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January 22, 2019 Headline News No Comments Email Email


Nominations for the 2019 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards are now open, beginning a process which will end with the announcement of winners at the glittering annual Gala Dinner, to be held this year on Saturday 20 July 2019.

The AFTA NTIA celebrates and rewards excellence in the Australian travel industry through a process which includes nominating, voting or a written submission and judging candidates by an independent panel, culminating in the announcement of the winners at a Gala Awards Dinner.

There are four nomination forms used in the NTIA process:

  • Travel agent form to nominate a supplier in various supplier categories;
  • Supplier form to nominate travel agents and travel agencies in both the AFTA NTIA & the CATO Awards;
  • Emirates Travel Consultant Scholarship for self-nominations;
  • Travel Writer nomination form also for self-nominations.

To make a nomination CLICK HERE.

Nominations will be accepted only via the online forms and each nomination will be verified to ensure both its eligibility and validity. Industry is encouraged to view the Conditions of Entry prior to nominating, available here.

The nomination period will end at 5pm (AEDT) Friday 15 February 2019.

The list of all 2019 Nominees will be announced in March 2019. 

2019 NTIA Key Dates: 

  • Nominations Open – Monday 21 January 2019
  • Category Nomination Submissions due – Friday 15 March 2019 (Selected categories)
  • Nominees Announced – Monday 25 March 2019
  • Voting Opens – Tuesday 26 March 2019
  • Finalists Announced – Monday 20 May 2019
  • Ticket Sales – Tuesday 21 May 2019
  • Judging Period – Wednesday 12 June to Friday 21 June 2019 (Judged categories only)
  • Gala Dinner – Saturday 20 July 2019

The 2019 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) will launch the inaugural CATO Awards, designed to recognise and reward front line travel consultants across four categories.

The CATO Award categories will be promoted alongside the NTIA categories and be included in the NTIA promotional and judging processes. There will be no voting for any of The CATO categories – all winners will be determined via the same two-step submission and judging process used by AFTA to ethically and fairly determine winners.

Globus, G-Adventures, Intrepid and The Travel Corporation will be the inaugural sponsors of the CATO Awards with the four high-profile brands coming together in a group sponsorship.

Edited by Peter Needham



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