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Smiling winners of Star Alliance NTIA global tickets

July 25, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

The photos tell the story! Asia, Canada, America, Europe, Japan and South Africa are among the destinations lucky agents will visit after last Saturday’s AFTA National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) gala night, when a Star Alliance 20th Anniversary Draw showered travel agents with tickets.

As the travel industry’s most prestigious awards evening began, guests peeled open their Star Alliance-branded napkin holder to reveal a unique number. During the evening Star Alliance member airlines then drew six lucky winners, with the recipients including:

  • Anna McMurtrie (Wentworth Travel) – return tickets for two to Toronto with Air Canada

Star Alliance NTIA Anna McMurtrie (Wentworth Travel) and Rick Pomery (Air Canada)

  • Michael Middleton (Bicton Travel) – return tickets for two to Tokyo and Nagoya, Osaka or Fukuhara flying All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • Debbie Ashes (Helloworld Travel Lane Cove) – return tickets for two to Europe via Bangkok with Thai Airways and Turkish Airlines

Star Alliance NTIA Brett Walsh (ANA) and Michael Middleton (Bicton Travel)

  • Kenneth Ung (Nexus Holidays) – return tickets for two to Asia on EVA Air
  • Kate Hansen (Bicton Travel) – return tickets for two to South Africa courtesy of South African Airways

Star Alliance NTIA Kate Hansen (Bicton Travel) and Tim Clyde-Smith (South African Airways)

  • Lauren Ashes (Helloworld Travel Lane Cove) – return tickets for two to New York flying United Airlines.

Addressing the NTIA audience – gathered this year in Sydney’s International Convention Centre – Star Alliance Country Steering Committee Chair Tim Clyde-Smith took the opportunity to thank the entire Australian travel industry for helping the Alliance celebrate 20 years of “connecting people and cultures”.

Star Alliance NTIA Katrina Chen (Eva Air), Kenneth Ung (Nexus Holidays) and Teresa Yang (Eva Air)

“And thank you to our member airlines for once again working together tonight to deliver something magical, because that is, of course, what Star Alliance is all about.”

 Star Alliance NTIA Lauren Ashes (Helloworld Lane Cove) and Belinda Condon (United)

For the third consecutive year, Star Alliance also sponsored the Best Non-Branded Travel Agency Group category at NTIA, with the category won by Magellan Travel Group.

Star Alliance_NTIA_Prin Yooprasert (Thai Airways), Debbie Ashes (Helloworld Lane Cove) and Ebuzer Tanhan (Turkish Airlines)

Other NTIA awards and news can be seen here: Two anniversaries and many winners at NTIA gala night

Edited by Peter Needham

The Star Alliance team at NTIA 2017

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