is excited to be associated with a NTIA category that provides such a meaningful connection between the Sponsor and the Nominees.
“We feel privileged that the Vienna Tourist Board has joined the family of NTIA sponsors. NTIA would not be the event that it is if it were not for the support of our sponsors. Thank you to all those involved and I can’t wait for you to witness what we have install for this year’s night of nights,” said Jayson Westbury, AFTA Chief Executive.
Voting for the Best River Cruise Operator is now open and industry is invited to vote via the special voting forms available the AFTA website here.
For more information on the NTIA, categories, category criteria or to complete a nomination form visit the AFTA website.